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Adrian Navarro

Center #1, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm.

Center #1, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm.

Wall #8, 2019, oil on canvas, 141 x 200 cm.

Wall #8, 2019, oil on canvas, 141 x 200 cm.

Wall #9, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 185 cm.

Wall #9, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 185 cm.

Screen #1, 2016, oil on canvas, 123 x 185 cm.

Screen #1, 2016, oil on canvas, 123 x 185 cm.

Screen #5, 2017, oil on canvas, 112 x 98 cm.

Screen #5, 2017, oil on canvas, 112 x 98 cm.

Gradiente #2, 2019, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm.

Gradiente #2, 2019, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm.

Landscape #1, 2019, oil on canvas, 130 x 210 cm.

Landscape #1, 2019, oil on canvas, 130 x 210 cm.

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Interfaz

Adrian Navarro’s latest paintings are made in two times: in seeking lightness over density, he builds up highly chromatic, gestural and ‘atmospheric’ backgrounds onto which he later superimposes a white circled grid, a veil that far from concealing aims to generate ‘mystery’. […] Navarro’s work knits together references to the organic with a kind of computational allegory, where the physical and the object are literally veiled behind a white surface that decomposes the pattern of the grid. In this fascinating gestural and digital superimposing, Adrián Navarro creates an imagery that seeks both harmony as well as conflict. In his most recent work the grid is somewhat torn making the abstractions reveal their potential illusion. If the grid appears to be actual sweeps of paint, in a richterian manner, the truth is that in Adrian Navarro’s work there is no room for chance; the grid that covers the background has been printed turning it into something akin to the trompe-l’oeil. We are then in front of a simulacrum of textures that defies haptic vision […] The artist himself states that in his paintings there is something similar to a ‘volcanic interior’ that he indeed puts in relation with the virtual world. Adrián Navarro is quite sure that we live in an age dominated by the fury of images, a time when dystopias like the ones describes in Black Mirror end up being confirmed in our daily lives. Against a world ruled by viral banality and the pornography of images, this painter proposes an aesthetic of the veiled, assuming that pleasure usually resides in complexity. […] Adrián Navarro underlines that his paintings do not have a ‘total reading’ meaning that he invites us to inhabit a vibrant surface, going through the illusion of the gestural-digital layers.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Interfaz. Galeria Maior. Pollença, Mallorca. Spain

2018
Paraísos Artificiales. Galería Pilar Serra, Madrid, Spain.
Landschaft. Da Mihi Gallery, Bern, Switzerland.

2016
Raumzeit. Maerz contemporary, Berlin, Germany.

2015
Rings & Fragments. Da Mihi Gallery, Bern, Switzerland.
Espacios &  Loops. Galería Maior, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2014
Loops. Galería Maior, Pollensa, Mallorca, Spain. 

2013
Espacio Rojo, Galería Pilar Serra. Madrid.

2012
Reflections, Maerz Contemporary. Berlin.
In&Out, 60 Threadneedle Street Art Space. London

2011
Ciclo Anillos, Galería Pilar Serra. Madrid.

2010
Ring Cycle, Hammerson Art Space. London.

2009
Implosion, Hammerson Art Space. London. 
27 Ojos, Galería Charpa. Valencia.

2008
Common People, Ada Street Gallery. London.

2007
Galaxia, UBS Bank Exhibition Hall. Madrid.

2006
Hombres y Salvajes, Galería Artificial. Madrid.

2004
Fuente, Espacio F. Madrid.

2001
De Diario, Centro de Arte de la Comunidad de Madrid.

Group exhibitions (selection)

2018
Geometric. Jealous Gallery, London, UK

2016
Navarro & Lerín: New Work. 12 Star Gallery, London, UK.

2014
The Collection. Eastmen Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium.

2013
Geometry of chance, Mirus Gallery. San Francisco.

2012
Premiere 2013, Maerz Contemporary. Berlin.
Complices del arte español, Fundación Canal. Madrid

2011
Colectiva Galería Pilar Serra. Madrid.
Sagacity Forman´s Smoke House Gallery. London. 

2010    
Pintura y Escultura. Galería Pilar Serra. Madrid.
La Perruque Hackey Wicked Festival. London.

2008
Illumini Crypt Gallery. London.

2007
Salon 07, Seven Seven Contemporary. London.
Art Unwrapped Mother Studios. London.

2005
‘Todos mis amigos han muerto’ Galería Casa Borne. Antequera.

2003
Hernández, Navarro, Mastretta Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt. Madrid.

2002
Jóvenes Creadores, Galería Luis Adelantado. Valencia.