Beatriz Esguerra Art is proud to be a part of Four x Five, a part physical part virtual exhibition organized by Dallas Art Fair Projects.
The human figure is one of those timeless topics that have been consistently explored throughout art history. "Navigating Space" is a group show that compiles the work of four different artists whose expressions, although all quite different, work around the exploration of this theme. The way they treat space, the relationship between the subjects and the surface or the surroundings they find themselves in, are also important aspects of these artists' work.
Pablo Arrázola and Armando Castro's, subjects exist within a limited, though significant amount of space. They are scattered along the plane in a way that allows them to maintain their importance while also giving some to the material on which they are depicted. Arrázola's figures interact in a limited yet infinite space. They want to transcend from that space but are unable to. Castro intervenes his materials to make sense of the vacuous space that surrounds his figures. They are drawn with the utmost detail on raw cardboard and interact with these interventions done by the artist. Materials such as paper and cardboard are employed with the purpose of highlighting their particular traits, thus becoming protagonists in the works.
Ismael Rivera juxtaposes abstract and figurative elements in his surreal landscapes. The universes in which his characters exist are incredibly atmospheric and dynamic. He studies what is hidden beyond his mistakes, in painting as in life, through his masterful use of color and layering.
Meanwhile, Mario Arroyave's figures unfold as a pattern. There is a certain rhythm within his timeless spaces that makes them dynamic and almost surreal. Although Arroyave works a digital medium, and therefore less organic than Castro's, Arrázola's and Rivera's, his interest in the human figure, and in its behavior within a certain context remains potent.
Beatriz Esguerra Art's presentation consists of 20 artworks. The show will be open virtually, 24/7, from November 11 to 25.