Madelyn Jordan Fine Art ANTONIO CARREÑO: INSTINCT | Opening Reception: Fri. Nov. 17, 6-8 pm
November 17 - December 23, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Perpetual, 2017. Oil on canvas, 52 x 48 inches.
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to announce ANTONIO CARREÑO: INSTINCT a solo exhibition of new works by the artist. This exhibition, Carreño's fifth solo with MJFA, will run from November 17 - December 23, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.The public is welcome.
In INSTINCT, Antonio Carreño introduces a new series of abstract paintings radically different in appearance from past works. While united in spirit to previous experiments, and adhering solely to spontaneity and instinct, Carreño's newest work is the manifestation of the subconscious brought into form. In sharing with the audience the mysterious and often complex fluctuations of his psyche, Carreño ultimately discovers the singular thread that inexplicably connects us all - INSTINCT.
Carreño's individual brand of action painting is defined by illusive, layered surfaces, implying rapid shifts from one emotive response to another. He approaches color as a window into the soul, painting intuitively free of any preconceived ideas. The palette of intense, rich colors, acts as a vibrational frequency, inviting the viewer into a field that stretches beyond linear space and time. Brash, powerful brush strokes imply an inner strength of being
Allegorical, 2017. Oil on canvas, 48 x 52 inches.
The paintings' titles provide the viewer a clue to the momentary instinctual poetic stirring from within. In the dynamic painting, Allegorical, horizontal blocks of color-fields in translucent blue and black are featured. Repeated triangular monolithic structures emerge at various angles, hovering over the surface of the canvas. These veiled pictorial elements, fragments, reference a hidden narrative in the painting.
In encountering Antonio Carreño's paintings, one can sense the lyrical, the magical, and the highly spiritual aspect to his work. By capturing the density of light and shadow, the artist provides a doorway into our own emotions and mode of expression - the embodiment of our personal instinct.
ABOUT ANTONIO CARREÑO
Born in 1963, Antonio Carreño's work has been receiving accolades nationally and in his birthplace, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He gained his academic background at the National School of Fine Arts, and has been exhibiting his work in galleries throughout the United States for over 35 years. Public collections of Carreño's works include Arizona State University, The Dominican America Institute of Culture, Santo Domingo, DR, The Latin American Museum of Modern Art, Washington, DC, The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, and The Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DR, among others.
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