Steven Lopez Launches The After Midnight Series – First Installment Features Erykah Badu!
Erykah Badu is the
first participant in LA artist Steven Lopez’ After Midnight Series. A
portion of the proceeds from the limited edition prints will benefit
Badu’s own non-profit.
Los Angeles artist Steven Lopez will begin work on his latest piece in
the “After Midnight Series” featuring soul goddess Erykah Badu. The
After Midnight Series is a personal excursion for Steven to combine his
two passions, music and art. It is this combination that has inspired
the After Midnight Series and in the process brought Steven together
with such musical greats as Chaka Kahn, Sade Adu, Aretha Franklin,
India Arie, Jill Scott and his first inspiration into the After
Midnight Series, Erykah Badu. Steven researches each artist’s photo
history, discography, and live performances to begin the creative
process. Once versed visually and aurally, Steven selects a favorite and
many times inspirational song to focus on and begin the painting
process. His manner of painting synergistically with music is heavily
influenced and constantly nurtured at the world famous Mint Club in Los
Angeles where he performs his craft in front of a live jazz audience
regularly. Jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop are all ingrained into
Steven’s artistic style beginning with his days as a respected graffiti
artist and to his current exploits as a contemporary artist with a
unique vision. Steven works with many of the top agencies, brands, and
record labels including Reebok, Nestle, X Games, Coachella, Vans,
the United Way, Global Inheritance, and Spy Optics among others. His
art has also been featured on such networks as BBC, The Discovery
Channel and FUEL TV among others.
Steven is excited and
honored to work with Erykah Badu, saying “Erykah is one of my favorite
artists of all time and I’ve been looking forward to interpreting her
music since I saw her perform in 2005 during the “Sugar Water” tour
stop at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.”
Midnight Series will include 100 limited edition giclee prints signed
by both Steven and Erykah. The signing will take place on March 24th
in Badu’s home town of Dallas. They will be available for purchase,
Midnight April 15th exclusively through www.aftermidnightsoul.com.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to Badu’s charity organization,
Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development—or B.L.I.N.D.
Beautiful Love Inc. was established in 1997 and provides
community-driven development for inner-city youth through music, dance,
theater and visual arts.
Time lapse video of the actual painting can be found at
For more information check out www.aftermidnightsoul.com