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Cuban artist Angel Alonso in Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition

Angel Alonso’s acrylic paintings speak in languages both iconographic and purely visual.

Angel Alonso-El Jurado
Angel Alonso-El Jurado
The artist centers each work around his own stylized version of the human figure, a transparent, fluid outline that calls to mind a more expressive Keith Haring cartoon. In Alonso’s hands the figure is allowed to float, multiply, or grow wings; it is also deceptively subtle in its movements and the emotions it portrays. The figures fight against amorphous, symbol-laden environments. One struggles to hold a ceiling up. Another is adrift among a sea of meaningless, soulless numbers. With surreal colors and an indefinable treatment of space, the paintings seem to exist in a theoretical place rather than the real world. In this way, Alonso says his work showcases “the artificiality of the Western mind,” with its uniformity, insistence on competition, and dependence on technology.

Alonso was born in Havana, Cuba and lived in Sweden for several years before returning to his hometown, an experience which impacted his art, making it universally relevant. He has exhibited internationally, including in Honduras, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States.

Exhibition Dates: September 16, 2014 – October 7, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Featured Artists:

Angel Alonso | Patricia Astorga McIntyre | Katherine Camargo | Newton Carvalho | Yolanda Crosse | Mónica Fernández Gálvez | Luz Gamboa | Silvia Grandela | Francisca Lohmann | Victor Montoya | Jose Moreno | Miguel Piñero | Rachi | Lorena Vázquez

About the Exhibition

In Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, a diverse selection of artists from Latin America are brought together to display their works which have been infused with the artists’ life experiences and observations. There is a powerful enthusiasm that runs through all these works, appealing to the viewer on a deep and invigorating level. These are works which appraise the world honestly by drawing the viewers’ attention to those moments that are most worth celebrating or re-examining.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.