In Marco Mendoza’s works, the power of religious art is combined with the textural and formal variety of abstract painting to create works with both spiritual depth and a vibrant feel for color and style. “My paintings are inspired by the search for the true self that every human needs to find,” the artist says, and he gives that search dramatic form. Framed in semicircular shapes that suggest halos or icons, the figures in his paintings radiate an aura of tranquility that is given a modern appearance through the strong colors and fluid, spontaneous lines he employs. From hand lettering to bold strokes and drips of paint, Mendoza makes images with a clear, immediate impact.
Working in acrylics and mixed media on canvas and paper, the artist allows the process of painting itself to determine how each work will be realized. He notes that he enjoys “when painting gestures become a sort of dance,” and that feel for rhythm and movement is easily seen in his balanced compositions. Based in Milwaukee, Mendoza has also opened a gallery in Puebla, Mexico.
Mendoza is being represented by Agora Gallery in New York, NY
Marco Mendoza is a (Milwaukee based) Mexican contemporary abstract artist. His artistic process began as a child when observing his mother (oil artist) painting, and he starting to play with her material. His primary source of inspiration comes from the search of happiness that every human being needs to find …”I’m not trying to explain the way of thinking, my art it’s more like a stimulus to discover it.” (Marco Mendoza) His art is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and bold compositions. He opened an art gallery in Puebla, Mexico, where he exhibits his work, showcases local artists and curates art.
Marco has exhibited his art work in several group and solos exhibitions including the Tulipanes Latino Art and Film in Holland, MI, Three Cities Art Club in Canton, MI (won 1st and 3rd place), Plymouth Community Art Council Exhibition “Out of the Blue” in Plymouth MI, solo exhibition at MARCO Galeria in Puebla, Mexico and recently won 1st place at the 9th Annual Friends Purchase Award Art Contest 2016 where his artwork is exhibited permanently at the Germantown, WI Public Library.
His art work is also in many private residences throughout the U.S.and Mexico. He studied at the Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo in Mexico… and continues to study acrylic techniques every day.