Brian Gross Fine Art Presents New Paintings by Teo González

Brian Gross Fine Art Presents an exhibition featuring New York artist Teo González recent paintings. On view will be a group of new minimalist paintings, which González achieved by methodically painting thousands of tiny dots in loosely gridded arrangements. Subtle variations in the size, density, and placement of the forms result in shifting, dynamic compositions that engage and captivate the viewer. The exhibition continues through June 26.

The paintings on view present a new direction in González’s working method. Previously, the artist applied paint to the canvas in tiny droplets using an emulsion that forces the pigment to the outer edge as it dries. Left behind were ghost-like traces that call to mind various natural forms, such as cells, stars, eyes, eggs, and molecules. In his new works, González mimics the residual forms by painting the shapes directly instead of using droplets—eliminating the element of chance inherent in the dropping method and giving the artist greater control of the creative process. The result is vacillating abstract fields that are at once meticulously precise and rhythmically organic, possessing a vital energy that gives them a life of their own.

Teo González was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1964. He received his BFA from California State University, Bakersfield, and currently lives in New York City. His work can be found in the public collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and the San Diego Museum of Art. This is González’s eighth solo show with Brian Gross Fine Art.

Established in 1990, Brian Gross Fine Art specializes in contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper. The gallery features a diversity of artists, ranging from strong emerging talent to established modern masters. The gallery is located in San Francisco’s premier gallery building, 49 Geary, in close proximity to Union Square.

Brian Gross Fine Art maintains an active exhibition program, mounting approximately nine exhibitions per year. In addition, BGFA presents four satellite exhibitions per year in the lobby gallery of One Post Street in downtown San Francisco. BGFA’s record has been distinguished by numerous critical reviews in the local and national art press, and has won the respect of artists, collectors, museum curators and colleagues.

Artists represented include: Peter Alexander, Joe Amrhein, the Estate of Robert Arneson, Karl Benjamin, Tony Berlant, Chad Buck, Marco Casentini, Freddy Chandra, the Estate of Roy De Forest, Lewis deSoto, Josh Dov, Donald Feasél, Linda Fleming, Teo González, Dana Hart-Stone, Robert Jack, Cheonae Kim, Dale Kistemaker, Robin McDonnell, Pard Morrison, Ed Moses, Sono Osato, Ruth Pastine, Meridel Rubenstein, Robert Sagerman, Phil Sims, Stephen Sollins, Nellie King Solomon, Hadi Tabatabai, Roy Thurston, Amy Trachtenberg, and Andrea Way.

Image: Teo González Untitled #593, 2010 78 × 78 inches

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