Lot 45: Juan Perdiguero


Perro Indalo Naranja
2014
Ink on photographic emulsion 40 x 28 inches
Series: Indalo Dogs
Signed verso ink
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value
$1,800-$2,400

BIO: Juan Perdiguero, originally from Madrid, Spain, is a mixed media artist whose work combines photography and drawing. He holds a BFA (painting and art conservation) and a MFA from Madrid Universidad Complutense. He earned a MFA at SUNY Buffalo. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Fine Arts at the Universidad Compluense, Madrid, Spain. Perdiguero is a Professor in drawing at SUNY Oswego Department of Art and Design. He has exhibited his work in many galleries, museums and international biennials including Galeria Metropolitana, Galeria 3 Punts (Barcelona, Berlin), Twin Gallery (Madrid), Peter Taal Gallery (Rotterdam), The Alternative Museum, Exit Art (New York), Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester), Delaware Center for The Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), The European Drawing Triennial (Tallin, Estonia), the International XiAn Biennial (XiAn, China). His work is in numerous public and private collections in China, Europe, Latin America and the USA including those of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, MEAM (Museum of Contemporary Figurative Art, Barcelona) and the David Bowie collection.

STATEMENT: Juan Perdiguero’s works are mixed media drawings (combination of etching ink, poppy seed and linseed oil) on black and white or color photographic emulsion that has been previously light sensitized and chemically treated. He uses a freehand subtractive method to draw, where subtle values are the result of partially eliminating ink and leaving the photographic emulsion to become translucent while defining the visually compelling animal images. By using innovative ways of drawing that merge with photography, he creates images that are classical in appearance but contemporary in concept and technique. Above all, he looks for simplicity and balance and an ambiguous pictorial sense as a way to create images that a ract, seduce, confront and engage the viewer’s subconscious mind.


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