As a Bolivian artist, Marcelo experienced a colourful, cross-pollinated version of Christianity, filled with miracles like the Virgin of Candelaria. It is poignant for Marcelo now to use the Biblical theme of the Apocalypse as a foil to express concern about the environment. Phantasmagorical creatures line these limits between Earth, Heaven and Hell, exhorting redemption or providing temptation.
What we love about Marcelo
Marcelo’s precise brush strokes yield surreal and mystical creatures which leave you hoping they might come alive. The color combinations and seemingly whimsical characters Marcelo composes reflect his preoccupation with mysticism and religious themes of his homeland in Bolivia. Nature, animals, foreboding and time all intertwined in this primarily self-taught artist’s thought-provoking drawings and paintings. Fall into a modern looking glass when you see his canvases.