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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Marcelo was born in Bolivia, in 1970. From an early age, he showed a passion for drawing, motivated by his uncle, a professional photographer who lived nearby. He focused solely on drawings as the main motor of his creations, displaying an interest in colors that led to the exploration of watercolors, pastels, and colored pencils. During this stage in his life his artwork was primarily focused on insects, animals, houses and portraits on paper and cardboard.

Marcelo and his family currently reside just outside of Toronto, Ontario. He has had a number of successful shows in Bolivia and throughout South America. His work can also be found in galleries in Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and the US.

''In my work I introduce symbolic elements in an allegorical way. In this fashion, I interpret the temptations and passions of the soul in dreams. My concern is with ecological problems produced by man in his constant fight of ambition and obsession for power.

Of interest to me as well, are collective and solitary environments, in which I recreate the Bolivian High Plateau using universal symbols. On several occasion, I inlay subtle figures in abstract backgrounds. These figures appear suspended in a direct and simple manner inviting interpretations of surreal and magical situations. My inspiration comes from nature, and the common attitudes of the human race, or culture.


zoe said...

woweeeee! i love these! great find...

J(a)-(z)z said...

And he is the first one from Bolivia :)


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