Steve Lopes: Still & Still Moving
Mitchell Fine Art
Sydney artist Steve Lopes’ stunning new exhibition ‘Still and Still Moving’ is showing at Mitchell Fine Art from October 7 to November 7, 2020.
Inspired by his extensive travels over the past three decades, the paintings are born from his interactions and encounters with people and places in the far-reaching margins of Australia.
The artist's works are ambiguous and evocative, trying to capture the sense of place and the often strange and exotic figures that inhabit them. His comprehensive and continuing travels have left an indelible mark on him.
More recently, his travels to the Top End in the Northern Territory have influenced many of the artworks in this series. The larger than life characters, architecture, and attitude that he found in suburban backstreets and quirky marketplaces were a paradox coming from suburban Sydney.
The son of migrant parents, Steve Lopes’ upbringing was a clash of two worlds. This cultural dichotomy and the resultant heightened awareness of diversity influences his work to this day.
Three years of pushing his own boundaries has resulted in a collection of artworks that is expressive, reminiscent, and questioning of who we are and how we have come to be.
Good to know - Mitchell Fine Art is a large venue and there is ample room to view exhibitions safely, and the gallery staff are practising safe social interaction. For those that are unable to visit Mitchell Fine Art offers virtual exhibition tours via FaceTime or Zoom; please contact the gallery for more information.
Need to know - Free parking is available onsite. Opening night is Friday 16th October from 6 - 8pm with Steve in attendance. RSVP’s are essential.
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Steve Lopes: 'Still & Still Moving'
Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur St
Oct 7 - Nov 7, 2020
Opening night: Oct 16 6-8pm