Paul Kasmin Gallery

Caio Fonseca - New Paintings · 293 Tenth Avenue

Caio Fonseca - New Paintings · 293 Tenth Avenue

pietrasanta p11.17 by caio fonseca

Caio Fonseca

Pietrasanta P11.17, 2011

pietrasanta p11.16 by caio fonseca

Caio Fonseca

Pietrasanta P11.16, 2011

fifth street c 11.63 by caio fonseca

Caio Fonseca

Fifth Street C 11.63, 2011

pietrasanta c11.51 by caio fonseca

Caio Fonseca

Pietrasanta C11.51, 2011

pietrasanta c11.53 by caio fonseca

Caio Fonseca

Pietrasanta C11.53, 2011

fifth street c11.61 by caio fonseca

Caio Fonseca

Fifth Street C11.61, 2011

Thursday, March 29, 2012Saturday, April 28, 2012


New York, NY USA

Press Release

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.

Caio Fonseca’s paintings have been exhibited internationally in both museums and galleries. His work was presented in retrospectives at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 2004 and at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), in Valencia, Spain in 2003. Fonseca’s paintings are in public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, including those of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and in New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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