Jose Lopez Vergara

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Jose Lopez Vergara

United States

Jose Lopez Vergara was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1994 and was raised in Madrid, Spain. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Jose’s innate artistic nature helped him show an early interest and sensibility to the visual arts.  In 2018 he completed the three-year program at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, where he studied classical painting and drawing. He now continues his education at the Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York.

The young artist has been interviewed and featured in The Huffington Post and Juxtapoz Magazine amongst other renowned online journals.  He has been invited to teach workshops at La Galeria Roja in Seville, Spain and has received awards from the International ARC Salon competition. His work can be found in private collections in Europe, Mexico and the US including the New Salem Museum.

Jose’s work is influenced by contemporary painters and craftsmen of antiquity.
Apart from his love of realism, he finds beauty in the first representations of the human figure and the lack of literal naturalism found in medieval paintings. 

 

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