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Mersuka Dopazo is a Spanish artist who creates large-scale, vibrant, fabric collage paintings. Her work often explores the balance of color and the relationship between positive and negative space. Dopazo's collages are made from a variety of materials, including couture fabric, hand-made papers, pigment, white canvas, and gestural line, which she sources from all over the world. 

Dopazo was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1971 and studied law at university, but eventually left the legal field to pursue art. She was inspired to work in textiles after visiting Benares, India, where she saw women washing their saris in the river and laying them out to dry. She regularly returns to India to teach art to schoolchildren and has incorporated drawings from local children into her work. Dopazo sees her work as a "travelogue from unexpected territory". 

Dopazo's work has been exhibited in many countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Europe. 

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Inspired by almost everything around her, Mersuka Dopazo creates art

out of everyday life.

She is known for her vibrant, larger than life collages. Layering fabric, paper, and paint, she creates a whimsical universe of mixed media within each piece.

Mersuka, the mother of 6 kids lives and works in Bali.

 Both her youngest two girls adopted from East Timor have cerebral palsy that affects their mobility. 

JCMOMA's newest addition MINNIE,

was a part of Dopazo's 2022 Pink Party exhibit at

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.

An exhibition of paintings by the Spanish artist, Mersuka Dopazo, and her children. Inspired by vintage comic book illustrations, these vibrant works present a familiar cast of characters, and offer a window onto the imaginative world of the artist's children. The works communicate the life and values of this loving family.


Meet Mersuka Dopazo

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