Isidora Lopez

Isidora Paz López, 41 years old, sculptor, mosaicist and ceramist, is part of the third generation of a family of artists. She studied art during 6 years at the University of Chile and got her title as ceramist in the year 1999. During several years she was dedicated to give art classes in different schools and also ceramic classes in her atelier. Her art always has been very experimental and that’s why she fell in love of the Raku technique. Over more than 10 years she investigate the fascinating possibilities of the ceramic Raku, making sculptures, semi reliefs, decorative objets and also musical instruments. Between the years 2000 and 2010 Isidora had some exhibitions of her Raku work in several art galleries of Chile. The highlight of her exhibitions were his series of semi reliefs in Raku, inspired by female nudes.

In may 2011 she got the commission of her first mosaic project, 150 square meters on the external walls of a sport stadium. After this work she realized that she wanted to continue exploring the mosaic technique and also continue making public art, this have been two revelations in the same time. Was so strong the feeling about this new artistic objective that she could see it as her destiny, and was right. Shortly after her first mosaic project she had the big opportunity to lead a very important urban project. The aim was to cover all the concrete surface of the metro train line that crosses the town of Puente Alto with mosaics. This project in Santiago de Chile  had a total of 4 kilometers, including 4 metro stations and 83 pillars.

From 2012 to 2013 she worked in this huge challenge with a team of more than 100 people in the realization of 4.000 square meters of mosaic.  This project is now the biggest public art mosaic of South America.

In the year 2014 Isidora organized the 1st international Urban Mosaic Intervention, inviting 60 artists from more than 20 countries to be part of a two weeks collective project. Together with a team of 30 chilean mosaicists they managed to cover 200 square meters of mosaic in the front of the Puente Alto’s town hall.

Actually Isidora is living in Germany and continuing her work in mosaics. At the moment she is organizing the second version of the International Urban Mosaic Intervention, that will take place in the city of Pirmasens, in Germany.

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