Projects

Teo González

Solo Exhibition
Fri, 05/31/2013 to Sat, 06/29/2013
Contemporary Wing
1412 14th Street, NW
20005 Washington, DC
Artists:  Teo González
Description: 

González’s minimal paintings have historically juxtaposed chaos and order, movement and static, or depth and flatness. For this new series, González states that his “source of inspiration has been the night sky, those images of deep space that we can witness thanks to the most advanced telescopes. What I have tried to do is to see those images through the lens of my working process.”

Inspired by, but not looking to replicate, images of the night sky, González paints the background a mix of shades of dark blue. The foreground of the painting demonstrates the significant role that drawing plays in this series. Using paint instead of ink, González methodically draws thousands of white dots onto the canvas. Playing with the variation of the size, density, and placement of forms enables organic rhythms to emerge. González also introduces a new element in this series, which is an ethereal, gradated layer of white paint creating an illusionistic effect that implies greater depth. González’s reductive paintings are infused with movement and dimension resulting in work that is vibrant, dynamic and utterly captivating.