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 catch me. Time later, when living in Mexico, I was really lucky for finding to 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 necessary to made clays and glazes. Every piece of knowlege I got there put myseft in the doorway to the endless ceramic world beyond I have ever could imagine. It was a 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, from small dinnerwares to large murals, and I have no stop to experiment with new mediums and research about new clays and glazes in order to drive my work forward new creative ways. .

 

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