Steve Lopes

Im­pos­si­ble Find

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Stella Downer Fine Art 10 July to 4 Au­gust, 2018

Steve Lopes’ paint­ings are rep­re­sen­ta­tions of viewed land­scapes. His fig­ures, how­ever, are imag­ined per­son­al­i­ties or iso­lated char­ac­ters (dis)placed in the com­po­si­tion as an af­ter­thought. Draw­ing on per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences with peo­ple and places from his trav­els, Lopes se­lects sub­jects that tran­scend bor­ders. In ‘Im­pos­si­ble Find’, he re­veals a world of tran­si­tory fig­ures, trav­ellers and sto­ry­tellers who are search­ing for the un­known and unattain­able. Mov­ing through new lands un­en­cum­bered, they dis­cover the world for them­selves and on their own terms – free from mod­ern in­sti­tu­tions.

Cour­tesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art, Syd­ney

Un­ti­tled Fig­ure, 2018, oil on board, 45 x 45cm

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