Marcos Lopez |1958 , Born in Santa Fe, Argentina

Marcos López abandoned his career as an engineer to take up photography, and has developed an ultra-baroque, ironic style. In 1982 he was awarded a fellowship by the National Arts Fund of Argentina, which allowed him to settle in Buenos Aires where he joined several photography studios.

In 1984 the Argentinian artist founded the group Nucleo de Autores Fotographicos in order to promote photography as an artistic means of expression. A few years later he recorded his first videos, staging colourful and imaginary tales. His series Pop Latino represents his unique and absurd vision of the world around him, which takes a dig at the consumerist society and the moralistic provincial neighbourhood he grew up in.

Marcos López lives and works in Buenos-Aires, and examples of his kitsch and somewhat over-the-top work can be found in the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Fine Arts Museum in Houston, the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, the Museo del Barrio in New York as well as the Museo de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires.

  • Peluqueria (verde) 2010
  • Tomando Vino En La Cocina 2010
  • Peluqueria (amarillo) 2010