Two Heads Are Better Than One: Paintings by Diego Velez

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  • April 18, 2019

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Diego Velez, Reunion,Acrylic on Canvas, 48'' x 36''
Diego Velez,Putumayo,Acrylic on Canvas, 36''x 26''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Diego Velez in A Rich Spring Profusion. The exhibition opens April 18 and runs through May 8, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 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

Colombian artist Diego Velez reimagines traditional portraiture with his colorful figures. His bold use of strong colors and lines help to create a range of unique characters that transport the viewer to his world. Diego's work speaks to his cultural influence growing up in Colombia, and the strong role that Picasso has played as an inspiration to his painting.

In one of Diego's more prominent pieces Reunion, he blends features and facial expressions together to create a staggering image that ensnares the senses. This fragmented vision of identity raises new questions about interpersonal relationships. Searching for a recognizable face, the viewer can never be sure where one person ends and another begins.

Although Diego's work has moved from explorations of the universe to the people who have impacted its history, he continues to portray timeless, universal themes. Some works focus on the impact that humanity's footprint continues to leave on the environment as well as the natural shifts that shape it, while other works are stories of human relationships.

Diego Velez,Serenata,Acrylic on Canvas, 50''x 36''

Exhibition Dates: April 18 – May 8, 2019

Reception: Thursday, April 18, 2019 6-8 PM

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

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

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/exhibition/Rich_04_18_2019-Artist-Diego_Velez.aspx

Featured Artists:

MaskOfWorro | Emanuele Biagioni | Deana Evstefeeva | Lillian Gray | William Ingham | Becky Sungja Kim | Hwajin Lee | Stephen Najda | Seo | Sheetal Shaw | Catherine Timotei | Diego Velez | Anna Weichert

About the Exhibition

Filled with the energy and vitality of spring, A Rich Spring Profusion includes the work of 13 artists working across a range of mediums. Bright colors, natural landscapes and abstract forms awaken new life in the viewer as they tackle a mix of personal and universal themes. From animal-like sculpture to mist-covered city streets, the work infuses the viewer with a sense of discovery, not unlike the first day of a new season.

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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