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'Island of Misfits' | Steve Lopes

7th June - 1st July 2017

Steve Lopes creates a mysterious world of poetic landscapes inhabited by curious figures for his latest show, 'Island of Misfits'.  

Reflecting his long fascination with migration and colonialism – particularly in the Antipodes – his paintings are testament to resilience in the face of change and people’s ability to cope with unfamiliar territories. In these paintings lopes reimagines mysterious figures, strange creatures and brooding landscapes that seem to reveal the truer deeper selves of these settler’s fantasies, desires and hidden dreams.
 
Steve Lopes has consistently attracted the attention of critics and collectors with his rich subject matter. His distinctive works are evidence of a large investment of labour and skill, which has made them readily recognisable and highly collectable.

Steve is a frequent finalist in national awards including the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Kings School Art Prize, Kedumba Drawing Award and the Kilgour Figurative Art Prize. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including 'Not the Way Home' a group exhibition of 13 prominent Australian artists and the Salon de Refuses, both at the SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

Steve's works have been acquired in collections such as the National Art Gallery of Australia, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, BHP Billiton Art Collection and the Time Warner Collection in New York.

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  1. steve lopes | Untitled Figure

    32.5 x 42cm

    oil on canvas

    $2,200.00
  2. Steve Lopes | The Butchers Floor

    66 x 42cm

    oil on canvas

    POA
  3. Steve Lopes | Sky Above

    128 x 179cm

    oil on canvas

    POA
  4. Steve Lopes | Shotover

    34 x 47cm

    oil on board

    $2,200.00
  5. Steve Lopes | Settler's Hut Study

    34 x 47cm

    oil on board

    $2,200.00
  6. Steve Lopes | Morning Bay View - Study

    34 x 46.5cm

    oil on board

    $2,200.00
  7. Steve Lopes | Little Village Figure

    93.5 x 74.5cm

    oil on canvas

    POA
  8. Steve Lopes | Last Summit Scout

    30 x 40cm

    oil on board

    $2,200.00
  9. Steve Lopes | Island of Misfits Study II

    34 x 47cm

    oil on board

    $2,400.00
  10. Steve Lopes | Aurora Track Landscape

    130 x 130cm

    oil on canvas

    POA
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