WHAT: Exhibition featuring the illustrations of artist Rosario Lopez
WHERE: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
WHEN: June 2nd to 21st, 10am-5pm daily
Interested in the simplicity of the line and its relationship with texture, colour and shape, Rosario Lopez uses the human body in the public domain to explore this relationship.
Originally born in Santiago, Chile, it’s obvious that Bondi is a special place to Lopez. She uses her simple illustration style to explore its eclectic mix of people and culture, depicting familiar Bondi beach style, scenes and situations.
“For me, every day things are the motor of my work,” says Rosario. “I’m interested in simple scenes and like to help people realise that no matter how simple the setting, it can still be a very unique and beautiful moment.
The simplicity of Rosario’s illustration style set against the white backdrop of the Bondi Pavilion gallery produces a very calming viewing experience; a nice change from the buzz of the promenade and restaurants outside.
“I use subtle lines and colours to create my drawings,” she explains. “Sometimes unfinished lines and figures make my work suggestive and the viewer has to complete the image with their imagination. As a viewer, you can be part of the art. The focus of the inspiration is in the general minutes of comfort and happiness, people’s connections, the past, and simple episodes in everyday life.”
Rosario studied art and education at Finis Terrae University in Chile. You can see more of here work on her website www.ros.cl , or meet her in person at the exhibition.
Tracey @ What’s New Bondi xx