Biography

Born in Cuernacava, Mexico in 1975, Luis Selem has lived most of his life in Sinaloa. He has a degree in Architecture from Lasalle University in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He also has a Bachelor of Visual Arts specializing in fine arts from the Autonomous University of Querétaro and received his Master's degree in Art from The Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

“Painting is my language, my way of life and my passion. That’s how it has been since we have discovered each other. My work is based on experiences lived during my childhood, connecting with that scared and fearful child before making my first move. My inner child is fearful and scared not by the change, but by the concern that his most precious objects (toys) will suffer some damage in the transfer from ideas to painting, hence my desire to wrap and preserve faces with paper."

He has participated in more than 50 group exhibitions, among which are "Masters of the imagination..." The Latin American fine art exhibition in New York City; USES, Arte Vivo, Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City and Group of sixteen Contemporary Art. He has also had solo exhibitions in important cultural spaces of Mexico and the United States; such as the historic lottery hall of the National lottery building in Mexico City, as well as in several South American countries.

He has also participated in important international contemporary art fairs such as KIAF, Korea International Art Fair Seoul Korea; ArtBo, Bogota International Art Fair, Bogota, Colombia; San Francisco Fine Art Fair. USA; Art Miami, Miami Fl. USA;  Zona Maco Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey NL. Mexico

His works are in various public and private collections, including the HBO collection, the pictorial collection of the SAT tax administration system, the pictorial collection of the Autonomous University of Querétaro, the pictorial collection of the Art Museum of Querétaro, the pictorial collection of Milenio group, amongst many others.