Matthew Lopas has been painting interiors lit by warm light for more than twenty years. For him interiors without figures suggest the people that inhabit the space – the presence of an absence. His paintings represent everything that can be seen from a single point in space. They are called “global panoramas”. Lopas paints in beautiful older houses that have a sense of memory, loss, and rebirth.
His work can be seen at www.matthewlopas.com.
An interview with him can be read at http://paintingperceptions.com/interiors/painting-panoramas-interview-with-matthew-lopas.
Matthew Lopas was born in 1965 in Chicago. Lopas has shown in New York, California, Chicago, Connecticut, Atlanta, Cardiff, and Little Rock. His most recent solo show was at the Narthex Galley in NYC and he is represented by Ober Gallery in Kent, CT. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a B.F.A. from the School of the At Institute in Chicago, and an M.F.A. from Yale. Lopas resides in Conway, and is a Professor of Art at Hendrix College. He is married to Susan Clark and has three children.