Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, founded in 1995 with locations in New York and Santo Domingo, is proud to announce Fulgor, the first solo show in the Dominican Republic by renounced Spanish artist Santiago Ydáñez, which will take place on November 2 in its main location in Santo Domingo, Torre Piantini, from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
Fulgor is an impactful collection of works from 2010 to 2017, with more than a dozen large format paintings in acrylic on canvas, where the artist shows an impressive touch and fine gestures. He also integrates other objects from a recollection of vintage elements, which he intervenes and
appropriates, elevating them in what is considered “objet d’art”. In his artworks, he cultivates his non expressionist portraits, landscapes, and animal iconography.
According to Omar Pascual Castillo, a Cuban-born art critic living in Spain: “Ydáñez’s painting avoids being illusory, the force of his stroke fractures all illusion, it kills it, destroys it with strength stuck in time, made into gesture, never still, in that strange calmness that is the pictorial.”
Born in Jaén (1969), Ydáñez is acclaimed by Spanish and European critics as one of the most prestigious contemporary artists, after being rigorously evaluated by deep technical studies. A graduate in Fine Arts from Granada University, he has developed and consolidated a solid international reputation. As such, he has presented his art in different scenarios including Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Norway, France the United States and Canada.
Among his accomplishments, Ydáñez has been conferred with the ABC award for painting and awarded first Pintura Generación 2002 Caja Madrid prize. He has also received scholarships and grants from the Colegio de España in Paris and the Marcelino Botin Foundation in Santander. He has also completed artistic residences in both Academia de España in Rome and Casa Wabi in México.
His work is part of numerous collections, which include the National Center of Arts Reina Sofia Museum, Mojacar de Almeria Museum, Zabaleta Museum, Botin Foundation of Junta de Castilla-León, Sofia Imber of Caracas, L’Oreal of Madrid, Municipal Museum in Madrid, National Center of Arts Reina Sofia Museum and the ABC Collection of Madrid.
Fulgor will be open to the public until December 15th 2017.