the art of Steven Lopez

I Keep Moving

ARTIST

ARTIST BIO

Born in Los Angeles, Lopez was heavily influenced by hip hop culture and graffiti art. He is a painter of a new generation that has emerged from the wake of graffiti subculture and academic influence. While attending the University of Oregon Lopez studied under the guidance of master sculptor, Dora Natella and design theorist, Leon Johnson. Lopez absorbed attention to form associated with Natella’s sculptures, while refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through Johnson’s critique on visual continuity.

in 2000, Lopez Received his B.A. in Fine Art. His work can be found within a myriad of corporate and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. He currently lives and works in the City of Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 ARTIST STATEMENT

Lopez’s painterly works are engineered explorations of angular figurative story telling. Combining both an organic imperfection and mechanical curiosity, and harnessing the power of association, Lopez’s paintings capture the energy, harmonics and power of vulnerability. At times, Lopez’s work suggests a geometric surreptitious reality or portal to Eden. The body of work whispers at converging myths, unwrapped through fractured shapes of graceful conscious vignettes. Lopez unveils his work with an intimate narration and an elusive quality of fantasy.

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Steven Lopez, (b. 1975, Los Angeles)
slopez@ikeepmoving.com | ikeepmoving.com | 562.686.6050

 

EDUCATION
2000 University of Oregon, Bachelor of Fine Arts

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS
2014 Cantara, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Ancient Future, Old Crow Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Backspace Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 Brick house Bandits, Gallery Bomb, Dallas, TX
2011 Backspace Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 The Krate, Santa Cruz, CA
2008 Modular Transformation, Fenario Gallery, Eugene, OR

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Group Show, Succulent Studios, Brooklyn NY
Hive Tarot 5, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2013
Confluence, FIFTY24SF, San Francisco, CA

2012
Road to ComiCon Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Featured Artist Backspace, Portland, OR
Eye to Eye, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Paint Factory, Alta Lofts, Los Angeles, CA
Love Vibes, Ave 50, Highland Park, CA

2010
The Gift of Art, Hold Up gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Project Ethos, Avalon, Hollywood, CA
Peace Project, The whole 9, Culver City, CA
Dreams Don’t Die, Find Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Spirits of a Feather, Viento y Agua Gallery, LongBeach, CA
From Within the Shadows, New Puppy gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Euterpe: The Muse of Music, The Alternative Cafe, Seaside, CA
Music in The Times of Art, Casita del Pueblo, Whittier, CA

PUBLICATION
2010 Find Art Magazine
2010 Eklektx
2009 Juxtapoz
2009 Art Business News, “Street Smart Art”

Corporate Collection
Facebook
Crown Plaza Hotel
Jungle City Studios

Teaching Experience
2008 Mural Director, City of Eugene, Eugene, OR
2008 Art Instructor, Mission PAU, San Gabriel, CA