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Octavio Ocampo Metamorphic Art

Metamorphic Art by Octavio Ocampo

Octavio Ocampo is one of Mexico’s most prolific artists.

Ocampo was born on 28 February 1943 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. He is a painter who uses a style called “metamorphic art” which utilizes optical illusions in the painting.

He has studied at the school of painting and sculpture (La Esmeralda) Bellas Artes (1961 – 1965) and at the SanFrancisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California (1972 – 1974). He now lives in Tepoztlan, north of Mexico City.

Ocampo is known for several works in his evocative paintings in which detailed images are intricately woven together to create larger images. The optical illusions fading back and stepping forward as you study the pieces, notice the details, and finally recognize the large scale intention. This is Metamorphic Art by Octavio Ocampo.

Student-Professor: Does Evil Exist?

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)