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Julio Larraz: Coming Home    Nov 30, 2013 - Feb 27, 2014

One Day in October
Julio Larraz
One Day in October, 2013
Sunday on the Narragansett
Julio Larraz
Sunday on the Narragansett, 2013
Julio Larraz
Desplante, 2013
Across the Bay of Mirrors
Julio Larraz
Across the Bay of Mirrors, 2013
Coming Home
Julio Larraz
Coming Home, 2013
Cosette Aboard La Tremebunda
Julio Larraz
Cosette Aboard La Tremebunda, 2012
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Ascaso Gallery
2441 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, Fl 33127
Requests the pleasure of your company at the opening reception
Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

The directors of Ascaso Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of recent work by the Cuban-born artist, Julio Larraz, on November 30, 2013. The exhibition represents the first show of Larraz’s work in Miami for the last twenty five years. The exhibition will feature several large paintings on canvas, including the 2013 oil paintings Desplante, Coming Home, and Sunday on the Narragansett, as well as many pastel and watercolors. Commenting on the occasion, Antonio Ascaso said, “With Miami becoming a world-class arts capital, it was time to honor one of its great artists. We felt strongly about the timing of Larraz’s career and the city’s tremendous steps forward in the arts.”

Larraz’s broad subject matter usually contains metaphors with a narrative that lies just below the surface. His work is characterized by a bold touch, beautiful light, and vibrant color. The works offer a glimpse into the artists’ world as well as pieces of the complete story. When interviewed for the film documentary The Mind’s Eye, Larraz stated, “The images come to me like a dream, and I do my best to make studies of them before they disappear. It’s like telling someone about a dream you had, it just becomes smoke before you finish the sentence."

Born in 1944 in Havana, Cuba, Larraz grew up in a home of cultural and intellectual distinction. His parents ran La Discusión, one of the oldest newspapers in Havana. His father had compiled one of the largest private libraries in the country comprising several hundred thousand volumes on painting, history, philosophy, and literature. When the family immigrated to Miami in 1961, this invaluable collection had to remain behind.

Larraz has lived in New York, New Mexico, Paris, Florence, and Miami. He continues to work on his sculptures in Pietra Santa, and maintains a studio in Colombia. He currently lives and works primarily in Miami.

Larraz’s most recent exhibitions include Julio Larraz: Treinta años de trabajo: obra sobre papel, at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia; which traveled to Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico; Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2004; Julio Larraz, Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France, 2008; and Julio Larraz, The Victorian Museum, Rome, Contini Gallery, Italy, 2012.

For a comprehensive look at Julio Larraz’s Curriculum Vitae please visit Juliolarraz.com or Havoli.com. HAVOLI Fine Art Management is the exclusive representative for gallery exhibitions, museum shows, and archives for the Catalogue Raissone.

The exhibition will begin November 30, 2013 and continue until February 27, 2014. A full color catalogue is available upon request.

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