Two of Marco Zamudio’s main artworks can be admired or viewed with trepidation daily by millions of people on the platforms of Mexico City’s subway system. His murals The Passenger and Ouroboros’ Subway Platform were installed in 2010 at the Insurgente Station and at the Uroboros Tlatelolco station in 2013. Zamudio was born in Mexico City in 1973 and with the The Passenger and Ouroboros’ Subway Platform sought to re-create the diverse and profusive community that passes through this station: the artist himself said, “This is where everyone gathers: the gay community, intellectuals of all stripes, people from every social sphere, from the business man who travels by helicopter across the city to the traveler who doesn’t have enough money for a subway token” as well as laborers and “sex workers, rockers, punks and buskers”, and every other type of citizen.
In addition to these examples of public art, Zamudio has received recognition for his figurative pictorial work that makes him seem like a Renaissance master, painting with highly skilled technique and powerful spiritual breaths in 21st century artworks that move people with their gentleness and their approach to anatomical detail. His twenty solo exhibits in as many years demonstrate that the power of his figurative style is capable of being appreciated for its relevance in an environment in which traditional painting tends to be passed over to give prominence to compositions that are based on conceptual approaches. Nevertheless, Marco Zamudio’s relevance as an artist is more than assured in his pictorial production which requires placement beyond transit locations. If it’s possible to identify the painter as one of the most distinguished Metro subway artists, he is also favored in galleries and museums that place his vigorous re-creation of reality in a place of prominence. Marcus Zamudio continues painting in his grand style that has earned him tributes such as the Veracruz International Colloquium of Poetry and Painting in 2015, when poets from twenty countries in the world created poems based on the work of this artist.