Posted by: artseenspace | May 9, 2012

Ray Lopez: Portraiture

How would you define Portraiture?
Allow Ray Lopez to challenge your definition by attending his third solo show Personas.
Ray has been bringing his audience breathtaking works since he graduated from NWSA with honors and distinction in 2005. He went on to study illustration at Art Center College of Design where he graduated with his BFA in 2008.
His latest show, Personas, introduces us to his on-going portrait exploration, which challenges the conventions of portraits and captures his love of realism and experimentation.
Through his paintings and drawings, we see his distinguished style of fragmented-process painting and drawing. The process involves painting or drawing one piece of his subjects at a time. At the end, he arranges all the pieces together, leaving the final outcome to fate. His other works involve the blind-contour process, a technique that allows him to draw his subjects without looking down at the drawing until he completes it. Again, leaving the final outcome to fate.
His subjects range from the President of the United States, to a world-wide music sensation to his beloved grandfather. Ray’s show “Personas” allows us to share his vision of iconic figures and allows us to enjoy the ways in which he captures their essence.
[PERSONAS] Opening Night will be Saturday, April 14th from 5-9pm at the prestigious New World School of the Arts ArtSeen Gallery located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Admission and street parking is free during this Second Saturday Artwalk Night, where galleries in the Wynwood Arts District open their doors to the public for a night of art, music, food, and performances.