JLC JOSÉ LEÓN CERRILLO [solo-exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, May 4 – June 22, 2017

THE NEW BAROQUE
José León Cerrillo at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
May 4 – June 22, 2017

It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of José León Cerrillo’s second solo-exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, opening on Thursday 4 May between 5-8 pm.

Cerrillo explores the possibilities of genuine abstraction through a wide range of media, from printed posters to drawings, diagrams, sculpture, installations and performance. In his work, Cerrillo regards the concretization of the abstract as a series of failed forms; a representation of a void or an absence that inevitably points to certain contradictions in the way we think about abstraction: namely language.

Following on the previous exhibition THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY (2014), THE NEW BAROQUE by its very title continues the idea of seriality but also refers to the idea of the baroque as a self-cannibalising gesture. Where THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY dealt with language in relation to abstraction, THE NEW BAROQUE explores those limits of language as repetition and turns the void into an abyss of content. Continuing his exploration of space, perception, and interpretation Cerrillo has again transformed the entire gallery space, this time into a reflection upon itself and its history, revisiting it through memory as it were. Pushing the concept of the site-specific, freestanding wall-elements are covered with overlaid images of THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY; creating multiple memories, meanings, shapes and repetitions, taking the event of moment of perception and marking it, turning it into a symbol and returning it to literal flatness by doubling the sculptures as wallpaper, a monument in reverse.

In Echoes, several motifs introduced in the THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY are repeated to create new work. The thermoforms are imprints, to be read literally as such, as footprints in the sand or reliefs from a past action. Some signs mutate from flat to relief, some mimic posters for the past exhibition. Read more…

THE NEW BAROQUE José León Cerrillo at Andréhn-Schiptjenko May 4 – June 22, 2017 It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of José León Cerrillo’s second solo-exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, opening on Thursday 4 May between 5-8 pm. Cerrillo explores the possibilities of genuine abstraction through a wide range of media, from printed posters (Read more…)

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