EXHIBITIONS AT SPANIERMAN MODERN
March 23 - April 24, 2010
Spanierman Modern is pleased to announce the opening on March 23, 2010, of Teo González , an exhibition and sale of paintings in mixed media on canvas and paper by an artist working in the minimalist tradition, for whom the grid is an opportunity to explore themes of predictability and chance. In this current body of work, González takes a more painterly approach, his greater control over the creative process resulting in a new animation, volatility, and vibrancy. The show is accompanied by a fifteen-page catalogue, including an interview with the artist and color illustrations of eight of the twenty-two works in the exhibition.
February 7 - March 1, 2008
Described by one art historian as “deceptively simple,” González’s paintings consist of rows, or loose grids, of small, meticulously rendered drops. Born in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1964, the artist found the impetus for these paintings in 1991, while living in his native city. He initially studied in applied art schools in Zaragoza, where modern art began and ended with the expressive paintings of Dali, Miró and Picasso. However, a turning point in his aesthetic development occurred when he came across an article in the Spanish magazine, Lápiz, that was celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of conceptual and color field painting. González was drawn to the fact that the mostly American artists included in it had developed processes that kept them from being emotionally involved in their work, an approach he found highly appealing.