|Durban Segnini Gallery
cordially invites you
to the opening reception of
In the presence of the artist
November 22, 2013 â€“ February 15, 2014
Antonio SeguÃ, with his works suspended in the imagination, paints figures that are scattered about and have no spatial destination. But the verb is â€˜to be,â€™ to be human, human being, a verb that drowns in an uncertain definition because it has too many of them.
Words are another form of drawing. He constructs them and deconstructs them in multiple pictorial spaces. He assembles and dismantles the figure and continues with social topics in group portraits.
Men with synthetic anatomies dressed normally and wearing a hat, spelling a period of smarmed-down hairdos, ties that are an extension of their bodies, bow ties that are a meeting point between the head and the rest of the body. A fundamental rule of the well-dressed per- son does not go missing: socks with elastics. Urban men, figures constantly moving join together, with one figure extending into the next. Failed meetings are part of his rhetoric, individual loneliness that drowns in a cement well, or someone suffocating who sneaks his head out the window, or the cripple that walks on wheels. Body fragments that spin in space, the same way they scatter into the world, these wanderers with no destination.
Apropriation and fragments from the catalogueâ€™s essay Navigational Chart by Ana MarÃa Escallon.
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.
|3072 SW 38th Ave.
Miami, Fl 33146
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