SERGIO CAMPOREALE

September 17 - October 16, 2013

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Before Midnight
Acrylic on canvas.70 x 100 cm. 2005
Before Midnight The Great Leap - diptych Circus Man II It's beautiful Queen of Mine - diptych Dans le jardin public Lulu's Journey Le voyeur

ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery (Av. Pardo y Aliaga 676, San Isidro) announces the opening of the solo exhibition LA GRAN KERMES bythe Argentinian master SERGIO CAMPOREALE, next Tuesday, September 17 at 7.30 p.m. The artist will be present at the exhibition. SERGIO CAMPOREALE (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1937). Graduated from the Escuela de Bellas Artes of Buenos Aires in 1961. He has exhibited at important galleries and cultural centers in Latin America and Europe. He lived in Paris for nearly eighteen years, and has won important international prizes. His works are held in major collections, including those of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano, Fundación Ralli, Punta del Este, Uruguay; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, D.C., United States; Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City, Mexico; Centre National d’Art Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru. In the words of the exhibition’s curator, Roberto Ascóniga: “Sergio Camporeale has succeeded in gradually creating a world, a great theater populated by a wide variety of actors and figures who, referenced in an immense range of scenes, display or allude to their conditions, purposes, and wills (those of man), expressing everything from surprise to impassivity, from the curious to the grotesque, and even the deformed and monstrous; masks that hide, at the same time giving away profound impulses and passions, surely the true motivations, in that Nietszchean sense where appearance is equal to reality (…). Camporeale’s is not a definitively resolved work, but one that is open to the experience and expectations of the observer (…), such that understanding emerges from the very act of contemplation, rather than thinking about it. Given that there is a moment in which things do not respond to logic, there is something vaster that emerges from and underlies everything, something that eludes explanation or words.” Camporeale is a restless observer of reality, extracting figures, postures, expressions, scenes, recreating fantastic sequences that offer multiple readings. He defines his work as “open-ended,” since each spectator inserts himself within it, recomposing what is told there, and finally creating his own story. Although his previous work was focused on the great theater of life, full of masked figures and common situations, with “La gran kermesse” (“The Big Kermesse”), a selection of twenty-two medium and large canvases, he alludes to a kind of festival full of games and entertainment, usually organized to raise funds. But raise funds for what? That is what the visitor must discover for himself in this exhibition. The exhibition may be viewed through October 6, 2013.