Wk 13 – Artist Conversation – Laura Lopez

Exhibition Information

Artist: Laura Lopez
Exhibition: Selvatica
Media: Paint, Large canvases
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery

About the Artist

Laura was born and raised in Columbia and is now here about to graduate with her MFA in Painting and Drawing. After she graduates she would like to do an artist residency if she can find one or she may return to Columbia. She also likes to sing and dance because they allow her to express herself in different ways.

Formal Analysis

Bright colors on large canvases show the impression of a jungle. Each canvas has different colors in it, but you can tell they are all of the same place. They look very soft, but are also very vibrant because of the colors.

Content Analysis

Laura is exploring the nature that has been around her since she was a child. She wants to bring the jungle to life with color so that people can see it as something that is really beyond beauty. She wants to show that the jungle is alive and something worth exploring to see the secrets it holds.

Synthesis / My Experience

I absolutely loved the colors she used, allowing you to see the jungle in a new, un-thought-of way. I’ve always wanted to travel and one place I would love to go is the jungle. I haven’t been able to go yet, but Laura was able to bring them to life so that I was awed and jealous that she was able to see these places and show them in such an incredible way.

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