Domingo Martin's Forms of Transcendence at Agora Gallery
About the Artist
Roughly luxurious textures meet rich color in Spanish painter and sculptor Domingo Martín's work. Sumptuous biomorphic shapes are juxtaposed with rigorously strict lines, creating a harmony of form that is stunning in its grace. Formally and conceptually akin to the Abstract Expressionists, Martín is sensitive to the emotive power of lavish, curvaceous form and mythic visual languages. Symbolism infuses his work, striking the viewer in its originality and strength. Stories — at once intimate and personal and universal and public — emerge through Martín's beautifully worked compositions. “It is my intention to create work, work that is able to offer… the same as is found in all primitive peoples, the language of the great mythologies of the great traditions, stories,” he says. Devoted in his dedication to truthful aesthetics, this is an artist whose work is admired at home and abroad.
The recipient of the Barcelona First Prize in Sculpture in 2008, Domingo Martín divides his time between Spain and Mexico.
Exhibition Dates: March 25, 2011 – April 15, 2011
Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Domingo_Martín.aspx
About the Exhibition:
Celebrate the spring with Agora Gallery’s new series of exhibitions. Through Contemporary German Art: The New York Experience you can get in touch with the energetic talent of some of the best of German art today. Full of personal insight, yet containing universal understanding and appreciation, these artists use their cultural heritage to create unique and innovative pieces of art. In Degrees of Abstraction you can view the works of artists who get to the heart of the complex mysteries of the world as they treat everything they meet with gentle but creative respect. Delightful but thought-provoking, these images will resonate with something deep within. Passages presents artworks which speak of the life-changing and perception-altering power of journeys both personal and physical. Reflective of the artists’ experience, they will also help viewers themselves to gain a new perspective on everyday life and humanity.
Degrees of Abstraction - Did Dontzoff, Jack Cymber, Domingo Martín, Concha García de Pablos, Andreas Hessman, Clive Rowe
Passages - Hanna Westerberg, Rita Aad, Neslihan Ozdemir, Richard Griffith, Jin Hwan Cho
Contemporary German Art - Amalia Gil-Merino, Christian Gipp, Christine Haehner Murdock, Eberhard Marx, Iva Milanova, Corina Schmidt, Renate Thalhammer, Petra Thoelken
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.
530 West 25th St
Chelsea, NY 10001
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