We are pleased to exhibit a new body of works by Spanish born, New York based artist Antonio Murado. In Leda, Murado continues to explore ideas from previous works; alternating between both abstract and landscape painting.
In recent years the artist has produced large expansive canvases that are heavily monochromatic in tone. The emphasis is on the medium itself and explores the alchemy of paint and varnish and the effect these have layered upon one another. In this new series, Murado continues this investigation with fields of abstract gestures in soft muted tones, and returns to his more iconic layering of delicate blooms and petals. These flowers are formed not with a brush but by blowing and scraping the oil paint onto the surface. The resulting works have a simplistic and elegant ease with the surface creating unique textures and depth within the varying layers.