My paintings are a respectful nod to centuries of influential African design and tradition. Colors, patterns and compositions pay tribute to ancestral heritages and cultures, yet maintain a direct contemporary vibe. Masks, portraits, birds, and fish are embellished with geometric motifs and designs that visually pop.

Airbrushed acrylics, holographic papers, glass beads, and jewelry are attached to wood panels and coated with high gloss poly-resin. The paintings appear as if they are stained glass, and lit from behind. The intentional stunning appearances leave viewers amazed and intrigued.

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CARL LOPES       visual artist

Carl Lopes - multimedia paintings
Robert Dane - glass sculptures
Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA
Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm
June 21 - November 2, 2024