Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce A Moment, an exhibition of recent paintings by Brooklyn-based, Spanish painter Santi Moix on view at 297 Tenth Avenue from June 23 – August 14, 2015. This is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery since 2007.
Santi Moix’s works have long been characterized by their accumulation of saturated biomorphic forms that are simultaneously figurative, narrative and abstract. In this vein, these new canvases mark a continuation of his signature collaged aesthetic. Moix works quite rapidly, exploring inspirations, ideas, and stories through a mass of studies in watercolor on paper pinned to the walls of his studio in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard. In a recent essay on the artist, contemporary art critic and curator Luca Beatrice cited what comes of this process as “generous, eclectic, no-holds-barred, pure energy,” and it is these energized studio materials that now serve as the basis for new compositions. Here, Moix returns to the central themes in his oeuvre, evoking plant and animal life by sifting through the breadth of studies and trial works on paper then collaging them onto large canvas backdrops. The result is an intricate, ethereal world that is Moix’s own.
Santi Moix was born in Barcelona in 1960. Recent solo exhibitions include “Brooklyn Studio,” M77 Gallery, Milon, Italy; “Santi Moix on Huckleberry Finn: Watercolors and Wall Dryawings,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; and “Las Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn,” Centro Cultural Fundación Cïrculo de Lectores, Barcelona, Spain. In 2013 he was commissioned for a 200-foot mural at Prada’s SoHo Epicenter. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, New York, Museo de arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina. Moix lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.