Abby Koeing of Art Attack! Houston Press publication interviewed me earlier this week about my upcoming show on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Georgia's Market (420 Main) in "The Cellar" from 6-10p.m (more info about the exhibition here). Read more below or check out the link on the Houston Press website for yourself by clicking on the headline below:
Visual Artist Felipe Lopez Gets Chaotic In His New Exhibition
September 21, 2012
By Abby Koeing:
"The relationship between science and art has long left scholars and artists in a quandary. If the scientific field is factually based, does this leave any room for creativity? Ask multi-media artist Felipe Lopez how the two relate and he will tell you a mouthful. To Lopez, it's not even a question of if science and art meet, it's how that relationship can be transformed into an image; the concept is one that he has been tackling his entire short but quite prolific career.
This Friday, Lopez will showcase his blending of science and art in a one-night exhibition, "Felipe Lopez, Small Works & Mono-Print Show," at Georgia's Market Downtown. The collection will consist of 20 new small pieces made from linen and other mediums, such as rice paper and vinyl. Each piece draws from Lopez' visual conceptualization of the human brain and all of its wonderful complexities. Much of Lopez' work examines neurology and the intricate synapses of the brain.
The small works of this collection, however, look at more of the psychological aspects to the brain rather then neuroscience.
"I wanted these pieces to give the feeling of being overwhelmed," says Lopez.
Each small circle has a large-scale amount of detail and to take it all in requires much attention. The challenge Lopez presented to himself was to create these "hyper-realistic" images on a very tiny surface.
"I usually do large work," Lopez states. So condensing his ideas into very small proportions was a welcome test.
Lopez uses a varied color palate, greens and blues, to represent certain areas of the brain. Additionally, his use of mixed media layering adds to the chaotic, "overwhelming" nature of each piece. It is a melding of abstract expressionism and surrealism and worthy of careful examination.
The pieces will be strategically hung from the interior architecture of Georgia's for patrons to admire and purchase. Lopez hopes that there will be a lot of buyers at this specific show and not due to his own monetary reasons.
"I am trying to build up younger collectors in Houston," Lopez says.
Lopez explains that often young professionals looking to invest in art work simply don't know where to start or have the capital for work deemed "collector worthy." So to make these pieces more attractive to young buyers, he will be selling each one for $100.
Lopez should know a lot about both what sells and being a "young professional." At the ripe age of just 20 years old, Lopez has already made a large splash in the art world. His work has received numerous awards and recognition and has been showcased in the Wade Wilson Gallery, the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, the Galveston Opera House and the Dallas Art Fair, among others. His work can also be found in many a private collection; most recently he sold a piece to everybody's favorite stoner, Cheech Marin."
Hi Everyone! I'm happy to announce that I've organized a special call for entries and exhibition in Houston focused on science and it's application in the arts. Read up on the info below and be sure to check out the website for more info:
SPAM 2012 Exhibition
Science, Performance, Art, Music
Call for Proposals
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012-Saturday, December 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2012 5-9p.m.
CoHouston Party & Closing Reception: Saturday, December 1, 2012 5-9p.m.
Location: CoInside 1919 Houston Ave. Houston, TX 77007
Call for entries: Friday, September 7, 2012-Friday, October 5, 2012
Type of Entries:
Original Music Compositions
Performance Art Piece
Felipe Lopez (Visual Art/Performance Art)
Meghan Hendley (Music/Performance Art)
Divya Murthy (Visual Art/Performance Art)
Culture Pilot team (Visual Art/Music/Performance Art): Tim DeSilva, Javier Fadul, Shawna Forney, Kara Gray, Grace Rodriguez
SPAM 2012 is an inaugural multidisciplinary exhibition that focuses on the application of any field of science to the genres of visual art, music, and performance art. Houston based artists may submit their concept and images of their work that describe and display the combination of science (i.e. neurology, psychology, astronomy, biology, physics, etc.) with the arts in order to contribute to the idea of multidisciplinary combinations to exhibit forms of scientific study. This exhibition is in collaboration with CoInside and Culture Pilot.
Pieces in the fields of visual art, music, and performance art will be presented to the jury and chosen for the exhibition based on the following (but not limited to):
• The facilitation of direct application of psychological, neurological, neuroscientific, and/or other forms of science research findings to the arts
• The integration of research into the piece
• The artistic quality of the piece
• The originality of the piece
• The potential success of dissemination of the products of this research to the larger community
15 pieces of artwork (sculptural, video, instillation, and 2-D included), 3 musical compositions, and 1 performance art piece will be featured in the exhibition. A book featuring artist name, bio, concept, and image will be published and available for sale during the exhibition.
For More Information, please contact
O’Neil Public Relations:
Felipe Lopez, Mono‐Printed Magazine Release & Exhibition
Thursday, October 11, 2012
WAR'HOUS Visual Studios
4715 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
In collaboration with WAR’OUS Visual Studios, contemporary artist Felipe Lopez
announces a special show and celebration highlighting major milestones from his
catalogue of work and from his life. Join the artists for a special exhibition on his
birthday including the debut of his Mono‐Printed magazine along with latest
installations (video, sound & sculpture), paintings, and more.
Felipe Lopez will debut his original Mono‐Printed magazine which is based on a different
topic every month and #1/100 for $25 a publication. “art of the evening will include my
response to the occurrence in Colorado at The Dark Knight Rises movie opening...”
states the artist. “May those wounded heal and those loved ones lost always be
ABOUT WAR’HOUS VISUAL STUDIOS:
War’Hous Visual Studios was created by an artist for artists. Located in the heart of
downtown Houston’s Museum District, War’Hous provides a venue and outlet for under
exposed local talents to display their passions and dreams in any medium. Our mission is
to provide a full service art facility for the community that builds and supports us.
War’Hous is making strides with this innovative approach that has brought new and
exciting exposure to the underground Houston art scene. With clients ranging from
Cirque Du Soleil’s Safewalls to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, War’Hous Visual Studios
continues to be a guiding force behind the Houston art movement. For more
information, please visit: www.warhous.com
Photo: from his latest collaboration with Zan Magazine with work featured in the October exhibition (photo: Tiffany Cintron, model: Regan Barwick)
Felipe Lopez, Small Works & Mono-Print Show
Friday, September 21, 2012
Georgia's Market Downtown
420 Main Street
In partnership with Georgia's Market Downtown, artist Felipe Lopez debuts his mixed media pieces on linen along with new mono-prints and small pieces. All works on display will be for sale at the special price of $100. Some of these pieces feature microcosms of ideas layered against each other to create chaotic yet complementary views of his concepts. The evening will feature a free local wine tasting featuring products from vineyards across Texas and beyond all available via distribution at Georgia’s Market.
ABOUT GEORGIA’S MARKET:
Georgia's cares about sustainability and supporting our local community while leading the way in helping others. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Georgia’s market features exceptional catering, essential vitamin and minerals, and outstanding lunches all with organic local products. A second location is located at Dairy Ashford: 12171 Katy Freeway Houston, Tx. For more information, please visit: www.georgiasdowntown.com