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Steve Lopes / Past exhibition 3

Trenches III
© Tortoiseshell Gallery and Steve Lopes, Sydney 2023

Steve Lopes

Trenches III

oil on board
32 x 42 cm
Trenches III was painted during an invitation to Gallipoli in 2014 as part of the Centenary of ANZAC. Here Lopes expressively captures the quiet beauty of the rugged Turkish landscape and the frantic energy of the trenches from the Battle of the Nek. After an ill-advised attempt to gain control of a narrow passage high on the Gallipoli peninsula, 372 Australian soldiers were killed within a matter of minutes. Here Lopes demonstrates his command in painting en plein air and respectfully captures the history, hardship and spirit of the landscape through his broad brushstrokes and muted tones.

Steve Lopes

Steve Lopes is a figurative and skill-based painter who captures the reverence and emotional worlds of his subjects and the landscape. Steve Lopes consistently attracts the attention of critics and collectors alike. His works are represented in important national and state collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Federal Parliament House Art Collection and the New South Wales State Library. As well as major national and international corporate collections including BHP, Time Warner and Rolls Royce. Steve Lopes has been a finalist in numerous national awards including the Archibald and Doug Moran Prize.

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