Hammerson´s Emerging Artist Initiative is pleased to present a new exhibition of work by London based artist Adrian Navarro.
The space at 10 Gresham Street is dominated by Navarro´s new works: the Ring Series. This new cycle of paintings describe implosions of colour trapped inside a floating toroidal volume, as it rotates weightlessly in the space in four different depicted sequences.
Adrian Navarro´s work aims to explore a certain visual experience: the duality of perception between Matter as a colourful and organic substance conceived on the basis of superimposed layers, and Form as an independent spatial figure. His paintings represent the struggle of this organic substance to emerge on the outside whilst contorting trapped in a floating container.
Navarro has developed his unique exploration into the three-dimensional experience to reaffirm the illusory condition of painting. He seeks to expand the vocabulary of the visual arts by investigating new mechanisms of intervention in the pictorial medium, which include tools borrowed from the architectural practice.
Adrian Navarro was born in the USA and raised in Spain; he lives and works in London. In 2001, Navarro started his artistic activity in New York, after graduating from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture. From 2006 he establishes himself in London, where he has completed his art studies in Central Saint Martin´s College of Art & Design (2007-2008). Adrián Navarro has exhibited in several solo and group shows internationally. His works can be found in art collections such as UBS Bank, Circa XX Collection and Caja Madrid.