Love pulses at the heart of Mersuka Dopazo’s Art. Love of human connections. Love of colour. Love of pattern. Love of travel. Love of fabric. Love of difference. Love of life.
Spanish-born, but now living and working in Bali, Dopazo is a phenomenon. Her pictures – large in scale yet light in spirit - embody her rare energy. The outsized still-lifes and life-size figure paintings combine elements of painting, of drawing, of collage, of appliqué.
They incorporate both scraps of text and scraps of textile. The printed fabrics and patterned papers that she uses in her work are gathered by her from across the globe, on her travels in India and the Far East, in China and Europe. They find their place in the controlled exuberance of her art.