Film, obsession and beauty
The focus of my work is in the chance union of forms, symbols, images and colors. It is through cosmetics, in the sense of making up the world in an almost shaman-like manner, that my work plays with a pre-established language of beauty pervasive in popular culture and attempts to establish a complicated link to a mythological world. My work is about obsession and beauty.
Born in Florida, and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Francisco López has been based in New York since 2001. He graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 1999. His work has been exhibited at the Boston ICA, Trieste Film Festival in Italy, Sala Mendoza in Caracas, and Transhudson Gallery and Momenta Gallery in New York. In 2004 he showed a video installation as part of the Young Architects Program at PS1 MOMA in New York and his video “Telepathic Numbness” was exhibited at the British Council Electric Earth Show in Caracas, Venezuela. He has lectured at the California Institute of the Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009.