José

LOPEZ

MARCOS

BIOGRAPHY
Every amazing day creating in my workshop, Manzanares el Real SPAIN
Learning with Prof. Alberto Diaz de Cossio (right), Mexico City MEXICO
Learning traditional techniques in Java Island, INDONESIA
Learning with great masters in Tai O, Lantau Island HONG KONG
Learning with great masters in Nara, JAPAN

“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.”

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.

As a Western artist I am the heir to a rich cultural tradition. Although this is a great value it is not enough to me. I feel an irresistable need to know further about other art movements all over the world. That feeling drove myself to live and travel throughout South Asia. It was just at that time when the ancient ceramic tradition developed in the Far Easter, caught all my being. I took advantage of that exciting time to learn deeply about those ancestral ceramic techniques from China to Japan. Time later, I moved my home-studio to Mexico where exploring those great pre-Columbian ceramic arts. 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 traditional handcrafting techniques to chemistry

Every piece of knowlege I learned around the world put myseft in the doorway to the endless ceramic art. 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.

2020 really was a challenger time. Because of COVID-19, international sanitary restrictions brought along bad news for most of the art exhibitions around the world. A great international exhibition tour, to show my new porcelain artwork was put off until 2021. It was necessary a pushing personal and professional effort to carry some of exhibitions out. This strong determination to share my new artwork with all of my followers, the press and art market professionals, leaded several successful exhibitions throughout Europe. I would like to thank all of them for their amazing support, really appreciated. Just to name a few of those exhibitions.

Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) 2020, in Germany

Modern & Contemporary Art Show Marbella 2020, in Spain

The upcoming year 2021 will really be a great year for Art around the globe. I am really excited to announce a GREAT EXHIBITION TOUR around the world to show my new porcelain collections.

“ FROM TIME TO TIME I need to travel throughout the globe to look for new ideas from life itself. It allows me to experience firsthand different people, traditions and cultures. Without doubt, this is the most important source of knowledge I work with. ”

“Art is not an ordinary work at all, art is a passion that affects every single time in my life..” LOPEZ MARCOS

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