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.
Marco Mendoza is a (Milwaukee based) 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 need 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,(MARCO Galeria) where he exhibited his work, showcased local artists and curate art. Marco has exhibited his art work in several group and solos exhibitions including Agora Gallery in New York, N.Y. (Breaking with Realism) theTulipanes Latino Art and Film in Holland, MI, Three Cities Art Club in Canton, MI in which he won 1st and 3r place, Plymouth Community Art Council Exhibition “Out of the Blue” in Plymouth MI, Solo exhibition at MARCO Galeria in Puebla, Mexico
His art work is also in many private residences throughout the U.S.and Mexico and Panama. He is working with Agora Gallery in New York, N.Y. He studied at the Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo in Mexico... Teaching art at NSAA (North Shore Academy of the Arts) in Grafton, WI he has an Art Studio in Arts Mill in Grafton, WI and VAR WEST GALLERY in Milwaukee, WI USA, he continues to study and teaching acrylic techniques everyday.