Sergio Lopez - Grace Darlings

Sergio Lopez

United States 1983

Painting, Drawing

Sergio Lopez
Sergio Lopez
United States
April 1, 2016

Believing that there is no better way to explore the scene and feel the essence of it than by standing in front of it, Sergio Lopez is the co-founder of the North Bay Plein Air Painters group and truthful adherent of the painting under the open sky. After the discovery of his own passion for oil painting and charcoal drawing, Lopez couldn’t stop himself, filling sketchbook after sketchbook with images from real life and imagination. There was a special interest for his paintings of the female nudes. After appearing in publications as Juxtapoz, Spectrum, Hi-Fructose and other similar online magazines, they became very popular and wanted.

Women’s body is often decorated with floral motifs or bird feathers

Sergio Lopez - Over Your Sheltered Nest
Sergio Lopez – Over Your Sheltered Nest

Learning about the Beauty from the Great masters

Graduated at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, Lopez found his models in Bravura painters, The Golden Age illustrators, concept designers, contemporary painters and photographers and graffiti. He was also visiting the museums and studding the Great Masters, learning the lessons of unchangeable beauty. Lopez works in different mediums and styles, from oil and gouache nude studies and charcoal sketches to the landscapes created in the studio or outside, in nature. Painting the different areas in studio, her works by experience and memory.

Lopez is finding his inspiration in new vistas

Sergio Lopez - Hearst Beach Waves
Sergio Lopez – Hearst Beach Waves

Inspiration in the Plein Air

His group of plain air painters participates in the organization in monthly events of painting outside. Since being the part of this events, Lopez has won numerous awards including Epperson Gallery’s Valona Paint Out best of show award two years in a row, three awards in the 2010 Paint San Clemente Festival, second place Artist Choice Award for Telluride Plein Air 2013, Honorable Mention in the Alameda Plein Air event two years in a row, and has been selected twice as a finalist for the Art Renewal Center’s prestigious yearly Salon. Setting up his easel, he is finding the inspiration in new viewings, exploring the truth of the scene by standing in front of it.

Sergio Lopez - Cornelia
Sergio Lopez – Cornelia

From Landscapes to the Female Nudes

Sergio Lopez is known for plein air and innovative figure painting, oil landscapes and contemporary nude figures, gouache paintings and charcoal drawings. Passionately devoted to the work in the open space, his affection for the nature is also incorporated in his female nude representations. Women’s body is often decorated with floral motifs or bird feathers. His landscapes depict different areas, from beaches, to forests and wild fields. Receiving numerus rewards, his work has been confirmed in many levels and exhibited in different galleries solo and as a part of a group shows.

Sergio Lopez is represented by Abend Gallery.

Sergio Lopez lives and works in North Bay Area, California, USA.

Featured image: Sergio Lopez – Grace Darlings
All images © artist

YearExhibition TittleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Contemporary FigurationAbend Gallery, Denvergroup
2015Where Wonder HidesWonderland SF, San Franciscogroup
2015FluentRobert Lange Studios, Charlestongroup
2014Vanishing BoundariesRobert Lange Studios, Charlestonduo
201440 and Under 2014Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramentogroup
2014Braving The Elements Robert Lange Studios, Charlestongroup
2013One-Man ShowEpperson Gallery, Valonasolo
2013 Moleskine Project #3Spoke Art Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2013North VS. South Robert Lange Studios, Charlestongroup
2013Arts & Crafts Aesthetic Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2012Sacred SpringSan Franciscosolo
2012Of The Occident Yo El Rey, Calistogasolo
2012 Human Nature Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2012Yesterday and Today(35th Anniversary Exhibition)Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2011Painted Roses Modern Eden Gallerysolo
201135th Anniversary Show Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2011En Plein Air: Alameda and BeyondFrank Bette Center For The Arts, Alamedagroup
20106 Inch Squared Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesagroup
2010Best of Valona Paint-out Epperson Gallery, Crockettgroup
2010The Frugal CollectorChristopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2010Fish Tales Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2009Chasing The MoonChristopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Millsgroup
2009Juxtapoz Release Party Club Six, San Franciscogroup