First solo exhibition of Puerto Rican artist Julio Suárez in Germany

Photo: Simon Vogel

PRART NEWS - The work of Julio Suárez (b.1947) operates in the limits between drawing and painting. His work, poetically employs the formal language of geometric abstraction to contour the presence and extension of color on a specific space.
His geometry though is informal and intuitive and holds no mathematic rigour whatsoever. On the contrary, the subjectiveness of his geometry allows his color fields and monochromes to create certain tensions between the lines and forms that define them; lines that are visible to the eye in the purity of their light and color play, and though subtle, invite us to pause and confirm that what we see is in fact a place, an area and this area is nothing but light.

Photo: Simon Vogel
The exhibition in our project space Reisebürogalerie shows new works that approach the color / space phenomenon in two different ways. On the one hand there are shaped monochrome canvases, that through elevated lines appear relief or object like. Here form outweighs line and thus the presence of color/form can be experienced in a direct way. In other works the shapes are integrated in the canvas as picture base. The canvas exposes the form like on a panel. A completely different sense of space, form and color is the result.
Julio Suárez lives and works in San Juan. His work is part of the collection of Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC). Recent exhibitions include: Lugar específico, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; Dreaming is a form of Planning, Galería Agustina Ferreyra; The Way In, Fundación Banco Popular, San Juan and Julio Suárez.

Photo: Simon Vogel

The first solo exhibition of Puerto Rican artist Julio Suárez in Germany, in collaboration with Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan PR from September, 5 to October 31, 2015 at Reisebürogalerie Diko Reisen,  Komödienstraße 48, 50667 Köln