Originally from the Oaxacan Mixteca, Oscar Axo graduated in Visual Arts at UNAM’s Faculty of Arts & Design. In 2012 he founded the urban art collective Axolotl which achievements include a mural commemorating the Spain Cultural Center’s 15th anniversary in Mexico. In 2017, he returned to his cart alone and traveled across the world to paint in Peru, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany where he collaborated with Hera from Herakut.
Oscar Axo’s work is a retelling of dreamlike environments and mysterious characters, a reflection of his childhood memories, where his Oaxacan cultural heritage converges with the reality of migration and the new ways of understanding the indigenous themselves. Lightness is an integral part of the composition and reminds us that art is the voice of the soul of the human being that cries out hope in dark moments. His art is an important reference within the realist current of Mexican art and is regarded as one of the important promises of Oaxacan art.