Week 13 Artist Conversation – Laura Lopez

Artist: Laura Lopez
Exhibition: Selvática
Media: paint, canvas
Gallery: CSULB School of Art

About the Artist: 

Laura Lopez is a student at CSULB who is working on completing a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. She is very passionate about the jungle as she says it is the inspiration behind her work. She says she is fascinated at how nature is able to make different organisms that grow together. Through her work, it shows that the way she feels about nature is very strong and she does a great job of portraying her passions into her art.

Formal Analysis: 

This exhibition stands out as very colorful and as soon as I walked into the exhibit the art just popped right off the walls. Even though she uses colors you would not see in nature such as a pink lake, and orange trees, you can tell her art is all about nature. The way she uses the colors and patterns is very captivating and I spent a lot of time just admiring the wonderful use of color.

Content Analysis:

The ideas that Laura wants to project onto her artwork is that she is amazed at how entire forests and ecosystems are interconnected and work as one to grow and flourish.  She also wants people to know that she considers the jungle her psychological home. She uses the bond between her and the jungle as a metaphor to support her creativity.

Synthesis/My Experience

Observing Laura’s gallery was very entertaining because she did a great job at making her art stand out and look very appealing. I spent a long time looking at each painting because each one was so unique. Even though they were all centered around the same theme, each paining had its own “sub-theme” and that made it way more interesting to take part in. Overall, I say that Laura’s exhibit was wonderful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in art, in nature, or in both.

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