|Cuándo:||05 dic de 2019 - 31 ene de 2020|
|Inauguración:||05 dic de 2019|
|Dónde:||Ascaso Miami / 1325 NE 1St Ave. / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos|
|Artistas participantes:||Julio Larraz|
Fifteen years ago I left Julio Larraz in the moon, in a special pictorial space he presented in Italy. It has been a long time for both of us and we met again here on Earth, I came down after being near the silver craters, like Astolfo, who went to recover his mind and give it back to Orlando. We went and came with the same stuff, a sheet drawn out from the streets of Naples, we certainly chose a plausible solution to an unlikely statement, however poetic. On the other hand, we spent more words musing over a painting than just looking at it, seeking the meaning of a beautiful sculpture that just listening to it. It is always useful to rationalize, to show the right way to a deliberate action that cannot, that must not escape schemata. Thus, for instance, The Curator, configured by Larraz, appears both hieratic and faceless—the former equivalent to the latter—facing the great shunga in which the embrace probably reminds the relationship between the critique and the artist; and it is not at all easy to determine who does what. In front of the work, interrupting it, standing still on a pedestal reminiscent of an ecclesial pulpit, ready to start an anonymous, irrelevant sermon, like a lay clergyman of a religion with its rituals and mythologies. _____________________ On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its foundation, Ascaso Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of its new gallery space in Miami with an exceptional selection of paintings and sculptures by Julio Larraz, a reference artist of his generation. "Julio Larraz. Behind The Curtain of Dreams ”(2019), contemplates twenty large-scale paintings produced between 2008 and 2019. Also a set of five large and medium-sized sculptures casted in bronze completes the artwork selection. Due to this comprehensive curatorial selection, this show represents the most relevant exhibition reviewing the lifework of maestro Larraz. The public will be able to experience the figurative synthesis and audacity of the artist and his pictorial language ability, which has so much inspired a generation of neo-figurative artists of this period. The exhibition is due to its artistic and cultural reach, a must for collectors, critics, gallery owners, curators and art lovers in general. A unique opportunity to approach the magnificent works of this great neo-figurative master, for all those who travel to Miami from all over the world in search of the most relevant proposals in the international circuit of contemporary art during Art Basel Miami Beach 2019. With “Julio Larraz. Behind The Curtain of Dreams” Ascaso Gallery completes a cycle of three exhibitions on the work of artist Julio Larraz, beginning with“ Coming home ”(2013) and “ Made in USA” (2016), both held in their previous Wynwood location.