Among the younger painters of “La Ruptura” Luis Lopez Loza, is shown as an extraordinary painter and sculptor, he joined the abstract aesthetics of the forms and concepts of that group. – Mariana Valdes –
Luis López Loza was born in Mexico City in 1939. He studied in the “Esmeralda” School of Painting and Sculpture, in the Center of Applied Arts, both in Mexico, and the Pratt Graphic Art Center in New York. In 1966 he received Honorary Mention in Casa de las Américas, in Havana, Cuba, and in 1969 in the Triennial of Woodcut in Modena, Italy. In 1973 he received the Biennial of Printmaking Award in Tokyo, Japan, and the National Printmaking Award in Mexico in 1977. In 1975 he was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
López Loza is part of the Rupture generation of artists that became known in the fifties. During the years of his artistic training he traveled frequently, particularly to New York, where he developed his “personal style” during the second half of the seventies. He also traveled to Yugoslavia, invited by the University of Strumica, and to Maastricht, Netherlands, where the Van Eyck Academy invited him to teach a printmaking course. A decade ago, he established his studio in Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico.
Since 1959, López Loza has had more than forty solo shows in important galleries in Mexico City, the United States, Japan and Spain. His work is on display in important museums, such as: the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, the National Museum of Art, in Warsaw, Poland, Casa de las Américas, in Havana, Cuba, the Museum of Modern Art, in Mexico, among others.
In 2009 López Loza was appointed Full Member of the Arts Academy of Mexico. In 2010 he received the National Award of Science and Art, one of the highest awards given by the Mexican Goverment in science and culture.