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03 Aug 2010

Gonzalez y Gonzalez presents: Dario Escobar

Dario Escobar, Anverso / Reverso n°2, 2010
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Gonzalez y Gozalez

Dario Escobar: Anverso/Reverso
Gonzalez y Gonzalez


Opening on August 6th from 7-10pm otherwise by appointment only

Daniella Gonzalez Maldini
+56 (0) 9 684 615 64

Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Santa Lucia n°382 depto.3d
8320151 Santiago

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Gonzalez y Gonzalez is pleased to present: 'Anverso/Reverso', Dario Escobar's first solo exhibition in Chile. From August 6th until September 31 will display a selection of drawings and objects showing the skillfulness of the artist.

Dario Escobar is certainly one of the most interesting emerging Latin American artists. His work is characterized by the use of materials charged with historic and symbolic meaning, articulated in a language that references minimalism as well as pop art.

In his early works, he used elements coming from where he belongs. He made his first object interventions on icons of Guatemalan colonialism's legacy. Over the past ten years, he has used many different methods and techniques such as gold leaf and silver repoussé decoration, altered and modified religious imagery, as well as traditional baroque colonial techniques.

For Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Escobar brings a selection of new pieces that show the recent evolution of his work -for example, 12 new drawings in different formats, which are part of what the artist calls 'accumulation'. The other works are a beautiful synthesis of his practice through which an object loses its identity and assumes another collective one.

Dario Escobar was born in Guatemala in 1971; he lives and works in Guatemala City.

Escobar has exhibited extensively around the world including at the 53rd Venice Biennale last year. His recent exhibitions include: Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris (2010) University Museum Poplar, Mexico DF (2010) Jumex Collection, Mexico City (2009), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (PAN), Naples, Italy (2009), Institute of International Visual Arts , London (2009), X Biennial of Havana, Cuba (2009), Museo Diego Rivera, Mexico (2008); MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA (2008), Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NYC (2008), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2007).

His work can be found in various collections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MoCA) USA; Daros Collection, Zurich; Jumex, Mexico City; CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami.