1943 - Present
Ernesto Zepeda was born in Hounduras in Central America in 1943. He studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts under the direction of Mario Zamora, a prominent Mexican sculptor. The bold modeling and energetic brushwork in Zepeda's paintings reflect this early influence of sculpture. After a number of years, he was called to serve in the Presidential Guard. When the government ended in a coup d'etat, he joined the Merchant Marine, working in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas from 1962 until 1966.
Zepeda appreciated his friendship with Burshears, not only for the pieces he purchased and the person he was, but because ow what he did for zepeda as an artist. "Nobody has done this to me like Buck. He was a guide about taste. He always said, 'Ernesto, your work is so honest. You don't stereotype that Native people, you make them individuals.' That really made me realize that my work had an impact and was important.
The creative moment is experienced by the artist as a vacuum of time and space, in which the brush as a continuation of the artist weaves the footsteps of a journey. The artist always aims for the freshness of his brushstroke, because in that moment he finds himself in the most pure state.
Along with the Impressionist painters, I hold the view that a work of art should express the inspiration of the artist while inviting the participation of the beholder. Of painting it has been said that to state is to destroy; to suggest is to create. Therefore I move toward simplicity of both design and brushwork.
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