LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
For Ti Lopes creating is essential, it is like breathing, being an incessant part of the daily life of this artist.
It has its trademark in works that come out of the figurative imagery and the emotional abstract. Sometimes they become more complex, resulting in the creation of pictorial poems.
As a multifaceted artist, he uses his vast knowledge of artistic materials, chemistry, and montage to move between different techniques and supports. Enthusiastic about researching new media, Ti Lopes always sets out to achieve results that cause visual impact and awaken the viewer's sensitivity.
The environmental crisis of today, the great urbanization and the threatening loss of man's contact with nature, impelled Ti Lopes not to limit himself to capturing and representing nature as in past times, but to try to integrate it in his own work. For a year and a half, he has been developing research on natural plant fibers and how to combine them with his art. Its intention is to generate a symbiosis of Brazilian native fibers with conventional art materials to create an original work with a social function. He wants to talk about sustainability, deforestation and forest fires.
After extensive research, several fiber options and tests, he found one that represented the necessary symbology for the theme and that it was possible to create textures and shadows characteristic of his features. In his works, he seeks balance and fluency of movements within a context where the layers generate energy and mix with varied textures. The colors tend to be harmonious with each other and seek the light to call those who look closer.
In these works, which I would like to present in Arte Laguna Prize, in an unprecedented way. Açaí was used, a palm tree from the Amazon region whose consumption of its fruit was transformed from regional and rural food to one of national and international projection when in the 90s the demand for healthier food began. The açaí production chain is mostly made up of small cooperatives that help increase the income of families in these regions, ensuring sustainable economic growth.
João Baptista Lopes de Abreu Filho, known artistically as TI Lopes, was born in 1952 in São Paulo - Brazil.
He studied engineering and worked in the sector acquiring valuable knowledge of construction and execution. Enhancing your ability to combine logic and creativity.
He attended FAAP, in the drawing and painting course, took classes with the Portuguese-Brazilian modernist professor and painter, Waldemar da Costa, worked for periods in sculpture at the Lasar Segall Museum workshop.
Always very creative and passionate about art. In 1979 he moved to Paris where he can live with his passion. In 1980, back in São Paulo, he founded Fatos Comunicação, where he acquired extensive experience in the area of communication and advertising. He was also a designer, created furniture, and had one of his armchairs honored at the Museu da Casa Brasileira - Design MCB Award.
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