Eddy A. López, born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, in the midst of the Sandinista revolution, is an artist whose work amalgamates archives and memories of war into abstractions of vibrant colors, patterns, and shapes. By layering together what Lawrence Lessig calls wide-scale collages, López uses big data, averaging algorithms, and printmedia to create compositions that try to find beauty in a chaotic world.
His recent solo exhibitions include Beautiful War, at the Samek Art Museum in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Remixes, at the Vandiver Gallery in Anderson, South Carolina, and Composites, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Gallery in Niceville, Florida. López’s work has also been exhibited at the North American Print Biennial, ArtMiami, ArtPalm Beach, the International Print Center New York, The Center for Book Arts New York, among others. He is the recipient of various awards and grants and was recently selected as an Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellow. López’s work can be found in the collections of the Frost Art Museum, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Miami-Dade County Public Library, Zuckerman Museum of Art, El Minia University, Cairo, and more.
López received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami, and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking as well as a BA in Art History from Florida International University. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.