(Set and costume designer)
Pepe Corzo likes to invent universes, to escape from reality in order to create new worlds in which characters naturally pass through, with stories that could certainly be more soberly narrated, in a manner rather more buttoned-down. Yet Corzo is neither moderate nor conservative, but quite the opposite and even something more. He is restless in the creative process, a constant innovator, a bold inventor of parallel universes. Being creative and audacious is not enough to forge an international career. It necessitates work, a lot of work, and Pepe Corzo is also an indefatigable toiler. His profession defines his raison d’être, his life is dedicated to the creation of these worlds that aspire to being perfectly credible. To transform imagination into reality requires a great deal of endeavour, as he well knows. For this, for the child he once was, doodling in his notebook of blank pages, he now lives in his studio surrounded by piles of books, an immense library of art that over time he has built, by virtue of numerous travels and to which he continuously adds on his return from each trip. Because Corzo travels a great deal, traversing Peru’s diverse regions and travelling the world in search of information, references and sources of inspiration. Pepe Corzo is self-taught, and as such his affinity with learning is enlivened with each new project.
(From “Pepe Corzo: Inventor of scenic universes.” by JUAN CARLOS ADRIANZEN. The Scenographer 2018).