LOPEZ MARCOS

SERIES 2014-2015

“ SPEAKING ABOUT THE FAR EASTERN WORLDS ”

2014-1015

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"ANGKOR WAT I" 2014, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

“ I come to you with this series to share my passion for the Far Eastern worlds. Each painting is a profound reflection of what I saw and I felt throughout the Far East. I found myself lost in deep rainforests; breathtaking places full of rich color and fascinating shapes. I was overawed by ancient architectonic wonders, and how nature reclaims them yet, I also felt sadness while observing these new cities, the chaotic and polluting megalopolises. Everywhere is crowded, there is no space at all. Everything is fast, no time to stop. Tradition and modernity compete ferociously for the new era. ”

This series was created after my two years trip. Over a span of a year, I worked intensely to create the most thought provoking and bold paintings I have ever made. It was hard work of experimentation, with dfferent mediums and techniques in order to show each and every experience as a work of art.

My work begins by creating puddles of water-based paint on a large sheet of paper, subsequently some gorgeous shapes arise, but this is just the beginning because I am not interested in beauty itself. Next I shift the paper back and forth creating an orchestrated dance of puddles and drops. I repeat the process over and over, coat over coat, until I achieve the desired composition. Eventually, after several hours of drying, the amazing mix of shapes and colors find the surface of the paper. Everything is related to each other in order to make the final composition meaningful. Once completed and perfected the artwork is ready to be shown.

Water-based paint is the medium I chose, as the Far East is mainly water. It is the monsoon that brings the torrential rainfalls every year. It is the great river that lets people settle along it. I really find working with puddles of water-based paint very exciting, because this artistic technique keeps me on my toes at every moment during the creation of my artwork. It is so exciting because it is essentially impossible to achieve any shape or color exactly the same way twice. That drives my mind into a torrential view of new images creating some of the most outstanding artwork.

 

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SERIES CATALOG..

You can view the whole series below. This is made up of 49 pictures including the opening series's picture shown above. Also if you like it is available as a pdf version to download.

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Download the series catalog (pdf)..

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"GOBI DESERT" 2014, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm))

 

 

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"RAINFOREST I" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"JAWA ISLAND" 2014, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"RAINFOREST II" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"RAINFOREST III" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"MONSOON I" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE FAR EASTERN MEGALOPOLIS III" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE FAR EASTERN MEGALOPOLIS II" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE CAVE" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE NEW FAR EAST & THE OLD FAR EAST" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"BHAKTAPUR" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE FAR EASTERN MEGALOPOLI" I" 2014, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE BIG BUDDA" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE FAR EASTERN MEGALOPOLIS V" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"MEKONG RIVER I" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE END OF THE ANCIENT WORLD" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"DEFORESTATION I" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"JAPAN, PEACEFUL TRADITION UNDER VIOLENT HISTORY" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"WHEN THE EAST MET THE WEST" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"POLLUTION III, THE LAST PLACE TO LIVE" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE FAR EASTERN MEGALOPOLIS V" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THE BORDER" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"BIODIVERSITY" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"DEFORESTATION II" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"POLLUTION III, NO AIR TO BREATHE" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"PRESENT AND FUTURE ABOUT HA LONG BAY" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"THREATENED RAINFOREST" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"POLLUTION I, NO WATER TO DRINK" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"DEFORESTATION III" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 inches (70 × 100 cm)

 

 

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"DRY MEGALOPOLIS" 2015,

sumi-e ink and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 43 5/16 inches (155 X 110 cm)

 

 

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"MEGALOPOLIS TRAFFIC JAM" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 39 3/8 inches (155 X 100 cm)

 

 

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"POISON IN THE RIVER" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 41 47/64 inches (155 X 106 cm)

 

 

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"OVERPOPULATION IS COMING" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (155 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"OVERPOPULATION" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (155 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"MEGALOPOLIS SWALOWED BY EARTH I" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (155 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"INDUSTRIAL HARBOUR I" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 39 1/64 inches (155 × 99.1 cm)

 

 

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"INDUSTRIAL HARBOUR II" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (166 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"MEGALOPOLIS SWALOWED BY EARTH II" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (155 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"ANCIENT KINGDOM" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 39 9/64 inches (155 × 99.4 cm)

 

 

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"MEKONG RIVER II" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 38 15/16 inches (155 × 98.9 cm)

 

 

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"MONSOON II" 2015, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 43 5/16 inches (155 × 110 cm)

 

 

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"INDUSTRIAL HARBOUR III" 2014,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (155 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"ANGKOR WAT II" 2015,

watercolor and acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 42 29/32 inches (155 × 109 cm)

 

 

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"BLOODY NATURE" 2015,

acrylic on paper, 61 1/42 x 45 inches (155 × 114.3 cm)

 

 

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"MOTHER NATURE’S ROAR I" 2015,

acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 32 7/16 inches (155 × 82.4 cm)

 

 

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"MOTHER NATURE’S ROAR II," 2015,

acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 31 11/32 inches (155 × 79.6 cm)

 

 

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"POLLUTION II, NO FISH TO EAT" 2015, acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 32 7/16 inches (155 × 73 cm)

 

 

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"POLLUTION II, NO FISH TO EAT" 2015, acrylic on paper, 61 1/32 x 32 7/16 inches (155 × 73 cm)

 

 

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