It’s a new year. A time to look forward, and a time to look back. Kicking-off the new year, Gitler & __ will present a solo exhibition from Colombian-born artist, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, entitled Fragmenticos ~ a series of small-scale paintings depicting the artist’s fragmented memories of seemingly small moments from his youth.
“Ocampo-Giraldo’s memory portraits can be looked upon as composites of experiences and feelings, vivid yet with a sparing use of detail; only so much, in fact, that context is rendered moot and it is the artist’s most elemental tools – color and form – that tell each story. “I take a very objective view of my work,” says Ocampo-Giraldo. To that end, the artist adopts a playful approach to memory itself. He is visibly content with portraying each moment using a combination of shapes and color fields that populate the cerebral cortex, and allowing abstract fragments to gestate into something resembling specificity.”
Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo: Pragmenticos will be on view from January 16 to February 21, 2018 at Gitler & __, 3629 Broadway, between 149th-150th Streets in Hamilton Heights. Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, January 16 from 6-9pm. Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo currently lives and works in New York.
Gitler & __, also known for the popular Audubon Mural Project, is bringing birds to Broadway with a new installation, The Audubon Sculpture Project. Tickets still available for the Kick-Off Party at The American Academy of Arts & Letters on January 11th.