Antonio Rillera, known professionally as PUCHO, is an artist, originally from Miami, FL. The moniker PUCHO, was given to him as a child, which he chose to bring with him throughout life and as a signature for his work.
Having a natural joy towards the arts as a child, he studied and practiced art throughout his schooling. Needing to pursue a traditional career path, he ventured into media arts and graphic design which led him to work as a freelance graphic designer for corporate clients which included Gloria Jeans Coffee, Coca Cola, The US Army, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and many other companies around the globe.
During this time he also started multiple businesses which both failed and succeeded throwing him into a world of depression and seeking fulfillment. Finding little happiness in the business world alone, he decided to go on a more spiritual journey studying various books, religions, sciences, and spiritual practices on a journey towards self-realization.
Through this spiritual journey, PUCHO discovered a process to work on his own inner peace and happiness. Combining concepts and principles from Quantum Physics, Zen Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Meditation, Martial Arts and many other sources to find an overlapping truth of oneness and formlessness of the world.
PUCHO’s work aims to reflect this non-sectarian, formless nature of our world, and obstacles which may obstruct our path to self-realization. Art is generally focused on form, but through his work, he aims to shine a new light on true formless nature of form, to reveal the formlessness of our world – to show the form that has no form.
Combining concepts presented by science and spirituality into his work, and presenting it in a way that can be consumed simply and visually by anyone, PUCHO has also created a style he calls “Formless”. Where there is no specific category, medium, or subject in which the artist is limited. Through the Formless style, the artist works in a variety of styles (ie. pop, abstract, realistic, sculpture etc) and various mediums (including acrylic, oil, stencils, spray paint or other materials). Rather than being chained to a particular style or medium, the artist can play again. The artist is allowed to create freely with all materials, subjects, or styles – without limitations or judgment.
PUCHO has done various popup shows in South Florida including North Miami, Miami Beach and Wynwood, and received commissioned work by various clients. With his passion for science, he was also invited by NASA to help spread social awareness of science and the environment during the NOAA weather satellite launch of GOES-R. He aims to continue spreading his art locally and internationally to those who are new and seasoned collectors.