Week 3 – Artist Conversation – Kelvin Lopez

Exhibition Information

Artist: Kelvin Lopez
Exhibition: Scry Baby
Media: Printmaking
Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
Website: facebook.com/klart760
Instagram: klart760

Kelvin Lopez already has his associates degree from a community college. Right now he is an (undergraduate) working towards a BFA and is planning to go to graduate school soon after. Lopez is a student in the School of Art’s Printmaking program.vLopez shared that he is from San Diego which from there he added that he likes going out to bars and breweries. Lopez enjoys music and attending shows and festivals. From these festivals he at times collects crystals, another one of his interests. Crystals are a part of his art, inspired and included.

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Lopez’s work from this showcase was for the most part framed and hung up on the wall. Some of the materials he used were squeegees, ink, watercolors, and transparent base.

From what Kelvin had shared with us, I know that his art is very personal and he shares a lot of himself in his art. This gallery was centered around his childhood. In the works themselves he included pictures of himself as a child. He also informed us that he has two dogs, one being a Siberian husky and the other a german Shepherd. Dogs were also a big part of the artwork, which connected to me because I also see my dogs as a big part of me.

 

I enjoyed getting to know the artist through his art. From what he had shared afterwards when he elaborated what we were looking at, I had made a good observation on what the art pieces were inspired by. I really enjoyed the “Scrybaby” gallery. The colors that were used were bright and eye-catching. The images depicted in the art definitely draw in the audience wanting to know more. img_1862

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