About the Project:
Artsnewmedia, produced by artist Felipe Lopez, is designed to promote, exhibit and monetize video and experience based Art through technology.
Through collaborating and documenting performances with dancers, actors, musicians and poets (artists who usually don’t have documentation of their works of art), there will be proper digital record of these artists work which will allow them to further promote their careers. Art patrons, just starting their art collections to established collectors, will also be able to view, connect, and support those making such cutting edge work that is not typically featured in galleries and museums here in Houston. By making the videos available for sale, this benefits both the collector and the artists. For those who have smaller budgets with larger wall space for projected video, this fills a need. For those who have larger budgets but limited wall space, this also fills a need for their art collections in new media as well.
By providing a space and utilizing Modular or collaborative spaces to create and showcase this type of work in Houston and gain new audience members to this genre (and the artists who create these works), Artsnewmedia will be filling a gap in Houston arts programming while boosting the tech and tourism industries as well. This project will also provide event space and performance space for other artistic endeavors including fashion shows, music videos, and more.
Current Collaborative Spaces: Eduardo Portillo Studio, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Apama Makey Gallery, & BlueOrange
About Felipe Lopez:
Felipe Lopez is a Multi-Dimensional self-taught visual artist based in Houston, Texas. Born in New York, Lopez's career began with his mixed media drawings & paintings. At this time, he also studied audio engineering, sound design, and projections at the Dubspot Academy in NYC. In 2013, Felipe's work was included in two large exhibitions at prestigious institutions: the Exposure photography exhibition in Long Island City, NY and the African American Artist Exhibition at the MFAH. His first solo exhibition took place in 2014 at the HAA Gallery.
Fall 2014, Felipe expanded on new multimedia works along with a new series of paintings and sculptural works including his Hookseries. In December 2014, Felipe exhibited work at Art Miami. 2015 brought work shown at the African American Artist Exhibition at the MFAH, Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, and the KCAM.
Combining the trade of welding along with his skills in visual art, Lopez has developed his Hook series into sculpture, mixed media, and painting. His work was featured by Cindy Lisica at Revision Space in Pittsburg, PA in April. His solo show in May 2016 at the KCAM was his most encompassing exhibition to date. Summer 2017 also brought another solo exhibition at The Duende Art Project.
In the Fall of 2016, Felipe was selected as an Artist INC Artist Facilitators thru Fresh Arts and completed his mentorship program in 2016. Felipe’s latest Lightbulb series was also a major success at the show Natural Flexibility at Cindy Lisica Gallery in the spring of 2017. This work along with other series including monoprinted sculptures are represented by Cindy Lisica Gallery. Felipe is now working on creating mixed media work through the use of his art, projections, and music including collaborations with other artists, dancers, poets and more throughout the city of Houston.