YAGO HORTAL: WORKS ON CANVAS
AT ROOSTER GALLERY, 190 ORCHARD STREET, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 6-8PM
EXHIBITING FROM AUGUST 4 – 28
The exhibition at Rooster Gallery is comprised of canvases portraying Hortal’s exploration of the abstract. His works are characterized by plastically shapeless blobs of bright paint that mingle fluidly with one other, thus creating a psychedelic effect. In their violent yet harmonious twists and swirls, Hortal’s canvases resemble a Glenn McKay liquid light show or an acid-induced reverie.
Sometimes vertiginously fast, other times smoothly slow, Hortal’s canvases seem to have a dual existence. But maybe it’s all in our mind and in the way we relate to the works. They change from day to day, reflecting our intimate connection with time.
What sometimes appears to the viewer as a chaotic space can also, in a strange relationship between eye and psyche, appear perfectly ordered. We should not be surprised. Emil Cioran said, “Chaos is being yourself,” but ultimately
by being yourself you realize how imperfectly everything is ordered.
Yago Hortal was born in Barcelona, Spain (1983). He lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Yago graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in 2006, having already studied the 4th Course at the University of Seville in 2004/2005. In 2007 he won the art prize “Premi a la Pintura Jove de la Sala Parés,” sponsored by the Fundació Banc Sabadell.
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