13/09/2023 - 21/10/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Juan Bolivar - On The Road Again
JGM Gallery presents On The Road Again, an exhibition of new paintings by the Venezuelan-born British artist, Juan Bolivar.
A central theme of this exhibition is the idea of the 'long-haul', used by Bolivar as a metaphor for the creative journey and the isolation of the studio. He establishes this analogy by bringing together canvases of variable sizes which, in combination, represent large vehicles. Many of the works in this exhibition, then, function both as sculptures and as paintings.
Bolivar views On The Road Again as an extension of that tradition, a remixing of the aesthetic ingredients that were once used by Giotto, Mondrian, Albers and der Leck, amongst others. Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi (Director of JGM Gallery) says that "Juan's work reminds us that Art is mutable and an ever evolving challenge to our powers of perception. There is a potent magic in these paintings which exists as much in the mind's eye as it does in the gallery."
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