March 26, 2012

Caio Fonseca: New Paintings at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Caio Fonseca
New Paintings

March 29 - April 28, 2012
293 Tenth Avenue

Private view February 29, 2012, 6 – 8pm

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of some 20 new paintings by Caio Fonseca (American, b. 1959). This show, his fifth with Paul Kasmin Gallery, is the artist’s first New York exhibition in five years.

Fonseca has created a new body of work, using a freshly invented visual language. This work represents a bold departure in both spirit and technique from the work for which Fonseca is most known. Gone are the over-painting, ground form relationships, and embellishments present in work of the last ten years. Here, irreducible forms in precise architecture belie their apparent rigor. One form through its placement creates the form beside it, which in turn creates the next, activating both the vertical and horizontal forces in a uniquely processional movement. Working in both large-scale and intimate formats, these new paintings collectively announce a bold and distilled vision.

Image: Caio Fonseca, Fifth Street C11.29, 2011. Mixed media on canvas, 92 x 72 inches.

Paul Kasmin Gallery
293 Tenth Avenue
511 West 27th Street
515 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
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