ADRIÁN NAVARRO: IN & OUT
26 JANUARY- 15 APRIL 2012
60 Threadneedle Street Art Space is pleased to present ‘In and Out’, a new exhibition of work by London based artist Adrián Navarro.
‘In and Out’ continues Navarro’s pictorial investigation delving into the system of perception of dynamic space, embodying movement, locomotion and the passage of time. The show belongs to a wider project that Navarro has been developing recently, the so-called Ring Cycles. These series of paintings describe a floating toroidal figure as it rotates weightlessly in space containing an implosive organic matter. This three dimensional volume, the Ring, is represented in progressive stages, creating a rhythmical cycle of paintings that works as an animate installation in the gallery space.
Navarro’s visual exploration celebrates the dichotomy between physical confinement and expansive freedom in painting. The artist’s training as an architect becomes apparent in his approach, showing architecture’s ultimate function: creating habitable spaces. His paintings work as a window to an illusory landscape through a skin that creates the effect of permeability and detachment. The show title ‘In and Out’ symbolizes the pulsation of life that plays tensely with the role of our body in the artificial world.
Navarro commenced his artistic activity in New York in 2001 after qualifying as an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture. Since 2006 he has been based in London where he completed his art studies at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design. He has taken part in several individual and collective exhibitions and his work can be found in collections such as UBS Bank, Circa XX, Fundación AENA or Caja Madrid.
‘In and Out’ is part of a project that will be exhibited in Berlin at Maerz Contemporary Gallery in April 2012.
CURATED BY VANESSA BRADY OF VJB ARTS.
EXHIBITION OPENS MONDAY – FRIDAY 8AM-6PM
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