Born in the Dominican Republic in 1965.
Now living and working in the Dominican Republic.
Carlos Garrido Castellano: How would you define the relationship between your creative process and the international/transnational art scene out of which it developed?
Marcos Lora Read: I quickly realized that the audience for the kind of work that interested me was very limited in Santo Domingo and that I should take advantage of the opening in the 1990s and the curiosity in Europe about what was happening in Latin America.
C. G. C.: How does the relationship between space and object function in your work?
M. L. R.: For me, spaces are like blank sheets at the service of a dialogue with the environment, even though the choice of medium is subject to the concept I want to express. My aim is to make the spectator an integral part of the work by going beyond the limits of content and form and pursuing the experience and the sensation of a dialogue between the object, the subject and the environment.
C. G. C. What role does plurality play in your creations?
M. L. R : It is not always as intentional as you make it seem; I don’t claim to have absolute control. The sensation of freedom, of controlled freedom, remains a decisive factor in what I do. My work has countless levels of meanings and multiple discourses. I have always sought to create a universal work addressed to human beings today. Semantics and semiotics provide a graphic content that I have sometimes incorporated in my work.
C. G. C.: What is the link between the constructed spaces that appear in your work and possibility of living in them?
M. L. R.: In these pieces, I am talking about fragility and distress. I have always worked on things that I try to understand in one way or another, topics like the lack of solidarity, the imbalance in resource distribution, social injustice, violence against women and the failure to protect children. We should pay more attention to these topics to improve our lives in our great haven, the Earth, so that when we die, it will be in better shape than the way we found it. It’s a question of respect.