Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery is honored to announce Alejandro Corujeira’ s first solo show with the gallery. Corujeira’ s Miami exhibition will include thirteen paintings, most acrylic on canvas, and nine small format works, a suite in progress,each acrylic and color pencil on wood. Corujeira paintings are characterized by elliptical forms, sinuous lines that navigate the surface, and layers of transparency that invite closer inspection and meditation.
The works in the suite, entitled “Pouring Light”, continue to develop certain forms associated with the organic world, placing him within a strain of the abstract tradition where one recognizes affinities with Minimalism. Corujeira, in a conversation with noted scholar, Kevin Power, remarks “… I interpret my painting as a way of being in this world, a way of establishing mechanisms to comprehend reality, rather than painting as a carrier of ideas.”
By reducing to a minimum those formal elements that could interfere in the reception of light, these recent works approach more abstract, more conceptually complex questions while at the same time showing a greater simplicity of resolution.
The title of the exhibition ‘Pouring Light’ evokes the act of liquefying color used by Corujeira when he paints; holding a recipient of water in his hands, he pours a bit of it into another recipient with the colored tint, with the intention of creating a more transparent tone, pierced by the light and transforming the painting into a luminous and active object to the eyes of the beholder.
He frequently incorporates graphite and colored pencil in his paintings, layering pale blues, greens and earth tones that seem to pulse with life.
A past resident of the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, Corujeira has work in the collections of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Valencia, which held a solo exhibition of his work in
Born in Buenos Aires in 1961, Corujeira moved to Madrid in 1991 and has exhibited widely both in Spain and internationally. A winner of numerous awards, Corujeira has also had a number of significant solo exhibitions, including a large installation at Espacio Uno, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, in 2002. His work is found in many notable public collections, including the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Texas; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas; IVAM, Valencia; MNCARS, Madrid; Museo Municipal de Madrid, Madrid; Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de España, Madrid; Academia Española de Historia, Arqueología y Bellas Artes, Rome, among others.
He lives and works in Madrid.
Alejandra von Hartz Gallery opened in 2002, coinciding with the first edition of Art Basel Miami Beach; and was a pioneer in establishing itself in, what is today, the internationally known Wynwood Arts District. Its mission is to promote and explore contemporary, non-objective, constructive and conceptual art by emerging and established artists of growing local and international reputation. With a focus on Latin American art, and Geometric Abstraction, the gallery has always explored the ever expanding interconnectedness and creative dialogues of globalized contemporary art, while establishing connections with the city of Miami and its growing artistic scene. To this end, we: explore relationships between Modernism and Contemporary Art; promote emerging artists, in both traditional and experimental exhibitions; promote established artists in their creative endeavor to produce new bodies of work; participate in art fairs worldwide, strike strategic alliances with other like minded galleries, and serve as trusted consultants and advisers, to numerous collectors, museums, and other institutions.