The Wake of the PelicanAndres Lopez
Oil painting on Stretched linen New
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d |1 lbs. 10 oz.
"Why not paint the pelican too?" queries Andres Lopez. "Why not reveal at once the cause of the wake in the water and the effects of light and colors? Because I think that silence makes the work more interesting so I let the viewer participate and the poetry that is in it is completed."
In his current Reflections series, Andres Lopez takes time to study everyday occurrences, particularly along the docks near his home in Miami, Florida. It's in these moments that he is able to capture a compelling, alternate view of our world.
Andres Lopez was born in the old Cuban town of Santa Clara. As a child, he developed a deep love for the beauty of the countryside and the exquisite architecture of his hometown. He participated in drawing contests at the tender age of nine where landscapes were always his favorite theme. In his early twenties, Andres made his way to Florida, bringing only his worn-out brushes and a great dream. Immediately captivated by the beauty of the Everglades, his works display the close relationship between humanity and the natural world around us.