Julio Martínez Barnetche
Julio Martínez Barnetche studied Industrial Design at UAM (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) Xochimilco in Mexico City. In 1995 he started his work with direct stone carving at the studio of the architect, painter and sculptor Fernando Arnaud.
In 1999 he started his stone and wood art studio Taller C. Tlasahuates. Which was conceived to be a venue for teaching, design and production of artwork and stone and wood objects. The studio is located in Zacualpan de Amilpas, Morelos which is his main place of labor.
His work as a sculptor revolves around direct carving on stone, it encompasses from figurative expressionism and utilitarian sculpture to abstract picturesque.