TweetBorn on August 16, 1951 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Marcos Santos Espinel was interested in the world of painting from an early age. He completed his primary education at the Cristóbal Columbus College. At age 10 he moved with his family to the United States because his father was called to serve as a Consul in Boston, Massachusetts for six years, where he studied at a Jesuit school. While there, he could closely appreciate for the first time the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the second largest in the country after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Upon his return to Ecuador, he completed his secondary education at the Jesuit School Javier. In 1970 he entered the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil to study jurisprudence, career he would leave two years later to study art at the New College, in Sarasota, Florida, thanks to a scholarship. There, he specialized in ceramics, since the artist is passionate about creating shapes with his hands. His academic background includes studies of Dutch at the Volksuniversiteit, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
In an interview, we could know Marcos more closely, who told us that Chagall, Monet, Degas, Renoir and Manet are among his favorite artists. On the other hand, he calls himself an expressionist and great fan of Guayasamín, Ecuadoran painter, and recalls an anecdote in which he was shocked to see a mural of him on his arrival at the Madrid airport.
His first exhibition was performed in the antique shop “Bottega,” of Maria Teresa Sola, in 1975. That same year he would perform his second exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Guayaquil, under the direction of the Guayaquil sculptor Yela Loffredo de Klein. Thereafter, exhibitions at the House of the Culture of Guayas, the “Siberië” Coffeshop in Amsterdam, the Art Gallery Igor Muñoz in Cuenca, the Art Gallery “Madeleine Hollander” in Guayaquil, and other renowned galleries nationwide would follow. It is noteworthy that the Ecuadorian TV network TC Television held an exhibition in honor of the artist for his 50th birthday.
Marcos Santos Espinel is a man who has also ventured into the world of letters, “Selection of Poems and Drawings by Marcos Santos” is the name of his collection of poems, in which, he shows the “human condition,” as he says, his great inspiration when writing.
On April 1st, the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum will held the opening of the works exhibition of this Guayaquil artist at 19h00, at its headquarters located in P. Icaza 302 and Cordova, Seguros Cóndor Building, 1st floor, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
After the grand opening and awards ceremony of the First International Biennial of Photography Alvaro Noboa, organized by the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum in Guayaquil, Ecuadorean newspapers like El Universo and El Comercio have highlighted its execution. Likewise, the television media Telerama has made a report about the event.
Meanwhile, the website www.yolomando.com,
In the reportage of the N’Boga program of the TV channel Telerama, is mentioned the participation of 200 photographs of artists from all over the world, as well as the works are shown and the winners of the competition are mentioned,who were chosen by a jury of experts.
They also did a short interview to the businessman and philanthropist, Alvaro Noboa, sponsor of the competition. Mr. Noboa said to the ecuadorian media he was satisfied by the large number of participants and this event is another contribution to art, not only for Ecuadoreans but for the entire world.
Businessman Alvaro Noboa has the same mission as the website www.yolomando.com, which is: give a chance of recognition to amateur and professional photographers, in addition to promote photography as an art.
This website, besides providing printing services, has a fairly updated section on photo competitions for its users and other photographers who want to learn about the world of photography.
The ecuafarras.com website has published the opening of he First International Biennial of Photography Alvaro Noboa. In the text, the participation of over 200 photographers from all over the world in the competition organized by the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum is mentioned.
It also highlights the participation of businessman Alvaro Noboa, who announced the winners and “was pleased with the response of the people to the contest and also the quality of the works,” described the website.
It also names the winners of the first, second and third place, as well as the honorable mentions and the four judges: Chantal Fontaine, Priscilla Parker, Fabian Peñaherrera and Eduardo Salvador, who chose the best photographs.
Ecuafarras.com made a reminder of the photo exhibition in the museum in Guayaquil, until next February 28th.
Last Friday, January 30, the Ecuadorian national newspaper, El Universo, made a publication on the award of the First International Biennial of Photography Alvaro Noboa, organized by the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum in Guayaquil.
The newspaper covered the awards ceremony, held last Wednesday, February 28th. In its note of the contest, the winners were named: the Spanish Begoña Lozano, who won the first place, the Cuban Harold Ferrer, the second plsce and the Ecuadorian Edison Ruilova, the third.
The note includes other details such as the awards and the number of countries participating in this event.
Furthermore, it was also recalled that the 200 photographs that participated in the contest will be exhibited at the museum until next February 28th.
LANN Museum inaugurated the First International Photography Competition Álvaro Noboa Pontón with participants from the 5 continents
This January 28 took place the most important event of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, the First International Photography Competition Álvaro Noboa Pontón, where more than 200 photographers from the five continents participated for the first place.
Patricio Ruilova (Ecuador), Leonardo Ampuero (Chile), Harold Ferrer (Cuba), Begoña Lozano (Spain), Sergei Reboredo (Spain) and Corneliu Tofan (Romania) were the six semifinalists selected.
They disputed the first place of $ 3,000, won by the Spanish Begoña Lozano Mejuto with the picture named “Semana de Santa Loja (Cofrades de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza).” The winner, who commented that she likes to catch the glances of people in her photos, said that this is the first time she wins an international competition and the taste for this art is owed to her husband.
Following her, the $ 2,000 prize was for the Cuban Harold Ferrer Pérez with his photographic piece “S / T.” While the third place, of $ 1,000, was for the artwork “La primera faena del 2015,” of the Ecuadorian Edson Ruilova Litume.
At the event, which started at about 19h30 and was led by Álvaro Noboa Pontón, Honorable Mentions were granted to Leonardo Ampuero with his picture “Acuarela,” Corneliu Tofan with “Genesi,” and Sergi Reboredo with “Memorias de África.” Additionally, the “Best Ancient Photography ” category was instituted with a $ 1000 prize, which was granted to the Ecuadorian Gina Garcia and herphoto “Transporte Urbano 1956.”