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Paintings by Felipe Giménez and Antonia Guzmán 

  • Embassy of Argentina 1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Paintings by Felipe Giménez and Antonia Guzmán 

Felipe Giménez and Antonia Guzmán present the exhibit Love is in the Air: Magical Realism and the Art of Emotion. The artists portray humans with all their frailties and foibles in a few strokes of a brush.  Pared down to essentials, the most minimalist of figures in both artists’ work conveys elation, anxiety, and the breathtaking willingness to take a chance on love. 
Giménez worked for many years as a child psychologist before becoming a full-time artist.  This early training permeates his art, which shows a rich sense of humor as it radiantly captures the essence of human relationships.  His style incorporates a whimsical, child’s eye view of the world in a swirl of bright color and pattern.  Giménez notes that “the echoes of listening are as much a part of my raw materials as oil and turpentine.”
Guzmán’s dreamlike tableaux are comprised of lushly colored geometric shapes, hieroglyphs and stick-like anthropoid figures.  Her work incorporates influences from Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Xul Solar, but synthesize her personal experiences into a uniquely new vision. The three paintings on display at the Argentine Embassy are from a period in 2010 when Guzmán was focusing on color palette and a way to express emotions inspired by the words of Jorge Luis Borges when he wrote in 1934: “I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart; I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.”
 
Both artists are represented in Washington, DC by Kaller Fine Arts (kallerfinearts.com)
 
Curator:
Alfredo Ratinoff

When
June 21 – August 25, 2017
Opening reception
Wednesday, June 21
From 6 to 7:30 PM
On view Monday-Friday 3-4:30 PM
 
Where
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle

With the support of:
Kaller Fine Arts
Embajada Argentina

Contact
Kaller Fine Arts
3732 Chesapeake Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States
Telephone: (301) 908-1365
Email: candace@kallerfinearts.com