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Juan José Cambre, Chromatism

Hogar Collection
362 Grand Street, 718-388-5022
November 23, 2007 - January 14, 2008
Reception: Monday, November 26, 6 - 9 PM
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The Hogar Collection is very pleased to announce, Chromatism, the upcoming exhibition by internationally acclaimed Argentine painter, Juan José Cambre. His second solo exhibition at the gallery will feature recent works of abstracted landscapes and colorful monochromatic sequences. The word Chromatism can be defined as a hallucinatory perception of colored lights or as abnormal pigmentation. In either of these cases that example can ring true in Cambre’s work. In his search for a certain altruistic meaning of painting, he employs a process that is deep in minute subtleties. Dealing with light and ideas involving how indistinguishable changes can affect how the final image is perceived, his work delves into the purity of painting where sublimity transpires. Whether his subject is dealing with landscape, object or “pure” color, they all are a product of a process that painstakingly mutates and synthesizes layers upon layers of color, creating a final color that relies on everything that attempts to cover it. His direct and minimal approach strips down the subject to its barest means and terms, making it possible for him to keep his focus and aim on the objective of the practice of painting “nothing”.

Juan José Cambre was born in Argentina in 1948 and currently lives and works in Buenos Aires. His work has been widely exhibited internationally for over 30 years in galleries and institutions including; The Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, The PROA Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art in Caracas, The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico and The Argentinean Cultural Center in Milan, Italy among others.
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