Sin Sin Fine Art is pleased to present Canada-based Maria Lobo’s new collection entitled "Circular". For this collection of new works, Lobo has been inspired by abstract Zen brushwork. The abstract expressionists, splashes of ink are juxtaposed with graphic forms and blocks of color. These contrasts and juxtapositions expand on themes that we have come to recognize in her work. They mirror her constant themes of East and West, order and chaos, peacefulness and challenge. The paintings reflect a struggle to find a balance these themes. This ephemeral effort toward a lively balance continues ceaselessly for many of us in our daily lives.
Lobo states, “It is about traveling through the layers and the finding your place in space and time. The work is East and West reflecting my heritage, history and the multi-cultural world in which we live”.
The collection also combines the techniques and themes that characterize Maria’s work: collage, layering, rendering of negative space*, patterning, transparency of paint and the use of gold and silver leaf.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Maria Lobo’s art training took her to Italy, Spain and the USA. Studying at the University of Santa Clara and the San Francisco Art Institute, she gained degrees in Fine Art and Painting in 1985. Having been part of the San Francisco Hunters Point artists’ community Lobo returned to Hong Kong in 1994 and now spends her time between Vancouver and Hong Kong. Her work has been exhibited internationally.
Lobo has designed a large-scale artwork for the Hong Kong MTRC, which was installed in the Tseung Kwan O Station in Summer 2003.
This exhibition is kindly supported by Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
TITLE: ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHTS
MEDIUM: MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS