Pepe López

Artist in collaboration with the gallery

 

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, 1966. Lives and works between Paris and Caracas.

Pepe López is a complex artist. His work is based on a vast trajectory of diverse transmutation. López explores the map of the social spectrum through the translation of aesthetic codes, while developing his perception and concepts in a prolific variety of mediums, such as installations, objects, collages, paintings, performances, photography, tapestry, video and sculptures. As part of his research as an artist, he has gained wide experience curating major multidisciplinary and collective projects in art institutions such as The Puffin Foundation in New York City, Sala Mendoza and Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, and also from organizing projects with creative communities from different regions across his home country.

The tangible physical features of López work is deeply rooted in the foundations of contemporary Latin American abstraction, but his motivation, process and meanings question crucial aspects of contemporary life such as identity, violence, terrorism, manipulation, simulation, destruction, consumerism and communication, among others.