Emilio Lobato | Noche y Dia
April 3 - April 28, 2012
First Thursday Reception: April 5 2012 6-8 pm
Emilio Lobato’s paintings are influenced by personal narrative and history. Lobato draws
inspiration from his roots in the San Luis Valley, in a remote southern part of Colorado, where his
family has farmed for 16 generations. His work pays homage to Southwestern traditions
incorporating cross-cultural influences from this region. Lobato focuses on reduction and
formalism with specific use of color and often texture to convey his ideas. His recent series,
Noche y Dia, explores color relationships that relate to the natural cycles of illumination and
darkness which reinforce the need for spiritual, physical and aesthetic balance.
Lobato is included in numerous museum and corporate collections, notably the Denver Art
Museum (Denver, CO), the National Hispanic Museum and Cultural Center (Albuquerque, NM),
American Airlines (Denver, CO), the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado Springs, CO),
and the Hallmark Collection (Kansas City, MO). Lobato has shown throughout Colorado,
Wyoming, California and New Mexico including; the Museo De Las Americas (Denver, CO),
Andrea Schwartz Gallery (San Francisco, CA), and Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver, CO).