Abend Gallery is excited to showcase a new solo exhibition, Conrado's Paintings, featuring the incredible work of Spanish artist Conrado López. The show will comprise new works as well as a selection of pieces already in our collection, providing guests with a diverse and captivating experience. Join us on June 10th at our Cherry Creek location to view this exceptional exhibition, open from 12 PM to 5 PM. While there will be no formal reception, we encourage art enthusiasts to come and see the show!
June 10 - June 24
Location: 303 Detroit St, Denver, CO, 80206
It is in the everyday, in an inconsequential act such as staring in the mirror or sitting by the pool with a soft drink in your hand, that we are struck by a sense of loneliness similar to that which we experience before a Hooper painting, but without the dramatic sensation. These simple scenes, vulgar by habit, these urban landscapes not lacking in poetry, perhaps because of the geometry, the perspective or the cleanness of the light and colour, make the observation of these paintings a calm emotion.
Perhaps it is in the silence of that intimate moment of painting oneself, or of having a drink in the "little sun", where the painter's devastating capacity of observation is manifested in order to capture the essence in each scene, in each moment, in each character. That light condensed in the gold leaf that can be seen under the model's body, in the green of the grass in the swimming pool in contrast with the exact red of the soft drink, or in the flashes of a street lamp, is the reflection of the beauty immanent in everything we observe.
It is not for nothing that the author comes from the school of graffiti, which in these works is manifested in his ability to see beauty beyond the residual, the ugliness of marginal urban spaces.
Perhaps it is the brushstroke, the ease and mastery with which it is handled that is surprising in Conrado's paintings. Every touch, every brushstroke is so precise that it needs no correction. What might appear to be realism is a compendium of abstraction-figuration. - Conrado López