February 17 - April 17, 2024

Aliona Ortega Fine Art is pleased to present “Black & White”, a group exhibition featuring works by Jose M. Arellano (USA/b. Cuba), Ronald Dupont (Belgium), Jorge Enrique (USA/b. Cuba), Luis Garcia Nerey (USA/b. Puerto Rico), L’Atlas (France) and Joe Segal (USA).  Curated as an artistic dialogue between monochromatic artworks, the exhibition explores the profound impact of black and white (and all shades of grey in between). Through an array of paintings and sculptures spanning diverse mediums such as oil on canvas, acrylic on board, tar, resin, spray paint, carbon fiber, and wood, the show encompasses a spectrum of styles including realism, abstraction, kinetic “reverspective” (reversed perspective), and street art.

By stripping away the distraction of color, black and white imagery forces us to focus on the formal values of the artwork – contrast, texture, movement, the subject matter, and concept. This limited palette introduces a simplicity and directness often lost if the image is in full color. Black and white, and its infinite number of gradations, somehow conveys emotion in a way that color images simply cannot.


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