Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 15; 6 – 8pm
The Proposition is pleased to present Ricardo Chavarria’s first New York solo exhibition.
These new paintings explode beyond the physical boundaries of his former work, creating a new parameter in which improvisation takes place within the strict rules of symmetry and form.
In Chavarria’s practice, plastic syringes and squeeze bottles are used to control the flow of the paint. The color choices, textures and the forms created are arbitrary. The challenge is in finding ways to use these elements in a manner that creates the pulse or energy inevitably conveyed by these visual mantras.
Ricardo Chavarria was born in El Paso, TX in 1980. He studied at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. His career as a sound engineer began in New York in 1999 at The Knitting Factory. Since then, he has worked in world-class recording studios in NYC and London including Quad Recording, Sony Studios, and The Hit Factory. Artists he has worked with include Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, and The Pet Shop Boys. He lived in Brooklyn, NY from 1999-2009. Since 2008 he has focused exclusively on painting and now has his studio in El Paso. His works are in private collections throughout the United States.