Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
15 October – 14 November 2015
Julio Larraz paints deeply layered satires of art and life. He is a visual philosopher interchanging reality and imagination. Without being hyper-realistic, fragments of scenes are revealed with abundant descriptions.
Larraz’s paintings are dominated by imposing landscapes, powerful seas, enigmatic space scenes, and elegant individuals wearing resplendent attire that call into question the meaning of beauty.
His use of luminous, scintillating, completely translucent light is attributed to that of the tropics, a subject which re ects Larraz’s passionate attachment to his Cuban, Latin American identity.
These images come to him as if in a dream and his
works are a continuous attempt to capture them before they disappear.
Again and again we are compelled to visualize objects, people, and places that are not present in his compositions. We are asked to complete the narrative.