Steve Lopes’ paintings are representations of viewed landscapes. His figures, however, are imagined personalities or isolated characters (dis)placed in the composition as an afterthought. Drawing on personal experiences with people and places from his travels, Lopes selects subjects that transcend borders. In ‘Impossible Find’, he reveals a world of transitory figures, travellers and storytellers who are searching for the unknown and unattainable. Moving through new lands unencumbered, they discover the world for themselves and on their own terms – free from modern institutions.
Stella Downer Fine Art
10 July to 4 August, 2018