San opens AUREA MEDIOCRITAS in MIlan on Thursday, November 25Juxtapoz // Sunday, 21 Nov 2010
Spanish fine artist, San, whom we have featured in the magazine before (August 2007, n79) and has made a t-shirt with us (all sold out, apologies), has his first ever solo show in Italy at The Don Gallery opening up this Thursday, November 25, entitled, AUREA MEDIOCRITAS. The last time we spoke with San, he was working in more earthtones, but now the work as adapted a blood red in his recent body of work.
While those in the United States are eating turkey dinners and watching Lions football, San will be in Milan opening a show. Who wins? Probably the latter.
We asked San about the show at The Don Gallery in Milan, and he left us with this:
This exhibition is presented as a new formal analysis of his career: A series of works on paper that means an aesthetically change from his last solo exhibition (Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona 2009) and a new approach to the categories that shape his work. "A hinge between painted drawing and drawed painting." Ignoring the recurrent problematic of mediums, the social-political speech and mannered aesthetics of the scene that defines his generation, the artist presents "AUREA MEDIOCRITAS" as a collection of reflections on the myths rooted in the world of art and its surroundings, providing a scathing critique but open at all times. Situations and attitudes most common and obvious in the life of an artist is for him a source of constant analysis: a battlefield where there are no fatal losses, but also glorious victories.
November 25—January 22, 2011
The Don Gallery