Steve Lopes 'Sky Above' 130 x 180cm, oil on canvas, 2017
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.
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 Lopes 'Island of Misfits' study II, Size: 34 x 47cm oil on board
His work is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra.
'Island of Misfits' opens at Mitchell Fine Art on Friday 9th June at 6pm with Steve Lopes in attendance.
Steve will present an Artist Talk on Saturday 10th June from 2pm - This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to join Steve as he discusses the inspiration and technique of his artistic practice and life.
Need to Know:
OPENING NIGHT: Friday June 9th, 6 - 8pm with Steve Lopes in attendance.
ARTIST TALK: Saturday June 10th, 2pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 9th June - 1st July
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All events are free.