EXHIBITION: Steve Lopes 'Shapes for Gods'

EXHIBITION: Steve Lopes 'Shapes for Gods'

Opening Night: Friday 13th October, from 6pm - 8pm.
Artist Talk: Saturday 14th October, 11am.

‘Shapes for Gods’ represents the fourth exhibition by Steve Lopes at Mitchell Fine Art and has been two years in the making following a tumultuous period that gave Lopes cause for greater reflection and contemplation.

The figure has always been central in his oeuvre and that has not changed with these works. Objects however play a critical role in his latest exhibition as Steve Lopes explores the interaction between landscape, the figure and objects.

Steve Lopes is a Sydney based painter and printmaker known for his figurative landscape. He often works en plein air, painting vignettes of a place which are used as references for large-scale studio works.

While his landscapes are often a representation of what he saw, the figures are often imagined personalities, or placed into the composition after the fact. He often depicts isolated figures to emphasize the displacement of the human figure within the world.

In 2017 Steve travelled to the former battlefields of the Western Front in France and Belgium with 10 other well-known Australian artists and was invited to exhibit works in the touring exhibition Salient – Contemporary artists at the Western Front.

Steve Lopes 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 Lopes' 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.

In 2018 Steve Lopes won the Gallipoli Art Prize in Sydney.

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