This work being shown is the first major individual exhibition of this new series of artworks created by Galarraga.
Vestigial traces of his symbolic figurative pieces from the nineties are still detectable, as one would expect, but what was vestigial in the works of that period – typesettings – have come to the forefront in these new works – and to great effect.
The exhibition is called “Paginas” (Pages) and its main theme is developed around the construction of graphics & typesetting as pertinent to news-sheet or the printed press designs. So what does this new symbolism mean – well, “visit the exhibition and see for yourself may be the artists” reply. Galarraga likes for each person in his audience to participate in finding and deciphering their own meaning from his works.
As you may guess given the nature of his most recent work, it comes as no surprise that Galarraga studied Graphic Design before deciding to become a full time professional artist. And shortly after that decision he made his way to one of the world´s art capitals – Paris, France – to learn from the best. But now he is back in Latin America showing his work in different countries in the continent.
Already several large works have been sold with the exhibition only having been open two days – so I am sure it will be a commercial success for the gallery and the artist – but most importantly, Galarraga´s work is creating a new expression in the language of art from Latin America – one that will be heard worldwide!
Jason Galarraga beside one of the earlier pieces of
his most recent artworks.
Cr 10 #94A-25
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