Marcos Restrepo

Marcos Restrepo (b. 1961, Catarama, Ecuador) Restrepo is a Latin American painter who is a member of the artist group Artefactoría, founded by Xavier Patiño. Artefactoría formed in 1982 by a group of painters from the School of Beautiful Arts in Guayaquil who are inspired by the surrealists and the unconscious. Members of Artefactoria include: Restrepo, Xavier Patiño, Jorge Velarde, Pedro Dávila, Alvarado Frame, Flavio Álava, Paco Hill, as well as, Cuban artists Saidel Brito and Lupe Alvarez.

In 1996, Restrepo obtained the Second Prize of the V Biennial of International Painting in River Basin, Ecuador for his painting Al Finál del Tunel (shown right). In 1986, Restrepo obtained an honorable mention in the Hall Prize of Paris.

Some exhibitions

  • 1977 - Hall October, Guayaquil
  • 1978 - Young Painting, Guayaquil
  • 1980 - Hall Julio, Guayaquil
  • 1982 - Pinacoteca of the Central bank of Ecuador, Guayaquil
  • 1983 - Hall Vicente Rocafuerte, Guayaquil
  • 1985 - Contemporary sacred art of Ecuador, Guayaquil
  • 1989 - I Hall Art PROESA, Quito
  • 1992 - Permanent Exhibition Seville 92
  • 1997 - Shared worlds, National Museum of the Central bank of Ecuador, Quito
  • 2006 - Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Exposición del Fondo Patrimonial del Museo, Cuenca, Ecuador

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