New York - Exhibition

Alejandro Campins: Lapse

Sean Kelly

12 Feb 201612 Mar 2016

Sean Kelly presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by Havana-based artist Alejandro Campins.

This will be Campins’ first solo exhibition in the United States and the first time he is presenting works exclusively focused on the Cuban landscape. His practice is informed by a singular, painterly vision. Ambitiously drawing on history, architecture and the collective memory of his home country, Campins mixes media — oil, watercolor, pencil — to create hauntingly evocative, atmospheric paintings inhabiting a metaphysical space between reality and fiction. His enigmatic canvases allude to the anachronistic poetry and surrealist beauty of Cuba’s changing cultural landscape.

When asked about this new work, Campins stated, “I am interested in the idea of impermanence and how it manifests itself in nature and its relationship with architecture. The rural and urban landscape reflect the mental state of society, in these works I approach scenarios which for me have an “anonymous” aspect, sites that have lost their identity and express disinterest, transformation and the failures of ideologies.”

  • Alejandro Campins, Viejo Fundamento (Old Basis), 2015. © Alejandro Campins. Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New YorkAlejandro Campins, Viejo Fundamento (Old Basis), 2015. © Alejandro Campins. Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York
  • Alejandro Campins, Montaña de terciopelo (Velvet mountain), 2015. © Alejandro Campins. Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New YorkAlejandro Campins, Montaña de terciopelo (Velvet mountain), 2015. © Alejandro Campins. Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York

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Destination: New York
Where: Sean Kelly
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Opening with the artist

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, sun

ESTABLISHED:
1991

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Kelly Sean


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