LOPEZ MARCOS

BIOGRAPHY

“ TO ME, PAINTING IS NOT AT ALL AN ORDINARY PRACTICE,

PAINTING IS A PASSION THAT TAKES UP MY WHOLE MIND ”

Visiting some friends in one of the Komodo's islands, Indonesia

“ 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. ”

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 paint a lot, paint as much as you can and even when you are tired of doing it, do not stop painting.” I am not a great master yet, but every day I am closer to achieving it.

After a long time splitting my time between my practice as an artist and my work as an art director, I felt a pressing need to become a full-time artist and achive a new style far away from everything I had created up until then. Therefore I broke up with my career as an art director and headed to South Asia to begin a radical new stage as an artist. Since then, I have created de most astonishing artworks I have ever made before, a thought provoking work full of life and passion. The rest of my work is just history.

 

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