Photograph of Artist W. RICHARD LOPEZ
W. RICHARD LOPEZ
Ringwood, New Jersey - United States



Original Artworks (4)

W. Richard Lopez; Untitled, 2005, Original Painting Other, 24 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Loss of innocence, childhood, and imagination. . .  Playful in spite of neglect. . .Latex and Other on Wood...
W. Richard Lopez
Original Other Painting, 2005
24 x 48 inches (61.0 x 121.9 cm)
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W. Richard Lopez; Untitled, 2005, Original Painting Other, 24 x 34 inches. Artwork description: 241 Loss of innocence, childhood, and imagination. . .  Playful in spite of neglect. . .Mixed Media on Wood...
W. Richard Lopez
Original Other Painting, 2005
24 x 34 inches (61.0 x 86.4 cm)
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W. Richard Lopez; Untitled, 2005, Original Painting Other, 36 x 45 inches. Artwork description: 241 Loss of innocence, childhood, and imagination. . .  Playful in spite of neglect. . .Latex and Other on Wood...
W. Richard Lopez
Original Other Painting, 2005
36 x 45 inches (91.4 x 114.3 cm)
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W. Richard Lopez; Untitled, 2005, Original Painting Other, 24 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241 Loss of innocence, childhood, and imagination. . .  Playful in spite of neglect. . .Latex and Other on Wood...
W. Richard Lopez
Original Other Painting, 2005
24 x 32 inches (61.0 x 81.3 cm)
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Artist Statement

My work can be dissected to the forms of clouds, robots, and children. The clouds, if one pays enough attention to detail are made up of a number of breast-like formations intertwined with a phallic symbol or two. This is to represent the air of sex that floats around us all of the time. The amount of sexual imagery and innuendo that the average child, not teen, has seen and heard within his or her first 10 years on the planet is staggering. In my own personal experience, in which I was raised in a Christian home and went through 8 years of Christian school, I was never educated on sex for the most part, which wasn’t really necessary anyway, because it was thrown in my face so early on. But the fact that sex is so low on the Christian list of things to teach to the youth, was what I think had me wondering about it so early on. You get married, and you have babies. Someone close to me had her first kid at 18 in high school. That kind of rocked my 12 year-old world. That experience kind of made me examine the thought process behind the whole idea of sex being something scheduled, controllable, contained. So in my head I see this air of sex as these candy coated clouds dancing around. This also plays off of the idea of a bunch of kids lying on the ground, cloud watching. Whereas most...   Read More