Enrique Oroz was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora but has been resident in Guadalajara since a very young age. He studied at the Cabanas Institute of Culture and has been the recipient of numerous awards including a scholarship from the State Council of Culture and the State Council of Art, as well as the National Fund for Art and Culture. He received an honourable mention at the FEMSA Biennial and at the Salon Guadalajara in 2006. In recent years, his work has been prominently exhibited in Guadalajara and Mexico City.
Enrique is interested in portraying the dark side of the human personality, which makes us vulnerable, prisoners of our instincts and intimate fetishes and aims his sights on the inner demons that encourage self-destruction, violence, excessive lust for power and signs of moral decay. His work is provocative and aims to disturb the viewer by deconstructing the narratives within his paintings with the introduction of colours, symbols and objects.
Enrique sees his painting as an extension of himself, always aiming to leave a piece of his existence on the canvas. As an artist, he engages with the History of Art but follows no rules or trends, which results in a fascinating body of work.