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BIOGRAPHY

Jose Lopez Vergara was born in Mexico City in 1994 and raised in Madrid, Spain. In 2003 he had an accident that permanently impaired the movement of his right arm. During a long recovery period he was encouraged to cultivate his interest in drawing and develop his innate artistic abilities. Jose spent his teenage years painting murals with spray paint and creating hyper realistic drawings with colored pencils. Having explored different creative paths, finally his interests led him to oil painting. He then went on to study classical drawing and painting from 2016 to 2021 in Florence and New York following a tradition that goes back to the Renaissance.

Vergara’s work centers on the search for an idealized representation of everyday life, current events and universal emotion. He’s influenced by art of many cultures of the past and present. Although his realist technique requires a strict methodology and rational thinking, his compositions rely on subconscious impulses and demand an abstract expression. His interest in the silhouette and minimal design plays a central role in his work and continues to open many paths for exploration.

Jose has been interviewed and featured in the Huffington Post and Juxtapoz Magazine amongst other renowned online journals. His work can be found in private collections in Europe, Mexico and the US including the permanent collection of the New Salem Museum in Massachusetts.

Jose currently lives and works in his studio in Madrid, Spain.

EDUCATION


Grand Central Atelier, 2019 – 2021

Angel Academy of Art, 2016 - 2018

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

Solo Shows

2023

FORTVNA, Arcadia Contemporary, New York

Group Shows

2024

L.A. Art Show 29th edition, Arcadia Contemporary

2023

L.A. Art Show 28th edition, Arcadia Contemporary

Art Palm Beach Fair, Galerie Fledermaus & Arcadia Contemporary

2022

Vanguard invitational, Outre Gallery 

The Frame Remains the Same, Arcadia Contemporary

The New Romantics, Arcadia Contemporary

2021

L.A. Art Show 26th edition, Arcadia Contemporary

Bringing in the May, Collins Galleries

Opening Exhibition Soho, Arcadia Contemporary

2020

Flower + Power, Arcadia Contemporary

9th Annual Small Works, Collins Galleries

12x12 Show, Gallery 1261

Summer Exhibition, Collins Galleries

14th Art Renewal Centre Salon, Virtual Exhibition at Sotheby's

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