“Cuco uses bizarre figuration, in tune with the provocative aesthetic style of Manuel Ocampo, in which El Zorro may be superimposed over an image of Christ Dead or a Mexican wrestler next to a rabid dog, without Messing out the cactus in the desert or the dripping dirt of paint”
Fernando Castro Flórez
“Tension, violence and disturbance are also expressed by Cuco (...). This time coloured is used effervescently and intensely, although now it is set in the specific context of México and its heroes, such as wrestlers or El Zorro. These are mass heroes due to the lack of real heroes, and they use of violence and fighting. Violence in a society such as the one in México is part of the everyday lives of individuals, with street violence, violence at work, domestic violence and gender violence. Fast brightly coloured paintings that incluye the signs and icons of Mexican culture (...). The North Mexican frontier with the USA, Ciudad Juarez, in the State of Chihuahua, although it could be many other cities in the World. But here in Juarez, a frontier city of violence, corrupation, extortion and death, more than four hundred women have been assaulted, raped and murdered without their bodies having been found. Only sometimes are the remains of young women found, and no murderer has ever been charged or even traed. That is the reason for this image of mutilated breasts, which even denounces using words such as ´narco´ or ´muerte´ (...).
Margarita de Aizpuru
Mi vida está rodeada de vulgaridad, quizá por eso pinto. Lo necesito, es la única manera de sentirme vivo, por tanto libre, en una realidad construida por mi, donde hablo mi lenguaje y nos entendemos, donde soy loque soy. ¿Y México? No me imagino en otro lugar que en México. México...México son tantas cosas, y tantas que no entiendo pero que me intrigan, que me horrorizan, me seducen o no me dicen nada-nada a veces es tanto...- y que no se si quiero entender, pero que quiero pensar y es todo esto que ahora no imagino mi vida lejos del lugar maravillosamente real que es.