Articles - Alexis Duque
The following is an excerpt from Alexis Duque's artist statement by Claire Luna, "In denouncing the human and social drama that often plagues the over-populated capital cities in developing countries, Alexis Duque relies on just a few colors. Notwithstanding the use of acrylic paint, the artist makes the influence of illustration apparent, equally attending to all of the aspects of the painted surface without leaving anything to chance. He does not resort to the type of realistic painting style of some committed Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Rational and imaginary, often blended with a tinge of humor, Alexis' work could well be called fantastical."
Alexis Duque Bio
Alexis Duque Bio
Alexis Duque Bio Lives and works in New York EDUCATION B.F.A University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia 1995 School of Fine Arts of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia 1984 – 1989 The Art Students League, New York, NY 2005 SOLO EXHIBITIONS • "Onloaded: Alexis Duque" curated by Ted G. Decker. Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA), Phoenix, AZ, February 20 – March 15, 2015 • "Metropolis" Praxis Gallery, New York, NY, September 13- October 20, 2012 • "Babel" Praxis Gallery, Miami, FL, September 12 – October 15, 2009 • "El Dorado" Praxis Gallery, New York, NY, February 5th – March 12, 2009 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2014 "Global Perspective" a group exhibition held at two New York Locations: Elisa Contemporary Art in Riverdale, NY and The Eugénia Au Kim Design Studio in Bridgehampton, NY. "Geometrical Abstraction in New York, A Fresh Look" Curated by Anne Cecile Surga, Sammer Gallery, New York, NY "Concrete Muse" Curated by Krista Saunders, The Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY "A Creative Oasis" Curated by Ted Decker and organized by phICA-Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, The City Hall of Phoenix, Arizona "A Different Kind of HOME/SHOW" curated by Kathy Zeiger, DODDS & EDER HOME, Sag Harbor, NY "Structured Spaces" Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY "Espora Project" Organized by Masquelibros, (ICP) International Center of Photography Library and Museum Bookstore, New York, NY 2013 "Sommerudstilling ’13" at Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark "For which it stands" The Lodge gallery, New York, NY "About Face: New Portraiture Now" Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Black Beans/Liquid Gold" Galerie R31, Berlin, Germany "Immigrant Too" curated by Gabriel de Guzman at NOMAA, NY "A House Full of friends" Curated by Turid Meeker and David Gibson at NOoSPHERE, New York, NY "Paintings" at Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark "The Architecture of an idea: Illustrations and concepts", The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan 2012 "Masquelibros" Organized by Triplica Equipo and the UNED, Madrid, Spain "Blind reproduction" A gathering of the tribes, New York, NY "Puebla Ciudad Mural" Mural Project, Puebla, Mexico. 2011 "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011" El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY "Cluster" AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Illustrious" Guga Galleries, Newark, New Jersey "EastXWestXHarlem" Floor4Art Gallery, New York, NY 2010 "Around the way" Curated by Rocio Aranda Alvarado and Trinidad Fombella and organized by Macy's and El Museo del Barrio, NY "Interrupted Landscapes" Champion Contemporary, Austin, Texas. "Weaving in and out" No Longer Empty, New York, NY "Super Cluster" Praxis Gallery, Miami, FL "Curate NYC" Rush Arts, New York, NY 2009 "New Tales of Our Age" Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ "PULSE" Art Fair. Praxis Gallery, New York, NY "ART CHICAGO", Praxis Gallery, New York, NY "Dialogo 365" The Ice box, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA 2008 "Where the wild things grow" Praxis Gallery, New York, NY "ARTLONDON" Art Fair. Praxis Gallery, London, England "TIAF" Toronto International Art Fair, Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada "ARTBO" Art Fair, Praxis Gallery, Bogota, Colombia "Auction-Exhibition 08" Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California "The 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran" Instanbul, Turkey "PINTA" Art Fair. Praxis Gallery, New York, NY "Arteamericas" Art Fair. Solar Gallery, Miami, FL "SCOPE" Miami Art Fair. 10G Gallery, Miami, FL "Salon Expace" AG Gallery, Williamsburg, New York, NY "Works on Paper" Flux Factory, New York, NY 2007 "Brave New World" Solar Gallery, East Hampton, NY "Loaded" My Art Prospects Gallery, NY "Auction-Exhibition 07" Museum of Latin American Art, CA SCOPE MIAMI Art Fair, 10G Gallery, Miami, FL "Drawing gifts" The drawing center, NY "Homobellicus-Berlin 2007" Christiania, Berlin "Talking with My Friends" Y Gallery, NY "The most curatorial biennial of the Universe" Apexart, NY SCOPE New York Art Fair, 10G Gallery, NY Arteamericas Art Fair, Galeria Galou, Miami, FL 2006 "Kunstenaars" RudolfV Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands "Fantasy" Gallery 10G, NY 4th. Juried Show, Galeria Galou, Williamsburg, NY "Percepcion Autonoma", Galeria Galou, Chelsea, NY "Visiones" Lobby Gallery at The United Nations, NY SCOPE Miami Art Fair, 10G Gallery, Miami, FL "Salon Expace", AG Gallery, Williamsburg, NY "Works on Paper" Flux Factory, NY SCOPE New York Art Fair, 10G Gallery, NY "From The Heart of New York", World Financial Center Winter Garden, NY RESIDENCY Immersive Artist Residency at The Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art phICA, February 16 – March 8, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona. BIBLIOGRAPHY "Caribbean: Together Apart Contemporary Artists from (part of) the Caribbean" Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection. Texts by Luciano Benetton, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Tony Bechara and Sasha Dees Fresh Paint Magazine, Vol.5, October, 2014 "Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions Of The Urban Realm" Published by Gestalten. Edited by Lukas Feireiss and Robert Klanten, 240 pages. Release Date: August 2014 "A View From the Easel" Hyperallergic, July, 2013 "Metropolis"LandEscape Art Review, April, 2013 "Talking Art with Alexis Duque" Thsart(dot)com, February, 2013 "Future perfect" Beautiful Decay Magazine, Book 6. Blue canvas Magazine #5, July 2010, pag. 54-55. New American Paintings #86, 2010, North East Edition, Juried by Monica Ramirez – Montagut, curator of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. "The underdogs" Beautiful Decay Magazine, Book 3. "East Hampton's Solar Greets 2008 as Brave New World" by Joan Baum, Hamptons.com Thursday, January 03,2008. "Studio Visit" Volume #2, June 2008. pag.51. "Artists Explore Brave New World" by Pat Rogers, The East Hampton Press, Dec. 19,2007. "Scary New World" by Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, Nov. 8, 2007.
Mount, 76 x 30.5 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
Cummulus, 24.4 x 20.3 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014 | $1,000
Tropicalia 3, 18 x 12.7cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014 | $700
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