2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Moises Francisco Zapata Londono

Medellin Colombia
“What do I paint and why do I paint? What do I draw and why do I draw? Undoubtedly it’s been the most legible medium of expression for me, along with experimenting through percussion. Although the practice of drawing and painting can become automatic or algorithmic with the advancement in technology and daily practice, there is a natural innate force that drives my affinity with the materials, where perhaps with a naïve and daring mind, I try to merge strokes with my sense of rhythmic expression influenced by music. Where there are challenges to create a universe on an empty canvas, sometimes complex and sometimes simple mono or multi-color, the finding of one correlation with observing a work that invites one to form a self-reflection, and a taste for observing with a deeper affinity,” -Moisés F. Zapata- ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Born on June 26, 1972 to a middle class family of four. Son of Flor María Londoño, a stay at home mother with artistic talents, a beautiful singing voice, and interests in the dance of Tango and music from Spain. She proudly showed her passion for all of those things by showing off her talents at any possible opportunity. She performed various stage solos and collaborated with many locally known singers. She taught her children everything she knew about singing, art, dance, and any knowledge she had acquired throughout the years. Teaching them the beauty of the arts, and the importance of family. Francisco Zapata, father, graphic designer, expert in the design applied to graphic arts, and portraitist. He inherited these fine skills which he taught as the basics in the art of drawing. With great sensitivity and attraction to nature and a grandson of an Agronomist, since childhood Moisés has been interested in animals and biology in general, he has a love for horses, felines, reptiles, and the human anatomy, these interests allowed him to acquire such empirical skill, drawing with relative ease. Over time and under major influences such as by Andrew Loomis, (who was basically his guide throughout his drawings) masters of the classic paintings, demonstrations of local art and sociocultural influence of the time were molding a unique result in the development of his art, as well as identifying with some teachers, and studying through books and magazines. In the late 80’s, he dropped out of high school and went on to work in printing workshops and cooperatives as a finalist art printer, where he was majoring in lithographic processes, pre-printing paper and plastic reels. In the mid-90’s he traveled to the city of Cali, Colombia where he specialized in the field of photomechanical and computer design for 18 years. He perfected and further developed techniques of illustration and painting. He then was introduced to artists and cultural groups in the region focused on landscapes and music, another of his artistic endeavors by percussion.
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Aldea Nocturna 5303
2014 Painting | Aldea Nocturna
Oleo - canvas, 57x40, 2014
USD $2,500
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | La Fulana Estocástica 5304
2014 Graphics | La Fulana Estocástica
Pencil on paper, 50x35, 2014
USD $3,000
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Figura Humana 5305
2014 Graphics | Figura Humana
Pencil on paper, 50x35, 2014
USD $1,500
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Mujer en el arroyo 5306
2014 Graphics | Mujer En El Arroyo
Pencil on paper, 50x35, 2014
USD $1,500
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Virtual Girl 5307
2014 Graphics | Virtual Girl
Pencil on paper, 50x35, 2014
USD $1,500
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | La Libertad 5302
2014 Painting | La Libertad
Pastel, 100x70, 2014
USD $3,000
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Desnudo 5301
2014 Graphics | Desnudo
Pencil - Prismacolor, 70x50, 2014
USD $2,500
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Toro Rojo 5300
2014 Mixed Media | Toro Rojo
Watercolor and Pencil , 70x50, 2014
USD $3,000
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Corceles 5299
2014 Painting | Corceles
Acrylics and oils - canvas, 135x88, 2014
USD $3,000
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Sirena 5298
2014 Painting | Sirena
Oleo - Canvas, 65x45, 2014
USD $3,000
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | La cazadora 5308
2014 Graphics | La Cazadora
Pencil on paper, 50x35, 2014
USD $1,500
© Moises  Francisco           Zapata  Londono | Abdubción de la virgen 5409
2014 Graphics | Abdubción De La Virgen
Pencil on paper, 50x35, 2014
USD $2,000