My name is Nizin Lopez, I am a 41 year old Cuban-American artist. I am what you call a “surreal painter” yet, I believe it is important to experiment with different medias.
As you can see here I have been involved in many projects of many different flavors:
(acrylic on canvas done by Mr Nizin Lopez. 2007, Hialeah,Miami/Fla. To make it clear: this is a painting, this is not a photograph & this is definitely not photoshop)
(pencil drawing on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez. Done in Atlanta/Ga, 2001)
(abstract art, acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez. Done in Hialeah, Miami/Fla in 2007)
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez, done in S.W Miami/Fla. 2012)
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez. Done in Hialeah, Miami/Fla in the late 90’s. This is a painting, this is not a photograph, this is definitely not Photoshop)
(ink on paper, done in Atlanta/Ga. 2002)
(taken in S.W 27th ave, Miami/Fla. 2013)
(taken in S.W 27th ave, Miami/Fla. 2013. This is the street pavement transformed into an abstract composition)
(this acrylic on canvas was done around 2007 in Hialeah, Miami/Fla. The two previous photographs more or less have the feel of this abstract painting)
(taken in S.W 8 st [Little Havana], 2013)
(this ink on paper was done in S.W Miami/Fla, 2012. If one really examines it, he or she can see that its structure resembles the composition of the previous image)
(taken in Las Villas/Cuba. 2011. I love the natural-rough feel captivated in this visceral image,…it is rough like life. It tastes as something “brutally honest”)
This ink on paper was done in S.W Miami/Fla (2012). I used some human anatomy, random images, and some texts in order to give it a modern feel with a slight touch of roughness (like an acidic street-flavor kind of thing).
Technically, this photograph has absolutely nothing to do with this drawing. Yet, after I examined this photo I realized that the “overall feel” of it was somewhat similar to the one of the previous image (the ink on paper drawing). There’s a graphic design feel to it plus there is some type of “creative dirtiness” going on as well.
(this photograph was taken in S.W 8 st [Little Havana], 2013. I selected this particular image because it had a very natural-urban flavor. I have no idea of who actually painted this image. Keep in mind that “Little Havana” in itself has a very interesting urban vibe as well)
The following ink on paper was also done in S.W Miami/Fla, 2012. This one also has that kind of acidic vibe.
(I actually sat in the bathroom to do this drawing)
(taken in S.W 8 st [Little Havana], 2013. I loved the feel of this forgotten sculpture)
(ink on paper, done in S.W Miami/Fla, 2012)
(taken in S.W Miami 8 st, 2013)
(taken in Las Villas/Cuba, 2011. Notice all the vultures on top of the hotel that turned into an apartment complex,…it is surreal)
(taken in S.W 27th ave, Miami/Fla. 2013. These trees remind me of muscle tissue & therefore about anatomical human expressionism)
(taken in S.W 27th ave, Miami/Fla. 2013)
The following acrylic on canvas has some connection with the surreal looking trees of humanoid flavor.
Notice that in this painting I used brownish acidic colors (like the colors of these trees) plus I used human figures as well)
What you see here is one of the first paintings I did in America during the early 90’s.
If you notice, both hands look like trees.
(taken in S.W 8 st [Little Havana], 2013. This rough image reminded me of a drawing I did some time ago)
(ink on paper, done in S.W Miami/Fla. 2012)
(taken in Las Villas/Cuba in 2011. This image was taken inside the stomach of a train)
(delicious texture. taken in S.W 8 st Miami/Fla, 2013)
(the door of the past that never rusts. This picture was taken in Las Villas/Cuba. 2011)
The industrial-mechanical looking image you see here was taken in S.W 27th ave (Miami/Fla, 2013). I selected it because it sort of looked like an “automatic” abstract composition.
If you compare the inner core structure of this picture with the following painting, you will see that there is a visual & structural connection.
(taken in Las Villas/Cuba. 2011. This landscape has a bitter-sweet flavor)
(this photo was taken in S.W Miami/Fla, 2013. I thought it was an interesting image because the wall of bricks represents the person who has gotten hurt more than enough, it represents the individual who says: “From now on things are going to be different, I’m not going to be nice anymore”…)
The drawing you see here is an ink on paper done in S.W Miami/Fla (2012). Technically, it has nothing to do with the previous photograph. There’s an obvious gap of time between them. Yet, from a psychological perspective, this drawing sort of depicts the same structural concept: There are rocks covering the secret passages of the underground city.
These tunnels that lead to what appear to be sacred places are the deepest emotions and feelings within the mind.
The acrylic on canvas that you see here is very special to me, it was done in Hialeah,Miami/Fla in the mid 90’s. This piece is entitled “The weight” (like “the weight of mistakes”). The humanoid figures are standing in line over a destiny type of wheel, they look back hoping to fix the past but the wheel goes on..
This photograph which was taken in 2013 reminds me of that painting.
(taken in S.W Miami, 27th ave. 2013)
Thank you for your time.