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Artist Profile

Steve
Lopes

Born 1971, Sydney, New South Wales

Lopes_Steve_Russells-Top-Gallipoli_-50cm-x-70cm2019_Etching

Artist Profile

Steve
Lopes

Born 1971, Sydney, New South Wales

“I try to deal with the figure and the landscape together. For me, it’s about the relationship we have with our surrounds. The tension between the two both visually and metaphorically is what makes it interesting to tackle that subject.” (Issue 9 of Artist Profile magazine, p. 65)

Steve Lopes was born and lives in Sydney and has been a figurative painter for over twenty years.

Steve has exhibited his work nationally and overseas over the past 20 years and has had 35 solo exhibitions across Australia and in London and Hong Kong.

His work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, the Parliament House Collection and other public institutions and private collections including the Time Warner Collection in New York.

Very well known for his portraiture and recognised as a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Black Swan Prize the Percival Portrait Painting Prize, and selected for the Salon des Refusés exhibition several times, Steve also received the ultimate recognition for his landscape painting as the winner of the Gallipoli Art Prize in 2018.

Steve also works with master printer, Tom Goulder (Duck Print) producing etchings and was a finalist for Russell’s Top, Gallipoli in both the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award 2019 and the Peebles Print Prize 2019.

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