About the Artist:
J. Carlos Cruz was born in a small village in the Mexican state of Puebla. When he was eight his family moved to Pachuca, the capital city of Hidalgo, where he first began his studies. As a child Mr. Cruz did not receive any formal artistic training, though he always had an affinity for painting and drawing. It was during his time studying Humanities at the Universidad Autonoma de Hidalgo, where he really discovered his artistic skills, particularly in painting and drawing. After continuing to educate himself in the field of artistry by expanding his knowledge of many mediums, Mr. Cruz eventually moved to Houston, Texas, where he currently resides.
"As an artist, I feel it is my mission to explore the intrinsic beauty that can be found in an object, a being, or even the environment around us. As sound is to a musician, art is to the artist; for each, it is their medium through which they can express a point of view. Art allows me to share my viewpoint and, by doing so, intertwine my soul with those tuned to the same frequency. I believe that when art achieves a clear understanding and expresses the artist’s true self, it allows viewers to experience a full sense of joy. That, in and of itself, is recognition enough."