Nüart Gallery presents Pomona, an exhibition featuring new work by Alberto Gálvez.
Opening reception: Friday, November 3, from 5-7 pm
On view: November 3–19
In Pomona, Alberto Gálvez presents a new series of exquisite portraits adorned with lush floral scenery, enriching his already sensuous tapestry of contemporary classicism, nature, and the enduring allure of the human countenance. Drawing inspiration from the botanical garden as harnessed and preserved nature, Gálvez builds upon previously explored themes, offering glimpses into the enigmatic and underlying relationship between human connection and the life abundant in earth’s creations.
Inspired by the ethereal figures and allegory present in Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs, and the lively floral motifs in William Morris’s textiles, the paintings in Pomona come together and envision the eternal moment in the brimming present. Imbued within a deep pictorial warmth and vibrant enhancement in color, Gálvez masterfully captures the enduring connection between femininity and nature’s splendor, enveloping viewers in an evocative and ever-present posterity of classical art’s endless beauty.
Alberto Gálvez is renowned for his stunning, monumental oil paintings that seem at once timeless and contemporary. A leader among his generation of artists in Europe who have returned to the figurative tradition, his precise delineation of figures and flora skillfully conflate centuries of time and the western art historical tradition. Employing Renaissance painting techniques, classical women are transposed into a modern context as if they have been lifted out of time and into something more fundamental.