HUGO SALAZAR

(November 4 – December 2, 2011)

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WOOD IS LOVE AND LOGS ARE PASSION
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm.
WOOD IS LOVE AND LOGS ARE PASSION FISHING WITH MELODIC HARPOON DURING CLOSED SEASON A BIRD HAS JUST ESCAPED PERSEPHONE IN TWO TIMES IN EVERYTHING, THERE IS CONCRETE THE YOUNG HERMIT OF THE OLD STRINGS

ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery (Av. Pardo y Aliaga 676, San Isidro) announces the opening of the solo exhibition HISTORIAS FANTASIOSAS DE UN LEÑADOR by the young Peruvian artist HUGO SALAZAR CHUQUIMANGO, next Friday, November 4 at 7.30 p.m. The artist will be present at the exhibition. Salazar Chuquimango (Callao, Peru, 1980). Between 2003 and 2005, he participated in the Open Painting Workshop at the Instituto de Artes Visuales Edith Sachs. He studied painting from 2006 to 2010 at the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes of Peru. His has exhibited his works in group shows at important cultural centers and galleries in Germany, the United States, and Lima, Peru. Some of the most notable awards received by his work include: First Prize in the Twelfth ICPNA National Painting Salon, Lima, Peru (2010); Third Prize in the Third Metropolitan Lima Young Creators’ Contest (2010); Honorable Mention in the Second Metropolitan Lima Young Creators’ Contest (2009); and Second Prize in the Twenty-Eighth Michell & Cia. National Painting Contest – Loom Edition (2008), among others. About the artist’s oeuvre, Mariano Querol tells say: “When viewing Salazar’s paintings, no one can remain indifferent: their visual impact is forceful, and even a viewer not well-versed in painting will be shaken from his apathy by the artist’s work, which is filled with stimuli of all kinds, offering untold symbolism and indescribable, complex, and significant contradictions—between daydreams and reality, desire and frustration, longing and failure. Each individual spectator may feel all sorts of different emotions, ranging from tenderness to fear, confusion to surprise, rejection or enjoyment; in short, a whole melody: raucous, sweet, painful, filled with inebriating contradictions. The artist’s work expresses pleasure and pain, the stormy instability of being human and the superhuman exaltation of the sacred. (...) At times, his art reminds us of Bosch, featuring a motley mix of horror and beauty that invites the viewer to ponder his own complex interior life when faced with the artist’s honest expression of his own. The whole gamut of human contradiction is there in Salazar’s paintings: the exquisite and the strange, the tender and the horrifying, the simple and the inextricable, the biotic (life) and the thanatic (death), the erotic and the phobic—in short, the richness carried inside—whether we welcome it or reject it—by all human beings.” This major event has been possible by the invaluable support of PROSEGUR, TRAPICHE Argentina and INTIMODA. The exhibition may be viewed through December 2, from Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No entry fee.