Pepe Lopez



Pepe Lopez, a Venezuelan born artist, has been producing artwork from 1988 through the present day. His work is based on a vast trajectory of diverse transmutation . Lopez explores aspects of the map of the social spectrum through the translation of aesthetic codes while developing his perception and concepts which are characterized by a prolific variety of mediums, such as the inclusion of installations, objects, collages, paintings, performances, photography, tapestry, video sculptures, collaborative photographic interventions and collective works. 


Summary of Art Exhibitions: 

 Several of his exhibitions: Contaminated Sexuality (1991, Sala Mendoza). In 1992, he participates in the VI award, Eugenio Mendoza, by showing his workSueño Cosmico as an interactive, penetrable installation. Vacivus (Celarg, 1993) and Lopez Reus Paintings and Sculptures (Sala Mendoza, 1995)

  Lopez co-edited, for 2 years with Leopoldo Iribarren, the literary magazineCriterion, which established his reflection upon the relationship between body and space in a deeper context.  

 His photographic and video sculpture works include: Cementerio General del Sur (1989), Cementerio Judio de Coro (1990) and El Gigante del Tisure, Juan Felix Sanchez (1996),Videohabitatta (2000, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas). Nenufares (video sculpture, co-authored with Jonathan Gutierrez) as part of a collective show for the Museo de Bellas Artes in 2000.

 In 1997, his exhibit I Bienal de Mercosur, in Brasil, marks the start of his participation in international art fairs; including ARCO (Madrid), FIA (Caracas), CIRCA (San Juan),Art Basel (Miami), Pinta (New York); as well as showing his work, Cartografias Meridionales, at MACRO (Rosario, Argentina)

Other notable works include Leaders Market,Forjas de Ultramar (Galeria H2O, Barcelona España) . He continues to create art, and specifically collaborating with artist Carlos Sosa in a series of projects to include: The Awakening of Love (2000), Sugarfree (2002), Como en la Tele (2004) and A Suda Calle (2005), Mondrian Meets Hansaplast, Boom and Fantastic Plastic (2007), always with the idea that art has the capacity to transform society.

Lopez has collaborated for this show, with photographer Nicola Rocco by utilizing some of his images from  Caracas, which Lopez has intervened. We can also  find a series of tapestry works by the titles of "New York #3 and #4" and "Petare desde el Llanito" made out of a variety of tapes. Sculptures created out of found umbrellas from Caracas, will part of the show, which go by the title "Rhipsalis". "Disposable Geometry" is a group of works made out of plastic bags creating a geometric painting. Visitors to the gallery will see collection of photographs of La Teneria, a house designed by the American architect Richard Neutra taken by the artist's grandfather Luis Reus and intervened by Lopez.

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