Dream Fragments Mixed Media Show By Lupita Shahbazi
Angels, keys, birds, the color blue.
These remnants of recurring dreams form an alphabet of the subconcscious in Dream Fragments, Lupita Shahbazi’s first mixed media show.
When Lupita Shahbazi moved into her new home she had to make a new place to create, an unexpected challenge that halted her painting routine. She opened the doors of her home to fellow artists, paged through many books, and began scouring the Sports Arena swap meet for inspiration. As a child, Lupita was infamous for cutting images out of her mother’s magazines. Now she cuts out fragments of fabric, paper, books and magazines that catch her eye during her outings at the swap meet. She embraced these new materials and techniques to express the hallmarks of her style: a love for life, intense spirituality and respect for nature.
She began to experiment by manipulating the cut-out images and shapes and attaching them to various painted surfaces. She allowed her dreams to intuitively come together in her distinct airy compositions.
Informed by narratives her father told her, these playful pieces are composed of layers of painting, collage, and found objects tell a story all their own. -Nuvia Crisol Ruland, Curator
Dream Fragments on display: March 15 – May 19, 2011
Lupita Shahbazi was born in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. She currently resides in Chula Vista and has been actively involved in the San Diego arts community. In her home studio, Estudio Azul Solamente, she combines acrylic paint, oils pastels, and stamped paper to create her distinct style. A children’s art instructor for over 15 years, she continues to give workshops at her studio and San Diego Museum of Art.
Her work has been exhibited on both sides of the border and throughout the United States. Visit her website.