Artist: Laura Lopez
Media: Paint, Large canvases
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery
About the Artist
Laura was a really nice person 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.
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. The paintings really grab your attention. They are very vibrant because of the colors. The paintings make you feel happy as the colors really speak to you.
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.
Synthesis / My Experience
I really loved the colors she used, allowing you to see the jungle in a new beautiful way. I’ve always wanted to travel and one place I would love to go is the jungle. Seeing her exhibit is making me want to go the jungle and experience it for myself. I would love to make my own interpretation of the jungle and give my own thoughts like she did. Her exhibit made me happy and I was really moved by all the extravagant colors.