Germán Venegas was born in 1959 in La Magdalena Tlatlauquitepec, Puebla, Mexico. From 1977 to 1982 he studied at “La Esmeralda” (National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking).
Before his formal training as a visual artist, he spent years as a craftsman specialized in engraving. He was highly recognized as one of the most prominent representatives of the generation of artists who, during the eighties, burst onto the national cultural scene described as “Neomexican”. In most of his early works, he combined techniques such as wood carving and painting.
After a long period dedicated only to sculpture, Venegas went back to the pictorial practice. The search for a new starting point led him to the philosophical-religious universe of Buddhism in which he found a bond between his existence and his art, enriching his work with a new perception of life and death, and representing in his paintings and drawings Eastern and Western deities and icons.