Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of Alejandro Campins: Lapse at Sean Kelly, New York
February 12 - March 12, 2016
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of Alejandro Campins: Lapse at Sean Kelly, New York
February 12 - March 12, 2016
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of Alejandro Campins: Lapse at Sean Kelly, New York
February 12 - March 12, 2016
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Bunker, 2015
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45 x 60 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Viejo Fundamento, 2015
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45 x 60 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Enfriadero, 2015
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45 x 60 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Montaña de terciopelo, 2015
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45 x 60 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Molino, 2015
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45 x 60 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Obelisco, 2015 - 2016
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45 x 60 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Suspense, 2015 - 2016
oil on canvas
101 x 153 1/2 inches (256.5 x 390 cm)
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Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly Gallery

Frozen, 2015
oil and enamel on canvas
104 3/8 x 149 5/8 inches (265 x 380 cm)
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Press Release

January 21, 2016 – Sean Kelly is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Havana-based artist Alejandro Campins. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 11, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, the artist will be present.

This will be Campins’ first solo exhibition in the United States and the first time he is presenting works exclusively focused on the Cuban landscape. His practice is informed by a singular, painterly vision. Ambitiously drawing on history, architecture and the collective memory of his home country, Campins mixes media — oil, watercolor, pencil — to create hauntingly evocative, atmospheric paintings inhabiting a metaphysical space between reality and fiction. His enigmatic canvases allude to the anachronistic poetry and surrealist beauty of Cuba’s changing cultural landscape.

When asked about this new work, Campins stated, “I am interested in the idea of impermanence and how it manifests itself in nature and its relationship with architecture. The rural and urban landscape reflect the mental state of society, in these works I approach scenarios which for me have an "anonymous" aspect, sites that have lost their identity and express disinterest, transformation and the failures of ideologies.”

Alejandro Campins graduated from the Academia Profesional de Artes Plásticas “El Alba” Holguín, Cuba in 2000 and from the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba in 2009. Since then he has multiple solo exhibi-tions at galleries in Spain and Cuba and has been featured in numerous international group exhibitions, includ-ing Q & A the IDB Cultural Center Gallery in Washington, DC (2015); Cuba Contemporaine. Arte de la grande ile des Caraibes, Le Centre culturel du Manoir, Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland (2013); MEETING Havana Cul-tura: CHAPTER I // GULLIVER, at the Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany (2012); Inside confluences, the second edition of Contemporary Cuban Art at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, New Mexico (2009); and Far Far Away, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008). Campins work was featured at the 11th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2012), the 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt (2010), and Portugal Arte 10 EDP biennial, Lisbon, Por-tugal (2010). Campins was a finalist for the Farber Foundation’s inaugural Young Cuban Artist of the Year award in 2015.


For media inquiries, please contact: Christine McMonagle at 212.239.1181 or christine@skny.com

For other inquiries, please contact: Lauren Kelly at 212.239.1181 or lauren@skny.com

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday from 10am until 6pm.

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