Born in Mexico City in 1964, José Luis Sánchez Rull is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. Sánchez Rull studied Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, later returned to Mexico City where he has worked as a teacher at The National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Engraving "La Esmeralda" and as a tutor in the Youth Program Creators of FONCA.
In 2012, the artist participated in the round table that was presented in conjunction with the Poule! exhibition organized by the Jumex Foundation, made up of 68 pieces by 47 international artists, almost all belonging to the collection. At the round table, José Luis Sánchez Rull and visual artist Daniel Guzmán, discussed the influence of beat generation writers on their work, particularly the poet William Borroughs.
The same dizzying energy of beat authors is manifested in La Fortaleza de la Soledad, where art, sex, drugs, music and death are embodied in front of the viewer, confronting him without apology.