Cristina Prieto Crespi: A Tilted View
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Cristina Prieto Crespi in Portal to Enigma. The exhibition opens April 25, 2017 and runs through May 16, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 27 from 6-8 pm.
With her oil paintings, Cristina Prieto Crespi expertly demonstrates how abstraction can be a subtle art. Unusually among most artists working today, Crespi breaks images down by exploring the smaller things, such as the many variations one detail can have. She does simplify and flatten forms, but only to a restrained extent, so that the viewer may appreciate an uncanny look at real-world objects rather than an out-and-out unrecognizable one. She finds value in the slightly tilted perspective without having to resort to jarring extremes.
Crespi chiefly paints elements of nature - single blossoms, currents of wind, tree branches - and the human figure caught in quiet, private moments. She frames her subjects simply, often building compositions around a single body or shape. Her colors are vibrant without tipping over into inorganic: they are the best of what the natural world has to offer, presented as a series of brilliant contrasts.
Crespi was born in Madrid, Spain and has gone on to become a prize-winning fixture of that city's art scene. Her work is also in several prominent Madrid-based collections.
Exhibition Dates: April 25, 2017 – May 16, 2017
Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Portal to Enigma
Mague Brewer | A. Cornelia Weigle | Sven Weigle | Catherine Harasymiw | Patricia Queiruga | Cristina Prieto Crespi | Cindy Parsley | Lois Gold
About the Exhibition
Portal to Enigma
Agora Gallery is pleased to present Portal to Enigma, a new group exhibition exploring the possibilities of extreme abstraction and non-representational art. As its title suggests, this show is about finding meaning within compositions that can be obscure or even withholding. The work on display throws the spotlight on the non-literal components of visual depiction: texture, color, form, and arrangement in space. Portal to Enigma is a unique survey of the latest in abstraction.
Among the eight featured artists are some who play with landscape, some who play with figural studies, and some who work purely outside of representational boundaries. One artist fractures the human body into slices almost as if to show the movement of time across the canvas. Another depicts nature as a romantic, mysterious collection of impossibly rich colors. The exhibition includes experiments in pattern, texture, and highly intricate mark-making. These are some of the most energized, relentlessly curious abstract artists working in the field today.
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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.