For Lopulissa the playground is a place of contradictions in which form, appearance, function and use seem to contradict one another all the time. By painting the brightly coloured, hard material of the playground items on classic cotton, Lopulissa takes away their materiality and emphasises form and colour. Lopulissa takes details from the playground and converts them into unrecognisable abstract patterns. He zooms in on fences, grids, bars and rubber tiles, painting them over on another in abstract compositions.
After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2017, Lopulissa set out to prove his worth as an artist. He set his sights high and tried to see his freedom to choose from many options not as an obstacle but as an opportunity to focus on new work. The presentation in Kunsthal Light marks the start of a new phase, the beginning of an exploration of painting that can result in interactive sculptures.
Kunsthal Light creates opportunities for talented artists, putting the spotlight on modern muralists, urban and comic artists, conceptual art and installations. The artists are given the freedom to create a site-specific work in the display window along the building’s front slope.
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