As an artist, Gerardo López is influenced by different styles and art movements, from Expressionism and Cubism, to comic books and figurative art. A graduate from Baylor University, Gerardo López has devoted his life to art, working full time as a middle school art teacher, promoting the love of art to new generations, as well as pursuing his own artistic interests. Rather than pursuing a fully realistic image, Gerardo López is more interested in creating an emotional experience for the viewer through portraying images that tell a story or that make reference to his own thoughts and ideas about life. His work shows a variety of styles, from academic figurative imagery, to figurative work leaning towards abstraction, yet always keeping emotions as a basis for his artistic vision.
The art of Gerardo López focuses on his desire to express his ideas on his relationship to the world around him. It may deal with his innermost fears and traumas, what he feels relationships between people should be like, or his own personal connection with his cultural background and surroundings. The work is mostly figurative, although it emphasizes feeling over representation: the "feeling" of the artwork is the artist's truth; his vision of the world around him. This is expressed through various media, from collage and drawing to both colorful and monochromatic painting.
b. 1982, Eagle Pass, Texas
Lives and works in Eagle Pass, Texas