‘Painted Bultos & Painted Reliefs’



Ticket Info

Admission: $10

Members Admission: Free

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Event Description

Spanish Market traditional artist Art López, juried in painted bultos and painted reliefs, will discuss his art forms and display examples of his work which will be available for purchase.

Arthur López was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. López is proud to be working in the long tradition of New Mexico Santero artists. His work comes out of his faith. Though the majority of his work is that of saints, he is a firm believer that any particular religion can appreciate saints as art.

Equally important to López is his need to transcend the bounds of the traditional santero, and use his art as a medium for expressing the full range of his culture and the world around him, very often using traditional methods to create contemporary work.

López has exhibited in numerous shows throughout the Southwest and is in many prominent collections throughout the country. His work has recently been exhibited internationally at the 2nd International Triennale of Kogei - The Arts Grounded in Region, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, and he is now preparing for a show in Landshut, Germany. He is represented by Manitou Galleries in Santa Fe, NM.