Born in México City and growing up in Los Angeles. Pepe as he is known by friends and family, won many art competitions, perhaps, he is one of the most accomplished abstract artists in Southern California. His talent was recognized by everyone around him, including The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which Pepe commissioned murals and large format paintings. Pepe’s talent followed him into adulthood where he formally studied art, he earned his undergraduate degree at Museo Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico. He moved to Spain and studied at Museo del Prado where he earned a double master’s in fine art and art history.