Thursday, May 24, 2007

RECENT PAINTINGS

Animus Corpus
Coordinates of exodus
Oil on canvas-70"X46"


Animus Corpus. Movement VIII
Oil on canvas-70"X46"



RECENT PAINTINGS





-Key West,South West Series-Sky XI
Oil on canvas-48X48

-Key West,South WestSeries-Sky XIV
Oil on canvas-48X48

RECENT PAINTINGS


Key West ,South West Series.Sky VIII
Oil on canvas-48X48





Key West, South West. Bahia Honda
Oil on canvas-48"X48"

RECENT PAINTINGS


Urban Portraits I
Oil on vanvas-48"X48"-2007








Urban Portraits II
Oil on vanvas-48"X48"-2007

RECENT PAINTINGS


-The Missing
Corpus VII.Charcoal on paper-64X48




-Exodus
Corpus Anonimus II -Oil on canvas-72X48

RECENT PAINTINGS

-The Missing,Corpus V.
Charcoal on paper-64X48






The Missing,Corpus VI.
Charcoal on paper-64X48

RECENT PAINTINGS


Exodus
-Conversations at the sea II- Oil on canvas-
108"X72" -2002

-Composition I-
Oil on canvas-Triptych
36"X26"-58"X42"-36"X26" Each panel.

RECENT PAINTINGS

Animus Corpus. Anonymous III-IV-diptych
Oil on canvas-60"X24"-58"X24" each 2005

RECENT PAINTINGS


Animus Corpus I-II Diptych
Oil in canvas-48"X48" each panel-2006

RECENT PAINTINGS

Exosus
escape I-II Diptych-Oil on canvas-72"X48" Each panel-2004

RECENT PAINTINGS

Animus Corpus. Diptych
Oil on canvas-60"X36" each panel
2006

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

ART STATEMENT

ANIMUS CORPUS

I am interested in the aesthetic outcome in and by itself, stripped of the obvious narrative of an identifiable shape, in the use of space, the color plane, the suggested shape and its dynamics, the gestures of the line and in the application of the painting medium. I am interested in the open possibility for interpretation and in the viewer's feelings.

My current paintings are live shapes that shift; suggest forces and tensions, spatial confinement and freedom. They are forms without identity or gender, in a two-dimensional space that tend to be three-dimensional, which will necessarily require of me to abandon the traditional pictorial plane and venture instead into the realm of the sculptor. They are, then, paintings cum sculptures, because of their execution that emerges beyond the flat planes to become three-dimensional.

My new series of works, ANIMUS CORPUS, belongs to this order of ideas: body and soul, body fleshed out, body that has become alive. They are images that are stored in my subconscious, which are the outcome of that preparation instilled by the constant sketching in and by itself, without ulterior motives for utilizing it as the underlying structure of a finished painting.

For me, sketching is a discipline that allows me to empty my mind of images that question me and, therefore, leave it clean, so that once I am faced with the task of painting, they will resurface again, but now like suggestions offered by the subconscious, found once again within the space of a white canvas, or in whatever the support used for my final work may be. It is an act of meditation in which the forms that had been sketched before in numerous pads materialize by means of an automatic dialog with myself. Then, lines appear, along with shapes, color planes, spaces that constrain or liberate, objects that are bound and break loose, segmentations of shapes, suggestions of bodies, not based on the immediately previous design, but on itself, like an echo of a memory.

I would dare say that in my current work there is a freshness resulting from the immediate sensing of the semi-human form, found and guided by the unconscious. My current work is a permanent dance occurring in an imagined space; it is the anonymity of the human body that appears and disappears, that is constantly changing and moving. It is the visual metaphor that describes man's wanderings through the space we call life.

