Germán Valles Fernández: The Body as a Vessel

  • Germán Valles Fernández, Pandora, Oil on Canvas, 53'' x 53''

    Germán Valles Fernández, Pandora, Oil on Canvas, 53'' x 53''

  • Germán Valles Fernández, The Heretic, Oil on Canvas, 22.5''x 16''

    Germán Valles Fernández, The Heretic, Oil on Canvas, 22.5''x 16''

  • Germán Valles Fernández, The Medusa, Oil on Canvas, 55.5'' x 55.5''

    Germán Valles Fernández, The Medusa, Oil on Canvas, 55.5'' x 55.5''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Germán Valles Fernández in The Figure and Unknown Places. The exhibition opens July 7, 2018 and runs through July 27,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Germán Valles Fernández’s intricate paintings utilize the human body to synthesize a plethora of information. Working in predominantly oil on large-scale canvases with an overall earthy palette, the artist’s style is at once highly textured and versatile; whereas some works border on haunting abstraction, others are rendered with pristine clarity and are often rife with nearly classical symbolism. The artist explains: “Sometimes I do not use brushes and go directly to the canvas, without any preliminary sketches…My favorite trend is expressionism, which I then mix with mythology and politics, always using the human body as a channel of communication.”

In works such as The Medusa (2016), a woman lounges lazily upon a bed of serpents. As the snakes below her writhe and twist in a never-ending cacophony of curved movement, our Medusa gazes lackadaisically towards a focal point beyond the borders of the canvas. In this work, Fernández employs an all-over textural composition as well as an earthy palette of muted brown, cream, and green. The artist currently resides in Mexico.

Exhibition Dates: July 7 - July 27, 2018

Reception: Thursday July 12, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

Monica Adams | Francis Annan Affotey | Yu He | Angela Blattner | Ilaria Castagnacci | Boguslawa Czarnecka | Fiorenza D'Orazi | Jutta Ebeling-Dehnhard | Ashraf Elsharif | Marco Henrie | Ketan Kelkar | Gunter Langer | Pino Lavecchia | Taikyu Lim | Susan Marx | Andreas Meer | Mireille Pizzo | Mileidy Plata | J.H. Rebelato | Linda Rosen | Marliese Scheller | Christine Stettner | Richard Tomlin | Gonzalo Urrea Correa | Germán Valles Fernández | Hugo Ximello-Salido

About the Exhibition

The Figure and Unknown Places is an exhibition featuring twenty-six international painters and photographers exploring the connections between humans and the world we inhabit. Working between landscape painting and portraiture, the artists included reassess traditions and convey unique perspectives on timeless themes. Utilizing diverse visual languages, these artists provide fresh insight on engrained understandings of culture and nature, man and animal.

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.

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