Untitled 1696, 2012, Edit on 1 of 5, Archival Fine Art Print, Silver Metallic 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
April 11 - June 9, 2013
Alma Fine Art,Â assisted by curator JosÃ© Antonio Navarrete,is proud to present the work of Ariel Toledano. This solo represents the artist's latest exploration in abstract photography that resulted in his â€œKoncertoâ€ series. As he explains in his artistâ€™s statement, he assumes "art as a spiritual force" approaching all that is not figurative or definitive but rather expressive and informal.
As he frees his art from the concrete world with a degree of independence from our visual references, he introduces us to a dimension made up entirely of realities that cannot be tied down to a simple object, space or time.
Untitled 2608, 2012, Edit on 1 of 5, Archival Fine Art Print, Silver Metallic 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
Toledano says: "My quest to understand the presence of man and things in the world has led me to find beauty and texture in the energy that emanates from, and surrounds all that is recognizable".
In his art, Toledano manages to create a sense of depth and three-dimensionality in scenarios that lack a tangible description of reality. The result is a poetic speech that penetrates once youâ€™ve satisfied your initial curiosity of trying to find out which object has been photographed.
He presents images of painterly qualities made up of lines, color, and movement that deny the original subject of its form. The use of color proves to be key in the creation of intricate and dynamic patterns and textures, resources that help enrich the complex abstract expressionist language of his work.
Untitled 2929, 2012, Edit on 1 of 5, Archival Fine Art Print, Silver Metallic 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
About the Artist
Ariel Toledano is a Venezuelan artist that lives and works in Caracas. He studied painting in the Escuela de Artes Visuales CristÃ³bal Rojas and graduated from the Hans Neumann Institute of Design. Dedicated exclusively to art for the last decade, he was granted the London International Ad Award, The New York Festival Award and a United Nationsâ€™ Recognition among others as director for film and television.
About the Gallery:
Alma Fine Art is a Gallery dedicated to photography and video. Alma officially opened its doors on September 2011, co-founded and managed by VerÃ³nica Grassi and Yanina Monti with the collaboration of Paula Calvo. Both Grassi and Monti were born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and are now living in Miami.