Jorge Posada

Antwerp, Belgium, March 11, 2006 translated by the laureate Colombian poet
Miguel Falquez-Certain



RESUME



JORGE POSADA

10 27 46Th. Ave, Studio # 306
Long Island City, New York, 11101
(718) 706 7109

STUDIES:

1990 96 Printmaking techniques. (Traditional and new methods). Lower East Side Printshop, NY, U.SA.
1995 Water base printmaking. Water Base Workshop, NY, U.S.A.
1978 Printmaking workshop. Taller de Artes, Medellín, Colombia.
1975 Independent workshops. (Drawing, painting, sculpture). University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
1965 96 Independent research and studies. (Drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, graphic design). Colombia and U.S.A.
AWARDS:

1993 96 Recipient “Felowship Program”. Lower East Side Printshop, NY, U.S.A.
1992 Chosen as Artist Associate for “Historias”. A colective art Project. Atlantic Center for the
Arts, Daytona, U.S.A.
1991 Winner “Individual Artist Showcase”. Queensborough Public Library, NY. U.S.A.
1988 ”Honorable Mention. ”Expresiones Hispanas”, Hispanic art tour 1988 89. Denver, U.S.A.
1983 ”Special Nomination”. “The Alzate Avendaho Award”. Museum of ContemporaryArt, Bogotá, Colombia.
1978 ”Audience Award”. “2nd. Hall of Visual Arts”. Museum of Contemporary Art,University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
1977 -”Special Award”. “August International Hall”. Museum of Contemporary Art,Bogotá,Colombia.
1976 ”First National Prize”. “VII Hall of Young Art”. Antioquia Museum of Art, Medellín, Colombia.
1975 ”Acquisition Award”. “National April Hall of Art”.Contemporary Museum of Art, University of Antioquia,Medellín, Colombia.

SELECTED ONE MAN SHOWS:

2006 - “Jorge Posada Selected Art Work”. The Iron Tree Gallery, Millerton, New York
2006 - “Animus Corpus”. Kunstpanorama Art Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2005 -”Exodus”.Arte Autopista gallery. Medellín, Colombia.
2002 -”From the Sky to Skin”. Open Studio. New York. U.S.A.
2000 ”Founders Choice IV”. Leslie Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2000 ”The Awakening Series”. Cronos Art Gallery, Miami, Florida. U.S.A.
1999 ”A Body Apart”. X Ibit Art Gallery, Miami, Florida. U.S.A.
1999 ”The Missing and The Awakening Series”. Colombian Consulate Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
1998 ”The Sacred Body”. Frame of Mind Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
1996 ”Tales of the Missing”.”Open Studio Program’. Lower East Side Printshop,NY, U.S.A.
1992 ”Urban Rituals and Chronicles”. Queensborough Public library, NY, U.S.A.
1986 ”From the Skin to the Phantoms”. Ganadero Bank Art Gallery, Medellín, Colombia.
1985 ”Phantoms of the City”. Nora Art Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
”Phantoms of the City”. Ollantay Center for the Arts, NY, U.S.A.
1983 -”Erotic Series and Anonimous People’. Luis Angel Arango Library Parlor one, Bogotá, Colombia.
”Erotic Series and Anonimous People”. Pluma Art Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia.
1982 ”Anonimous People”. Executive Club Gallery, Medellín,Colombia.
1979 ”Life,love and death”. El Callejón Art Gallery,Bogotá, Colombia.
1978 ”Falling Angels”. Arte Autopista Art Gallery, Medellín, Colombia.
1976 La Casa Art Gallery. Medellín, Colombia.















SELECTED GROUP SHOWS.

