Bucknell Art Professor Eddy Lopez uses computer algorithms to transform photographic images of war into seemingly serene landscapes. These prints subvert the horror of war like a mercifully blurry memory that offers instead abstract fields of colors and patterns.
Tuesday, March 20, 6pm, Iron Front Cowork Space
434 Market STreet, 3rd Floor, Lewisburg
Join us as Art and Art History faculty member Eddy Lopez unpacks the unique process behind creating digital works for Beautiful War. A reception will follow in the Downtown Gallery.
War is beautiful…
for you, artist thinker,
who finds in it an admirable field…
– Ruben Darío, The War, 1914
Born in Matagalpa, Nicaraqua, in the midst of the Sandinista revolution and civil war, Eddy A. López is an artist whose composite prints layer historical, political, and religious subjects.
In the Beautiful War series, non-objective prints are composited from archives of war using a median statistical computer algorithm. These prints subvert the terror recorded in the original records by compressing the memories captured in them into colors and textures, there by transforming the chaos of war in to an admirable field.