Oscar Fouz López's work is rooted in the theatrical and storytelling traditions. He use characters and settings borrowed from books, to tell a story visually. The characters in López's work are Hero archetypes, inspired by real people who have brought about significant changes in society.

The paintings function by focusing in on elements of the plot and questioning issues such as Capitalism, alienation from the spiritual, and transformation. Then new and alternative scenarios to the book are created. Lopez is interested in contradictions within stories that create gaps where he can find space for imagination. The official and factual accounts of the story are transformed into a personalized myth or fairy tale. In this process of deconstructing the story, the protagonist's dark side becomes the object of study to better understand the fullness of a Hero.