LOPEZ MARCOS

BIOGRAPHY

“ TO ME, CREATE A PIECE OF ART IS NOT AT ALL AN ORDINARY PRACTICE,

IT IS A PASSION THAT TAKES UP MY WHOLE MIND ”

Last day in the experimental ceramic workshop along with Prof. Alberto Diaz de Cossio (right), Mexico City

“ I was born in Spain in 1968, but immediately after that my parents moved to Switzerland, where I spent part of my childhood. Since then I have no stop moving my home and my studio throughout the world. Because of that I have always thought that having lived in different countries and continents has given me the opportunity to experience very distinct cultures which have highly influenced my ability as an artist. ”

Docking our ship after days sailing the Flores sea, Indonesia

According to my parents, at the tender age of three, they caught me decorating their bedroom walls with a lot of drawings, it was a spectacular beginning as an artist and also my first large scale work. Unfortunately, our landlord did not agree and my parents had to paint over all of my drawings, maybe I was too ambitious… or not. Since then, I have not stopped developing my talent as an artist.

 

I have never taken any formal training in art because I have never needed it; a multitude of books about art has helped me to develop my skills as an artist. Having said that, I really think that along with my innate talent hard work is the key to succeed. As an artist I have a simple and efective rule of thumb “If you want to become a great master, you have to create a lot works, as much as you can and even when you are tired of doing it, do not stop creating.” I am not a great master yet, but every day I am closer to achieving it.

 

It was after living and traveling throughout South Asia when the ancient ceramic tradition developed there caught me. Time later, when living in Mexico, It was after living and traveling throughout South Asia when the ancient ceramic tradition developed there catch me. Time later, when living in Mexico, I was lucky of meeting Professor Alberto Diaz de Cossio, one of the most important Master Ceramicist in Latin America. Along with him in his experimental ceramic workshop, I learned every single ceramic technique from handbuilding to chemistry, all necessary to make clays and glazes. Every piece of knowlege I learned there put myseft in the doorway to the endless ceramic world. It was hard work of experimentation, with different mediums and techniques in order to reach in each and every piece a WORK OF ART. Since then, I have created a big deal of pieces, and I have not stopped to experiment with new clays and glazes in order to drive my work forward with new creative ways.

 

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