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b. 1965, Oporto, PT
Lives and works in Toledo, ES

Jorge Galindo, one of the foremost Spanish painters of his generation, studied under Julian Schnabel in the workshops of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. After working in collage and photomontage, the artist developed his adroit painterly style. Galindo’s large-scale canvases are marked by an aesthetics of excess, featuring bold, expressive brushstrokes, splatters, marks, and sometimes collage elements that cultivate a sense of layered lushness and frenzy.  Amidst his gestures, glimmers of formal recognition appear – most frequently, of flowers.  As beautiful as they are recycled, Galindo is fascinated by unreal depictions of these plants, full of metaphoric potential.  In some canvases, the artist first silkscreens the fabric with patterns or depictions of flowers, recalling a practice popularized by Pop artists of the late 20th century.  But the artist is interested less in irony and simulations, and more in the sensuality of paint, as the action painters were. Galindo sometimes plays with features of kitsch in an effort to turn a fixed entity, like a rose, into something more dreamlike and surprising—into works that engage the whole body rather than just the eyes.

Jorge Galindo (b. 1965, Oporto, PT; lives and works in Toledo, ES) has exhibited internationally, at institutions including the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.  His collection placements include Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; Museo Helga de Alvear, Cáceres; Museo Marugame Hirai, Japan; ING Belgium Collection, Brussels; among many others.

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