Wk 13 – Artist Conversation – Laura Lopez

Artist: Laura Lopez

Exhibition: Selvatica 

Media: Paint

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery

Website/Instagram: N/A

Today in class I spoke with Laura Lopez. She is almost done getting her MFA in Painting and Drawing. Laura is from Columbia and also went to school in Germany. Currently in Long Beach, she displays her last exhibit before she receiving her MFA. Her work is based off her her love for nature shown by all the trees and animals.

Laura’s work does an amazing job at instantly getting your attention since all of her pieces are bright and colorful. It looks like someone took a hallucinogen like acid and created this in the woods. Her work is similar to a puzzle in the sense that the pieces connect together to form the finished piece. At first I did not know what was going on with some of the pieces, it looked like just a bunch of colorful lines but after staring at it for a few seconds you can see what she was going for.

The inspiration for Laura’s work comes from the woods. Being from Columbia and its climate and weather conditions, makes it home to the world’s most jungles. Laura has actually gone into the jungles in South America and what she saw is what we are seeing with a mix of Laura’s style. This is what she bases her work off of, but in a more colorful way.

I was a huge fan of Laura’s paintings. The second I walked in it had caught my eye and compared to the other exhibits I was not as fascinated so that is why I spoke to Laura. I loved the color schemes she used to portray the river the pink, purple, and orange actually went well together. I thought her work was exceptional because she brought a piece of herself from South America.



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