Jorge Galindo: Postcard Paintings

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Obermarkt 51, 82418, Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany
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Jorge Galindo: Postcard Paintings

Murnau am Staffelsee

Jorge Galindo: Postcard Paintings
to Sun 16 May 2021
Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Artist: Jorge Galindo

“Here is a poetics of excess, of spilling out, of pouring out, of walking over, of smearing, of squeezing, etc. He opens up holes in the body wall and then covers them over again with cob-web, or let us see the dark forests that the explorers dreamt off even when they were in the very midst of them. He likes the physical sensuality of paint, the way it mixes, blends, congeals, floats, and bleeds together.“
KEVIN POWER, “Jorge Galindo. Sewing it all up”. 1994

PULPO GALLERY opens its new location with a solo show by Spanish artist Jorge Galindo, entitled Postcard Paintings.

Artworks

Gran Bouquet, 2020

Oil and inkjet print on canvas
98 3/8 x 236 1/4 x 2 in / 250 x 600 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Confesiones De Una Musica Pintada, 2020

Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in / 240 x 200 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Las Fatales Adolescentes, 2020

Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 63 x 2 in / 200 x 160 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Braojos, 2020

Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in / 240 x 200 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Dis Paris, 2021

Oil on printed canvas
78 3/4 x 94 1/2 x 2 in 200 x 240 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Souvenir (Postcard Painting), 2021

Oil on printed canvas
78 3/4 x 53 1/8 x 2 in 200 x 135 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Ventana al Cielo, 2020

Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in 240 x 200 x 5 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Souvenir (Murnau II), 2021

Oil on printed canvas
76 3/4 x 118 1/8 in 195 x 300 cm
Copyright Jorge Galindo

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Souvenir (Murnau I), 2021

Oil on printed canvas
76 3/4 x 118 1/8 in 195 x 300 cm
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The exhibition presents new paintings completed in 2020 and 2021 including two works specifically catering to the new Murnau location. Initially conceived as a floral springtime show, these works now unfold all their power in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Jorge Galindo’s Postcard Paintings are of monumental scale. To call them floral still lifes doesn’t do them justice. The combination of silk-screened canvases and dynamic brushstrokes builds a bridge between romantic longing and contemporary painting.

“I like to use postcards as sketches because I am very interested in the old floral imagery which consists of unreal compositions and colours.”, says Galindo.

His fascination with postcards, when viewed against the backdrop of social distancing and isolation, brought about by the COVID pandemic, shines a special light on his work. What’s the meaning of postcards in a time where photos and messages are conveyed via social media, oftentimes before the sender even grasps their meaning? Doesn’t a postcard, handwritten and carefully selected, carry new significance, in a time where special occasions cannot be celebrated in the company of others? What do postcards mean when the journeys from which they greet do not take place?

Galindo’s three decade long practice shows a broad body of work. His Œuvre includes painting, collage, photomontage and gestural abstraction. His training at the Talleres de Arte Actual – part of the non-profit cultural institution Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid – proofed a lasting influence. It was here that he first met Julian Schnabel in the 1990s who to this day is a huge admirer of his work. Galindo was born in 1965 in Madrid and works and lives in the province of Toledo, Spain.

Courtesy of the artist and PULPO GALLERY, Murnau am Staffelsee


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