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A World of Their Own: Paula Sayago Lundin and Animal Desires

  • NYC, New York
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  • October 13, 2018

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Paula Sayago Lundin, Fiery Dust, Acrylic on Canvas, 12'' x 12''
Paula Sayago Lundin,Society Dust, Acrylic on Canvas, 12'' x 16''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Paula Sayago Lundin in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 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

Driven by narrative, Paula Sayago Lundin builds intricate scenes with animal-like figures bubbling with passion and intrigue. The artist uses color like a veil, blinding us to some of her characters’ worst intentions. In Society Dust, a female armadillo cries for help on the floor as a unicycle-riding alligator hovers over her with a long tray of red balls. A delicate scene seconds away from dissolving into chaos. In Anniversary Dust, a group of animals sits around the table with a celebratory cake in the center, each one wrapped up in a maze of emotion and desire. These intense emotional outbursts become fuel for the artist as she transitions from one scene to the next, creating a universe of interconnected worlds.

Trained at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile, Lundin paints a rich tapestry of life filled with uncertainty and unease. As a trained writer, dancer and illustrator, Lundin sets the mise-en-scène as if the canvas were a window into a play or film, giving her the tools to explore complex relationships that mirror our own.

Paula Sayago Lundin,Animal Dust, Acrylic on Canvas, 12'' x 16''

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 2, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 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:

Ignatius | María de Echevarría | Fiz Dominguez | Dora Duran | Larry Greenberg | Anton Hoeger | Martha Jimenez | Frank M. Alba | Noriyoshi Morimoto | Patricia Queiruga | Ana Riesser | Paula Sayago Lundin | Siv Storøy | OK HYUN YOON

About the Exhibition

Mystery as Muse explores humanity’s search for the unknown. Featuring 14 international artists with a mix of painting and sculpture, the work captures the mystery of what it means to be human. From the secrets of the universe to the uncharted waters of the subconscious, the exhibition takes a closer look at the scope of the human imagination.

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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