Artist Felipe Lopes presents his Hook series at Miami Art Week 2014
Represented by PHS Projects :: La Paz
December 2 - 7, 2014
Work to be show at these events:
SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion
910 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Midtown Miami - Wynwood
3401 NE, 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
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HOUSTON – Internationally collected artist Felipe Lopez makes his 2014 Art Miami debut with his highly anticipated Hook series, to be exhibited at SCOPE Miami and PINTA Miami. Combining his life long love of hand tying flys for fishing and his innovative style in the contemporary art world, Lopez shows a breath of detail and concept in his latest artistic makings. Combining the fishing tradition of his Cuban heritage and merging it with psychology including the idea of people as lures, Lopez shows the balance and beautiful construction of oversized fly hooks and lures submerged. Represented by PHS Projects :: La Paz, a collective of three international galleries, Lopez looks to catch art lovers and critics attention with this innovative series. Learn more about this artist and his series through a brief documentary made in October 2014 entitled “The Conceptual Fly" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f57B7z64H04
ABOUT THE HOOK SERIES
The catch is very temporary it is the lure that we are really attracted to because if you do have a solid lure it will keep reproducing quality catches. We neglect the lure since we continuously consciously pay attention to the catch but subconsciously it is the lure that we true love. Its only when the lure or people begin to fail us that we begin to pay attention, very rarely do we show our appreciation and love for the those that have landed us the large catch or position that we so desperately yearn to have or be in.
Fishing is perceived as masculine, yet sewing is perceived as feminine.
Fly Fishing is the beautiful appreciation of both with nature involved.
This is the body of work that I make with integrity.
ABOUT FELIPE LOPEZ
Felipe Lopez is a Multi-Dimensional self-taught visual artist, mentored by Diana Muniz. Based in Houston, Texas and born in New York. Lopez's career began with his mixed media drawings & paintings shown at MECA and PVAMU. Since then he's branched off into installation video work projected on his paintings and sculpture working in unison based on neurology and science experiments based on the brain. Touted as one of the youngest contemporaries in Houston, Lopez continues to connect science through art while exhibiting in various venues while creating works in 2D and 3D including instillation, photography, large-scale monoprinted sculptures, and video art.
Felipe is also an avid supporter of the art community in Houston and recently has been featured in a solo show at War'Hous Houston in October 2012 and featured in an exhibition at Peveto Gallery in December 2012. In the July 2013, Felipe's work was included in two large exhibitions at prestigious institutions: the Exposure 2013 photography exhibition in Long Island City, New York and the 2013 African American Artist Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His first major solo exhibition was mounted in August 2013 at the Houston Arts Alliance Gallery. His second solo exhibition in less than a year took place at Peveto Gallery in March 2014 featuring his Synesthesia Sound series along with interactive musical performances based on the work. In the fall of 2014, Felipe looks to expand on new multimedia works along with a new series of paintings and sculptural works including his Hook series. In December 2014, Felipe will also be exhibiting work at Art Miami 2014 through his newly acquired gallery representation PSH Projects :: La Paz.
ABOUT SCOPE MIAMI
With over 65 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world, celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami Beach, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $800 million and attendance of over 1,000,000 visitors. For tickets, show times, and more info please visit www.scope-art.com
ABOUT PINTA MIAMI
PINTA is an exclusive and intimate international art fair of select exhibitors invited to present the best Modern and Contemporary art from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Founded in 2007 and coinciding with Art Basel Miami, PINTA is an annual, must-see event for collectors, museums, and curators. PINTA has updated its format to present a fully curated fair, featuring an international team of recognized curators chosen to direct each of the six newly designated sections of the fair.
The fair organizers will bring together the leading artists and galleries from the United States, Latin America, and Europe to participate in the event. PINTA is the international venue for the exhibition and promotion of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese art abroad, and thus, will include the participation of fifty prominent galleries to exhibit museum-quality works of abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic, and conceptual art, as well as other contemporary art movements. For tickets, show times, and more info please visit www.pintamiami.com
ABOUT PHS PROJECTS :: LA PAZ
A new concept in alliances, three galleries, one project, new frontiers...Paschall, Salar, Hardcore, Bogota, La Paz, Miami.