Motion and Distortion
April 11, 2013 - May 27, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11th – June 1st, 2013
Frederico Sève Gallery
37 W 57th Street, 4th floor
212 334 7813
Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm;
April 11th, 2013
Patricia Claro, Feb16th08 instant at 18hr50m15s, 2012, Oil on linen, 51.18 x 82.68 in.
Courtesy of Patricia Claro.
Motion and Distortion
New York City, NY — Frederico Sève Gallery is pleased to present Motion and Distortion, a selection of six oil paintings and a video by Patricia Claro seen at the gallery from April 11th to June 1st.
Patricia Claro explores the intricate theme of water and landscapes. She says, “Water is an infinite source of images”. Claro’s creations mostly follow classical pictorial techniques, incorporating the use of such techniques, as sfumato, to capture the fragmented reflections of the environment. In combination with her remarkable use of light, that helps to translate these sequential pieces into pure movement, energy and yet serenity. Some have been quoted calling her pieces “Liquid Landscapes”.
This selection of six sequential pieces and video is an exploration of the Rio Bueno, which is located in the South of Chile. With these works Patricia Claro strikingly answers the question, how to render a substance that in essences has no color or shape? They depict the complexity and reality of water, including all of its illusions.The artist observes, “… I also bring with me an absence. The water is no longer there. There are colors and the idea of an image that will ultimately end up being water again but in the form of an illusion.” This is Patricia Claro very first solo show in New York.
Art critic, Denise Colson once said, “Patricia Claro's liquid landscapes have made me believe that painting will continue to exist in its own right”.
Patricia Claro was born and lives in Santiago, Chile. She received a degree in both Visual Arts and Design from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Her work has been featured in such books as Fresh Paint and has also received exceptional reviews from Art Districts, ED, ALLIMITE and EL MERCURIO.
ABOUT FREDERICO SÈVE
Frederico Sève is a leading authority in the art world who has been instrumental in bringing unknown Latin American artists to New York and propelling them onto the greater forefront of the international scene for the last forty-five years. He is credited with having discovered Carmen Herrera, the pioneer of Latin American Modernism, whom he instantly launched onto a worldwide platform after she received her first show at the Frederico Sève Gallery in 2004. Under Mr. Sève’s direction, now-acclaimed artists, such as Gego, Mira Schendel, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, and others, were exhibited at the Frederico Sève Gallery years before they reached their current status.
Frederico Sève Gallery, formerly known as latincollector, exhibits and promotes artists from Latin America and Spain in an international context. The gallery’s aim is to assist collectors, art professionals and academics to discover, view and purchase works that transcend territorial boundaries.
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