Ciceros Paints Primal Expressions of the Human Soul in The Rhythm of Color at Agora Gallery

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Colombian artist, Ciceros, in The Rhythm of Color. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 20, 2009 through December 11, 2009 (opening reception: Thursday, December 3, 2009).

Ciercos, IncendinoCiceros’ art is shaped by a combination of shamanistic inspiration and a highly charged political/cultural awareness. His work at times presents volcanic eruptions of color, as dramatic events are framed in sprays of fiery tones bursting forth and confronting the viewer. His shamanistic point of view enables him to tap into expressions of primal inspiration and put these vivid images to canvas. His work varies between this explosive imagery and more quiet explorations of shading and the sublime effects of roiling forms spreading across a canvas.

Whether the mood of his work is transcendent or incendiary, the power in his work lies consistently in his skilled manipulation of light and shadow as mutually dependent entities. Like two halves of a soul, darkness and light are vital to Ciceros’ work. His fervently held beliefs and commitment to his art heighten one’s appreciation for his imagery, as Ciceros courageously continues to explore the depths of the human experience.

Pulsing with a vibrant energy, Agora Gallery’s The Rhythm of Color displays the expressive central role that an artist’s palette plays in the creation of a painting. Crafting their personal inspirations in a variety of styles, this exhibition features a collection of painters that are united in their understanding of the intimate relationship between color and emotion.

Persistence of Form daringly explores the experience of our modern world through the eyes of the artist. Beautifully crafted imagery abounds in this choice selection of paintings as the artists inject wit, fantasy, and sensitivity into their vision of humanity. The works are raw and physical, daring to examine inwardly while holding an unadulterated mirror to the world to expose both the ills and the joys to be found. Color of Transformation is a wonderfully diverse grouping of contemporary painters working at the forefront of their medium. With an adept eye for form, the featured artists swathe their imagery in wonderfully rich colors to maximize both visual and emotional reactions. With influences ranging from music to the natural world, visitors will enjoy exploring and interpreting the messages so brilliantly expressed through the power of color. Exhibiting a wide range of contemporary art, Metamorphosis dives into a vast cauldron of fiery inspiration. We see the humanness behind the form, we find joys, fears, intrigue, and power. There is an expanse of inventive styles, as elemental forms and dynamic figures transform the desire for understanding into action, in the same manner of the early explorers. To make the unknown, known: to see what lies over that horizon.

Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2009 – December 11, 2009
Reception: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
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Featured Artists:
The Rhythm of Color- Renata Cebular, Ciceros, Álvaro Cuartango, Patrick Girod, Anduin Vaid, Melissa G. Watt
Persistence of Form- Sher Christopher, Meredith Collins, Jim Lively, Coco Masuda, John Nieman, Vera Puig, Annie Seddon, Sibylle
Color of Transformation- Mats Andersson, István Csizmadia, Sunil Howlader, Kristo (Christian Nicolas), Doug Simon
Metamorphosis- Fabrizio Andriani, Chritch, Emin Guliyev, Joo Han, Michael Indorato, Marcela, Brian Reed, Marina Reiter, Jane Sandes.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St
Chelsea, NY 10001

Image: Ciercos, Incendino, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas