Alberto Galvez: encajes de la mirada

7 - 23 August 2015

In this exhibition, renowned Spanish painter Alberto Galvez continues his exploration of the notion of the gaze in western art. His bold figures look out from a timeless place into our world, just as we reflect back on theirs. Galvez’s work expresses an innate classicism and a respect for composition, form and content. Using the Renaissance technique of grisaille, he glazes his translucent colors in fine layers over the monochromatic lower registers of the painting. This effect creates an ethereal glow and gives his faces a transcendent quality. Presenting the viewer with a form of Mediterranean portraiture that stretches back to the Byzantine era, his paintings remind us that his subject is as contemporary as it is ancient.