Miguel Lopez creates his inventive paintings with a blend of acrylic, oils, pastels, ink, enamel, and even house paint, either by combining just a few of these media or using them all in an explosive mixture. Lopez explores texture in his abstract work, especially as it is expressed with simple, repetitive geometric forms. He uses lines, rectangles, and squares to set up a pattern, and then brings it to life with his richly expressive use of material.
With his most recent series, Lopez tackles what he calls "the redundancy of color in everyday life." He creates deep, wide ridges and thick, uncontainable cascades of paint. The work has much thought behind it, yet it is as full of energy and life as if it had been painted spontaneously. In fact, Lopez has cited Abstract Expressionism as a great influence in his quest for texture in his works.
Lopez has exhibited extensively in Bogotá, Colombia. He is also an accomplished sculptor, working with oxidized iron in innovative and fascinating ways.