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Miguel Lopez Vazquez at Galeria Contempo

Over the years, Lopez Vazquez, born in 1972, has studied several expressional techniques using alternatively pencil drawing and acrylic ink on paper, wood, and canvas. 

When you enter an art exhibition by Mexico City artist Miguel Lopez Vazquez, your first thought might be that you are looking at the work of several different artists. Not only is he able to create stunning abstract pieces but also whimsical, colorful portraits and black and white doodles.

A multi-talented artist like Lopez Vazquez can convey his message and inspire various emotions. It doesn’t have to adhere to specific rules; Lopez Vazquez creates his own rules.

Lopez Vazquez is an artist whose cultural roots can be found first in Leon, Guanajuato, where he interrupted his studies in Architecture to study Graphic Design instead.

Over the years, Lopez Vazquez has studied several expressional techniques using alternatively pencil drawing and acrylic ink on paper, wood, and canvas. 

The representational technique used mainly by Lopez Vazquez is monotypic and hand-painted acrylic and pastels on natural cotton paper and canvas. This method gives a more modern touch to a type of artwork that is already known for expressing fresh and modern content.

Monotype is printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface, or matrix, was historically a copper etching plate, but contemporary work can vary from zinc or glass to acrylic glass. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing press. 

Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then, using brushes or rags, removing ink to create a subtractive image, e.g., creating lights from a field of opaque color.  

The inks used may be oil-based or water-based. With oil-based inks, the paper may be dry, in which case the image has more contrast, or the paper may be damp, in which case the image has a 10 percent greater range of tones.

Miguel López Vazquez projects his curiosity and inquietude towards the human being and the variables that determine personal traits; he organizes a balance of harmony, dimension, proportion, combination, volume, and color and has a gift of knowing what, when, and how.

When you witness one of López Vázquez’s paintings and take into consideration his creative formation in design, interiorism, and visual merchandising, you are seduced by his use of color and luminosity.

The abstraction of his motifs seems to sprout color like a fountain of light that shrouds the beholder even after leaving the room, gallery, or museum.

The visual and emotive memory of his work is a subtle trace of color and form that enriches the spectator, like the aftertaste of a good wine, a fine chocolate, or the aroma of a perfume.

Reminiscences that fade but never disappear. Recollections that might seem very mundane, but at the end of the day, are the ones that have more permanence.

Such is the emotion of his art, like brushstrokes on the patina of our emotions.

Art can elicit a single thought or feeling, such as simplicity or strength, love or pain, and the composition simply flows from the hand of the artist. Lopez Vazquez is free to express himself in different mediums and color schemes, using various methods to convey his message.

A multi-talented artist like Lopez Vazquez can convey his message and inspire various emotions. It doesn’t have to adhere to specific rules; Lopez Vazquez creates his own rules.

Born in 1972, Lopez Vazquez is an artist whose cultural roots can be found first in Leon, Guanajuato, where he interrupted his studies in Architecture to study Graphic Design instead.

Over the years, Lopez Vazquez has studied several expressional techniques using alternatively pencil drawing and acrylic ink on paper, wood, and canvas. 

The representational technique used mainly by Lopez Vazquez is monotypic and hand-painted acrylic and pastels on natural cotton paper and canvas. This method gives a more modern touch to a type of artwork that is already known for expressing fresh and modern content.

Monotype is printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface, or matrix, was historically a copper etching plate, but contemporary work can vary from zinc or glass to acrylic glass. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing press. 

Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then, using brushes or rags, removing ink to create a subtractive image, e.g., creating lights from a field of opaque color. 

The inks used may be oil-based or water-based. With oil-based inks, the paper may be dry, in which case the image has more contrast, or the paper may be damp, in which case the image has a 10 percent greater range of tones.

Miguel López Vazquez projects his curiosity and inquietude towards the human being and the variables that determine personal traits; he organizes a balance of harmony, dimension, proportion, combination, volume, and color and has a gift of knowing what, when, and how.

Galeria Contempo cordially invites you to meet this multi-talented artist on Friday, the 9th of February, at his Opening Reception from 6 pm to 9 pm. The two-story gallery is located on the south side at Basilio Badillo 252.

Phone: 322 223 19 25, www.GALERIACONTEMPO.COM

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