María Luque

Argentina

María Luque is an artist from Argentina who likes to draw and paint pictures that make people smile. She’s exhibited her work globally and is the author of the 2016 graphic novel “La Mano Del Pintor” (The Hand of the Painter). The graphic novel brought María to our attention, and we interviewed her about its conception. A fictional story based on the very real 19th century painter Cándido López, the comic was awash with beautiful and detailed paintings. Much of María’s work depicts real life artists in imaginary situations, and she has painted Tracy Emin, Marina Abramović, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and many more.

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I love to imagine tiny moments, like Manet taking a nap on a sofa after painting Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe.