Alejandro Piñeiro Bello 展

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Viaje en Espiral


Las Blancas Dentaduras Perforando La Noche, 2023_oil on linen_142.5x188cm x3cm





2023. 6. 2(금) ▶ 2023. 6. 24(토)

서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 267, 2-3층 | T.070-7707-8787



Camina Bajo Los Naranjos, 2023_oil on linen_116.8x91.4cm



On view from June 2 to 24, the presentation, titled Viaje en Espiral (Spiral Journey), will bring together new and recent paintings and works on paper by the Cuban artist. This exhibition, which marks the artist’s first solo show in Korea, will focus on his investigations of Caribbean culture and history.

In his painting practice, Piñeiro Bello often examines the sociocultural dimensions of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Using traditional materials such as oil on raw linen or burlap, he creates striking layers of color in his paintings, evoking the natural landscapes and folkloric traditions of the Caribbean. His abstract and semi-abstract compositions take on otherworldly, fantastical qualities, revealing unexplored places in the artist’s own subconscious.
Included in Piñeiro Bello’s upcoming exhibition at Pace in Seoul are his paintings El Tropico Salta Y Su Chorro Invade Mi Cabeza (2023) and Murieron En La Orilla De La Playa (2023), which embody the lushness and vibrancy of the Caribbean. In these works, explosions of color, light, and baroque forms reflect the artist's deep interest in the beauty and chaos of the natural world. Among the other works in the presentation is El Desconocido Son Del Areito Desapareciendo Para Toda La Eternidad (2023), a composition that captures the essence of the lost dance and music of the Ciboney people. With this painting, Piñeiro Bello celebrates the legacy of indigenous culture in the Caribbean.



El Tropico Salta Y Su Chorro Invade Mi Cabeza, 2023_oil on linen_183.5x122.5cm x3cm



The artist’s use of fragmented forms, strong strokes, and intense color has been influenced by the work of artists Wifredo Lam, Víctor Manuel García Valdés, Mariano Rodríguez, Pablo Picasso, and Hokusai. He also draws inspiration from the writings of various poets and philosophers-such as José Lezama Lima, José Martí, and Virgilio Piñera-from Cuba. Piñeiro Bello considers his artworks as journeys through time. The title of his forthcoming solo show in Seoul-Viaje en Espiral (Spiral Journey)-is inspired by personal and collective memories related to life and death, love, parenting, origin, and identity that are expressed in the artworks on view.

Following his presentation with Pace in Seoul, Piñeiro Bello will open a solo exhibition at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in Florida on July 30. This upcoming show is part of Future Past Perfect, a series of solo exhibitions by various artists, each presented in their own gallery space in the museum.



Del Vuelta Al Mare, 2020_watercolor on Arches paper_57.2x81.3cm, image 72.5x96cm x4.1cm, framed






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