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Agora Gallery
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Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 6:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Forum Members,

I would like to invite you to our upcoming Latin American Fine Art Exhibition showcasing Argentinean artists Jose Maria Casas and Pablo Kontos.

Jose Maria Casas

The geometric, intensely colorful paintings of Jose Maria Casas are works that combine simplicity with depth and complexity with whimsy. Inspired by artists like Kandinsky and other Abstract Expressionists, Casas uses color to suggest shape and makes clever use of negative space. The artist states that he is “in love with simple forms and compositions,” as he feels they arrest the viewer’s attention even more than “complex and overcharged designs.” His minimalist approach to painting creates a composition that is at once bold and subtle. He creates a delicate balance between colors, emphasizing their relationships between each other and highlighting the balance between them. Jose Casas is a young artist currently living and working in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He has exhibited his works in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Argentina. His work is owned by private collectors around the world.
To view Casas' paintings, please visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/Jose_Mar ia_Casas.aspx


Pablo Kontos

Edgy, raw and emotionally inspired, the works of Pablo Kontos speak to modern audiences in a deeply personal manner. Kontos’s works are part of a larger series entitled “A Tribute to Loneliness.” As the viewer can see, Kontos’s renderings of himself, others and his surroundings are intense and lurid. His neo-primitive figures and compositions are reminiscent of the thrilling works by Basquiat, while the drama of his color choices remind the viewer of Van Gogh’s brighter-than-life landscapes. Kontos states that he begins his artistic process by “trying to destroy reality” and subsequently re-building a less recognizable, more exciting version of his world through form and color. Pablo Kontos studied painting with fellow Argentinean artist Carlos Gorriarena, attending his studio for two years. Kontos has exhibited his work in galleries and museums throughout Argentina. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.
To view Kontos' paintings, please visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/Pablo_Ko ntos.aspx}}

Kontos' and Casas' paintings will be on display in New York in Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, running from October 21 to November 10, 2006. Reception takes place on Thursday, October 26th, 6-8 PM at Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th St., New York.
Best regards,

Amanda Aaron
Public Relations Department
Agora Gallery

530 West 25th Street, in Chelsea, New York
www.Agora-Gallery.com

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