2006 “Beyond new York. Toward the infinite dream. Gallery 130. Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka. Japan
2005 “Contemporanea”.University of Connecticut Gallery.hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A
2004 “Psychological Archaeology” Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. Brooklyn,NY. U.S.A
2004 “Color Works”. Michael perez Gallery. New York. NY.U.S.A
2003 “Art of the Americas” A latin Art fair. Coconut Grove Convention Center. Miami. U.S.A.
2002 -”Two visions”. Sleepy Hollow Cultural Space. Sleepy Hollow, NY, U.S.A.
2002 -”Multicultural Group Show”. African American Museum, Hempstead, NY, U.S.A.
2002 -”Art and Lust”. Wild Seduction Art Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2001 -”Multicultural Exhibition”. African American Museum, Hempstead, NY, U.S.A.
2000 -”A world of Latin Artist : Land, People and Pasion”. Delaware Art Museum. Delaware, U.S.A.
2000 -”Latin American Painters in New York City : Global Art in the year 2000”. Dana Arts Center. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, U.S.A.
1998 ”Multicultural exhibition”. African American Museum, Hemstead, NY, USA.
”A latinoamerican Review”. Paterson Museum of Art, NJ, USA.
1998 ”Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe”. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico. U.SA.
1996 ”Latin American Art in the 90’s”. St. John University Art Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
”Exploring the North”. Ten Colombian Artists in the USA. Stendhal Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
”Exploring the North”. Ten Colombian Artists in the USA, Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporaneo, Santa
Marta, Colombia.
”Innovative Prints from the Lower East Side Printshop”. Amos Eno Gallery, NY. U.S.A.
”Exploring the North”. Ten Colombian Artists in the USA. Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá, Colombia.
”The Latinamerican Drawing”. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
”Views”. Selections from the Lower East Side Printshop. Draakon Gallery, Estonia.
1995 ”Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe”. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
”IV Salón de Dibujo de Santo Domingo”. Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
”New York Caracas”. Phoenix Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
”Small Formats”, Florida Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
”Printed at the Lower East Side Printshop”. La Mama Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
1994 ”Art, Emotion, Imagination”. Florida Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
”Individual Showcase retrospective”. Queenborough Public Library, NY. U.S.A.
1992 ”The Impact of two Worlds”. Art Space Gallery, New Haven, U.S.A.
”The Hispanic Experience in the American South”. Arizona State University, Phoenix, U.S.A.
”Configurations”. Ward Nasse Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
”Colombia: Contemporary Visions In New York”. Colombian Consulate Gallery, NY, U.SA.
1991 ”2001 Hispanic Artists Odyssey”. Museo Chicano, Phoenix, U.S.A.
”40 Contemporary Artists”. The Founding Center, AIexandria, U.S.A.
1990 ”Three Artists”. City Hall, NY, U.S.A.
1989 ”Expresiones Hispanas”. Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, U.S.A.
” Expresiones Hispana”. Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, U.S.A.
”Expresiones Hispanas”. Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, U.S.A.
1988 ”Expresiones Hispanas”, Hispanic art tour, Denver, U.S.A.
”Expresiones Hispanas”. Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada, U. S.A.
”Expresiones Hispanas”. Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
”Expresiones Hispanas”. Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonlo, TX, U.S.A.
”Ten Individuals”. Hunter College gallery, NY, U.S.A.
1986 ”Pieces of Flesh”. Anisi Art GalIery, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
-”First Biennal of lberoamerican Painting”. Miami, U.S.A.
”Latinamerican Artists”. Casa España Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
1985 ”Colombian Artists in New York”, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, NY, U.SA.
”Two Colombian Artists”. Barnard Goldgerg Private Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
”Colombian Artists in New York”. Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia.
1984 ”XV Salón of Young Art”. Antioquia Museum of Art, Medellín, Colombia.
”Erotic Art”. Lincoln Gallery, NY. U.S.A.
”Alzate Avendaño Hall’. Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia.
1980 ”Black Series”. Finale Art Gallery, Medellín, Colombia.
1979 ”Three Media Three Artists”. Paco Gallery, NY, U.SA.
1977 ”August International Hall”. Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia.
1976 ”VII Hall of Young Art”. Antioquia Museum of Art, Medellín, Colombia.
Medellín, Colombia.
1976 La Casa Art Gallery. Medellín, Colombia.