Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present "Selenophilia", a solo exhibition for contemporary Mexican artist Carlos Jorge. This will be the first solo show for the artist at the gallery. Jorge will present new paintings on canvas and drawings, as well as accompanying sculptures. His large-scale works explore the limits of form, as he utilizes symbols from art history to create visions of a multi-layered world with a singularly unique perspective.
“Selenophilia”, from the Greek meaning to love the moon, captures a contemporary surrealism, in which the moon plays protagonist. Rising within his compositions, the celestial body accompanies other symbols and signs that represent an abstraction of memory. Jorge employs vibrant color and masterful use of texture to highlight his visual references. Modern fashion collides with direct samples emblematic of art history’s greats. Accompanying each painting is a sculpture that acts as counterpoint to the canvas. Opening up his pieces to three-dimensions with sculptural representations of his shoes and hats, Jorge broadens the scope of the dialogue created within the painting’s space, encouraging a new and more dynamic perspective.
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST | SATURDAY, MAY 6th @ 6-9PM