Durban Segnini Gallery
proudly announces

SEGUÍ

Nov. 22nd, 2013 – Feb. 15, 2014

Opening Reception
In the presence of the artist
Friday Nov. 22nd, 7 – 10 pm
Catalogue Essay written by Ana María Escallon.
Navigational Chart

Durban Segnini Gallery
3072 SW 38thAve.
Miami, Fl 33146

gallery@durbansegnini.com
www.durbansegnini.com

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Seguí

November 22, 2013 – February 15, 2014

“Antonio Seguí has created a language of his own that expresses a way of being and a way of thinking. He has invented an urban universe that accommodates every purpose and nonsense of his creative imagination. He is a draftsman, a painter, an engraver, an illustrator of beautiful books and a sculptor of a world that he has slowly created. He tackles it by experimenting and through the autonomy of his unique language. This universe of figures, forms and colors has included various points of reference— some of which he committed to memory, but others that include sensations or situations of interest to him about his everyday life which he sometimes uses in his back- grounds. Seguí lives the eternal duality of the artist who faces two worlds: the external and the internal.

Antonio Seguí, De 1 a 100, 2012, Acrylique sur toile, 146 x 114 cm / 57.4 x 44.8 in.
Antonio Seguí, De 1 a 100, 2012, Acrylique sur toile, 146 x 114 cm / 57.4 x 44.8 in.

Antonio Seguí absorbed the caricature style as his artistic proposition, a fundamental component in the history of Argentinean art…Since he was little, Seguí would analyze the components that were to become part of his mode of expression: a personal visual model that he carries out while painting the human condition. That is why his representations possess an epistemology of archetypes of formal man in the midst of the asphalt metropolis in which he lives. Present in his work is also the intention of participating in the reality of his life, where, using irony, he manifests his rebellious discomfort.
Antonio Seguí knows the history of his notable territories. Many of them are about his native city, the gaucho tradition, tango, milonga or the taste of mate. Antonio Seguí paints while he narrates stories of belonging, with an imagination always on the present time that recovers images from the past. But just like the images of recollections, they are fragments: stories mixed with cinematic flashbacks that come to his mind, impregnated with everyday moments… Almost all of Antonio Seguí’s men are urban men. They have always been, even when some of them are there only as landscape.

Antonio Seguí, ¿Sabrán lo que Quieren? 2013, Acrylique sur toile, 146 x 114 cm : 57.4 x 44.8 in.
Antonio Seguí, Recuerdos de Provincia, 2012, Acrylique sur toile, 200 x 200 cm : 78.7 x 78.7 in

Another symptomatic component of his work is the sense of wandering. In spite of his discomfort, Seguí states that it is better to be an Argentinean in Paris than a Cordoban in Buenos Aires… In Antonio Seguí’s world, irony is an accessory and part of the Córdoba idiosyncrasy. The comical ironic playful, which is an almost perverse combination, is part of the ensemble. His works contain mildness and severity. Joyful laughter and judgmental mockery, the basic and the trivial… Antonio Seguí was born on January 11, 1934, in Córdoba, a city inhabited by the soul of Don Quixote because Sancho Panza still lived the dreams of his heroes as examples of life.” Apropriation and fragments from the catalogue’s essay Navigational Chart by Ana María Escallon

Antonio Seguí, Recuerdos de Provincia, 2012, Acrylique sur toile, 200 x 200 cm : 78.7 x 78.7 in
Antonio Seguí, El Sol Se Va y a Nadie le Interesa, 2013, Acrylique sur toile, 146 x 114 cm : 57.4 x 44.8 in

About Durban Segnini Gallery

Its present director and owner Cesar Segnini founded Durban Segnini Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970. The gallery specializes in contemporary painting and sculpture with particular emphasis in artists who have worked with abstract expressionism, abstraction, constructivism, geometric and kinetic art. Simultaneously, the Gallery strives to promote and diffuse new artistic values as well as the historical vanguards that have influenced them. Since 1992 exhibitions are open to the public all year round in their galleries in Miami, Florida, which includes the Coral Gables gallery in the border of the city of Miami and a new project in the Wynwood Arts District, an area where a group of major international galleries have concentrated. Worldwide, Durban Segnini Gallery is known for its expertise in such areas as the integration of artworks to architectural spaces as well as for its customized consultant services to private collections.


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