Markéta Loman Vogelová is a mixed media visual artist who works in a variety of venues including painting, printmaking and textiles. Since 2011 she has lived in Mérida, Yucatán, where she developed the iconography “The Shoshone Myths”, inspired by the petroglyphs of the Shoshone, a tribe of original peoples of North America.
The characters in this iconography recreate scenes based on the myths and tales of the Shoshone.

Marketa’s process in this iconography has culminated in a series entitled “Mitos Grabados en el Cielo” (2018). The linoleum plates are printed with black ink on hand made paper. The tone of the paper and the terracotta and gray suggest the environment of the rock cave primitive paintings.

Marketa graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture in Prague with a specialty in textiles.
Motivated by Mexico’s textile heritage, Marketa continues to teach and experiment with a variety of materials.
Since she arrived in Yucatán in 2011 she has offered workshops in many mediums, using many materials. In “Senderos Tejidos” (2018) the work of her multicultural textile students was exhibited at Galeria El Zapote in Mérida.


In Her Own Words
All my life I’ve known that I wanted to be an artist.
I was born in Prague, a very cultural city. I used to see exhibitions frequently since very young, first with my mother and then alone. Fascinated by paintings, I dreamed of making my own. Some years later, I would read biographies of artists and imagined that someone would write a book about my life and my art.
I started with my first drawings when I was able to hold a pencil. Now I envy how I drew as a child, with so much freedom that now I have to search for with effort.
My mother, as an illustrator, supported my sister and me in creating, and enrolled us in art workshops. When I decided to go to high school focused on plastic art, she supported me.
When I graduated, I wanted to continue studying art. As things happen in our lives, a chance inspired me to choose textile art which I began to study in 2000 at the Academy of Architecture, Art and Design in Prague. I combined it with painting and illustration studies.

I had the opportunity to try different techniques of textile, graphic and painting art. The future has shown me that my decision was a good one. Not only did I learn a new art medium to experiment with, I can also teach this beautiful technique and meet wonderful people who attend my classes. This makes me feel very grateful.

I work with different art techniques.
I am a painter, illustrator, printmaker and textile artist. Each of these techniques gives me different possibilities to express my ideas or my feelings. I love them all and I like to experience new ways of creation.
When I was young, I always liked to keep a notebook in my pocket and draw people and scenes from life on the subway, in the cafeteria, etc. Now I have not done it for a long time because of the change in lifestyle, but I think it was a good way to practice, and it would be a good idea to return to it.

When I paint, it is usually something from reality: a portrait, a landscape, or an inspiration from nature that I turn into an abstract painting. I prefer to work with a living or outdoor model, because I like the connection with the painted object.
At that moment, when I paint, I become very concentrated and absolutely present. Suddenly I see things that I had not noticed before, like the details, the play of light and shadow, the tones of colors. It’s like my brain changed a channel.
But it is not always possible to work like this, so I also use photography for my work.
I mainly paint with watercolor, acrylic and oil. When I am painting I am thinking of how to mix the tones of the colors that I am observing and about the composition and the forms. I am quite focused on what I do in such a way that there is no room in my head for another thought.
When I work on my prints, I first think about the subject and making the sketches. I always leave the design wide open so that it can mature during the engraving process. I let the linoleum speak to me.
My first pictorial project in Mérida that I presented as my first exhibition at Galería La Eskalera was with the theme of Water.
One part was the watercolors made in the open air illustrating different Yucatecan cenotes and another part of the collection was oil paintings made in my studio using photos of water and its reflections. Before, I liked to work with tempera, but here it is difficult to get and in this climate dries in the tubes very quickly.

Linocut Printmaker Artist

I use different media and techniques for illustration, but in the last 4 years I fell in love with linocut. It all started with an illustration contest of the myths and legends of the North American tribe of the Shoshones.
For the theme, looking for my own style, I was inspired by the petroglyphs of the North American natives. At first I worked with brush drawings with India ink and tempera paint in combination with dry pastel. This collection was presented at MEL (Merida English Library) and at Galería Tapanco. Already during work I felt that this style needed something rougher to allow me to play with textures.
It was only a matter of time to find the space where I could print my engravings… and I started my new era of linocuts. Little by little I stopped working with the theme of the Shoshones and now new themes inspire me.

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Marketa at Studio

Watch the making of Expo “Illumination” by Marketa

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  • 2021
    El Zapote Galería
    Mérida, México
  • 2018
    “Mitos Grabados en el Cielo”
    El Zapote Galería
    Mérida, México
  • 2016
    “La Voz del Agua”
    Galería Bestiario del Centro Cultural Tapanco
    Mérida, México
  • 2016
    “Los Mitos de los Shoshones”
    Merida English Library
    Mérida, México

  • 2015
    “La Voz del Agua”
    Galería La Eskalera
    Mérida, México
  • 2011
    Exposición permanente
    Hagibor, Prague
  • 2007
    Gallery Etz chayim
  • 2006
    “Vagabundeos” Instalación artística
    sinagoga de Libeň, Prague
  • 2006
    “La Metamorfosis”
    Galería Postal
  • 2004
    “Las pinturas del desierto”
    Museo de Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
    Czech Republic
  • 1997
    “Las Memorias de Israel”
    sinagoga Jubileo Prague (with K. Cudlín)


  • 2020
    “Buenos Augurios”
    El Zapote Galería
    Mérida, México
  • 2018
    Senderos Tejidos / Woven Pathways
    El Zapote Galería
    Mérida, México
  • 2016
    Procesos Textiles
    Claustro de Sor Juana
    Ciudad de México
  • 2015
    “Na’Lu’Um, Retratos de la Madre Tierra”
    CICY Mérida
    Mérida, México
  • 2005
    “El diseño en la oscuridad”
    Museo Municipal Prague,
    Czech Center New York Budapest, Bratislava, Cardiff, Birmingham & Edimburgo
  • 2003
    Estudiantes de Arte textil
    Česká Lípa & Jablonec nad Nisou,
    Czech Republic
  • 2002
    Galería de Nymburk
    Czech Republic
  • 2002
    Simposio de Arte de Textil,
    Dvůr Králové Czech Republic
  • 2002
    Textile art
    Design Centrum
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2002
    “Airpolstars” instalación artística de objetos de textil
    Galería Nacional Veletržní Palác,
  • 2001
    Watercolour exhibition
    Galería de Florence, Italy

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