Juan Andrés Marcial Coba
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
I was born in Quito, Ecuador. my name is Andrés Marcial Coba.
I started to draw when I was a teenager. I used to make some improvisations with drawings that at that time had no sense or meaning. I’m still using the same technique to compose, but now I analyze my sketches and almost always I use oil colors to paint them. I have studied the themes and subjects that I liked and have been interesting for me, I’m basically autodidact, I also like to study classic paintings and now I'm focused into studying human figure.
If I could define my artwork, it would be like a trip, a spiral of sensations based on the dialectic tension that we all as mankind suffer, my artwork talks about female and male, eternal and ephemeral, night and day, death and live, elements that complement each other, but we as singles as individuals feel the lack of the opposite aspect, that aspect tried to be reached many times in a moment when both of them can be together, when everything is perfect, when everything is complete. My artworks reflect the fantasy of that kind of world and even though they reflect the dialectic tension, they also reflect the joy of a complete being, a joy of a world where everything has sense.