Fascinating drawings of improbable animals by Mateo Pizarro based in Mexico. The animals are based on descriptions found in either medieval bestiaries or tales of the end of the world from different cultures. Searches for passages describing the animals in peculiar ways are conducted in a wide range of books and the names of the animals are excluded so that the drawings are based solely on written accounts.
He has exhibited his pieces in Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Spain and France, including fairs such as ArtBo and La Otra, in Bogotá, ArteBa in Buenos Aires and Drawing Now in Paris.
With the project “Bestiary of non-existent animals“, he was one of the winners of the “Grants and Commissions Program of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation” (Cifo), in a category that recognizes emerging artists from Latin America, he also received first prize at the Salon of Young Art Colsanitas-Embassy of Spain, among other awards. His work is part of important collections in America and Europe and his drawings have been used in the covers of several books.