ABOUT VICTOR LOPEZ
Victor Lopez is a Chicago based artist raised in the Logan Square neighborhood of the city. Primarily self-taught, he began making art - guided by graffiti, urban culture and modern art. Lopez's non-representational paintings are largely improvised, and images are developed by pulling from gestural marks, flowing into a technique of layering opaque and transparent color. Being active in the city’s graffiti culture at an early age led him to paint murals citywide, including murals on the west side for the North Lawndale YMCA and the Parris Fleming Foundation in 2008. He later attended Columbia College (Chicago), where he became interested in the abstract, inspired by the eccentricities of the Chicago Imagists and abstract expressionist paintings. He recently completed the Visual Art Certificate program at the University of Chicago Graham School, and has been awarded grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural affairs, and exhibited his works throughout Chicago, at venues such as the Union League Club and Hyde Park Art Center.