Since his birth in Ensenada, Mexico, Tino has seen and lived in much of the world. His technique is the product of his upbringing, where his two older siblings and parents moved frequently. Not only familiar with most of the United States, but Tino has also traveled in Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, England, Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. Tino doesn’t just travel worldwide; he lives an eccentric lifestyle. He is an avid outdoors man, including a snowboarder, skier, wakeboarder, scuba diver, motorcyclist, and snowmobile rider. With his flamboyant and competitive style, Tino is inspired by curvilinear forms in nature and the human body. His smooth, fluid shapes seem ready to engage the surroundings, complimenting the architecture and interiors. Much of his talent lies in his ability to capture fluidity by depicting land, sea, and human form through his abstract art.
“Tino is the Henry Moore for the 21st Century. He uses eternal materials and produces flawless art. In our lifetime, we may not see a finer or more proficient sculptor. Simply put, buy whatever he creates.”
- Sim Barhoum, Professor, San Diego State, and Independent Appraiser
“Thanks for all your artistic endeavors. We certainly are enjoying your sculpture and received numerous compliments. We hope that 2008 is a breakthrough year for you. Wishing you great success.”
- Phil Freeman, Engineer
“Tino comes highly recommended. He is very professional, and his work is outstanding, with excellent craftsmanship. Very honest”
- Sabrina Oviedo, Vice President, Fountains Unique