Warum gibt es etwas anstelle von nichts?

13 Jan - 17 Feb 2007

Galerie Invaliden 1 is proud to present a collection of collages by Jesús Palomino titled "WHY IS THERE SOMETHING INSTEAD OF NOTHING?"

After graduating from the Fine Arts College of Cuenca, Jesús Palomino furthered his training at the Ohio State University, USA. Even since his first tentative steps as an artist, his work has largely consisted of ephemeral, fragile and colourist constructions. Created with a broad open-ended spectrum of materials (wood, colour fabrics... and a long etc.) their striking visual beauty is apparent at first sight. Thematically speaking, the most evident references are the underworld of shanty towns, though Palomino’s work also dovetails with gestural or abstract painting, producing an end result underpinned by a trenchant, highly personal view of reality coupled with a cutting sense of humour.

Palomino’s work conflates denunciation, citation and irony without overlooking the self-referential specificities of art. Foreclosing all easy readings in terms of the social, his work demands multiple interpretations conversant with the art process itself or the memory of Art History.

His work on paper shares the same liking for colour and “poor” materials, charged with a subtle and delicate sensibility and an underlying poetics.

Jesús Palomino’s work has been seen at Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Palma de Mallorca, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and Artium in Vitoria. More recently, he has created interventions at the foundations Montenmedio in Cadiz, Spain, and Chinati in Marfa, USA.

This exhibition is possible thanks to the generosity of Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

Tags: Joan Miró