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Ivan Lopez was born in Bogotá Colombia. Since the age of three he has resided in San Francisco Mission district where his artistic passion was fostered by community organization such as Southern Exposure, SFMOMA teen visionary and Mission Cultural Center. His artistic spark landed him at Pratt Institute where he received his BA in industrial design. After graduating he freelanced as an interior designer while working with the Southern Exposure team to run a print shop at Downtown High School.
In 2009 he launch Artillery Apparel Gallery in the heart of the Mission district where he customizes hand-painted apparel and features up-and-coming local fashion designers as well as some of San Francisco's finest visual artists. Ivan’s fervor for creating pulls him into various self-guided creative projects, as he searches for a holistic approach to life’s profound journey around economics, spirituality, nature and humanity. His paintings are inspired by creatures that live out their entire existence in harmony with the one earth we share. His newest explorations in colors and strokes create elemental compositions through waves of energetic light, inspired by the emission spectrum that communicates life.