Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Jaime Valtierra Solo Exhibition

Jaime Valtierra is having an exhibition, 'The Idiot'. Recent Paintings and Works on Paper ( 2012 - 2014 )
​28 May to 28 June​
Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD

Private View: Thursday 28 of May
First Thursdays Late Opening: 4 of June
Performance Event. Adolfa`s Cave.: Friday 12 of June

They include a recent cycle of Paintings and Drawings (2012 – 2014), and a group of prints produced during an Arts Residency in Florence in 2014.

'The complete show presents a departure from previous works and confronts the viewer with the artist`s renewed engagement with experimentation and direct expressive means within his own practice. They bring forward a hazy and intense vision of the artist`s own imagined universe, and emphasize an emotional exploration of his experiences and relationship with the world.

The works are a raw confrontation with an intuitive vision in flux, and exist (specially in the case of the paintings) as a sustained struggle to express and capture this personal insight. “To reject the image as something given or as an idea to be executed, and to conceive it instead as an impossible reality, an impossible reversal towards this fleeting feeling and its improbable depiction”.

This journey is what the artist describes as the will of the Idiot, an ongoing deciphering guesswork of the meaning of reality and its precarious “translation” into the “language” of painting trough his own power to imagine and verify its validity. The resulting body of work opens a window into a bizarre space where distorted / fragmented figures negotiate their existence in a hostile and intrusive environment.'