Contini Art UK

2 October – 24 November 2014

Larraz posesses a fascinating oeuvre that includes paintings, sculptures and caricatures and he is now recognised as one of the most important contemporary Latin American artists of our time. As an artistic connoisseur, Larraz has developed a style that is unique and instantly identifiable. Larraz utilises an inexhaustible colour palette and these vivid colours in each of his paintings have become Larraz’s signature style. Larraz’s colour choices are viewed as reflective of his Caribbean heritage, as has his use of maritime landscapes. Whilst such a conclusion is justifiable, Larraz is sure to remind us that his paintings are simply suggestive of place, as opposed to depicting an exact location. His artistry is more concerned with the construction of meaning through metaphor and symbolism. This in turn creates paintings that are poem-like, due to the layered meaning and openness to numerous interpretations.