Lino Lago: Fake Abstract
Solana Beach, California – Madison Gallery presents noted Spanish artist Lino Lago’s first North American solo exhibition of his ongoing series, Fake Abstract.
This exhibition focuses on original works from Lino Lago’s ongoing, Fake Abstract series in which Lago explores a language distinctly his own, referencing traditional portraiture of bygone eras “abstracted” with contemporary minimalism. Employing traditional materials and methods, the artist invites us to engage in
Within the entire “Fake Abstract” series we can see versions of classical painters’ female portraits painted with traditional form. But we can only see a part of them through an abstract line over a solid color background. In other works, geometric figures of screaming colors appear overlapping the portrait. A realistic part contrasts with another – an abstract one, but these do not mix, they remain clearly differentiated. All of my paintings represent a fight of a realistic standard with an abstract one. On one side stands the tradition, and in the other – its negation, the novelty or the revolution.
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