SUGA Art Gallery presents Jose Luis Aldana: Living Natures opening reception
Living Natures features works from Jose Luis Aldana’s series Amorosas, completed between 2002 and 2003. These works exhibit his particular and dynamic style of landscapes, enhanced by curious elements of inspiration such as toys, people and women. Within these environments Aldana combines techniques of mosaics, woodwork and stained glass thought painting, always in tribute to tropical nature.
Aldana’s work looks to engage the viewer in an intimate way. More than a complacent look, he pursues to subvert the order of the gaze. Through the visual rhythms created, a monotone chromatic makes way for a private communication between the spectator and the piece. There is an intrinsic need for a visual chaos as every space is filled and engaged. His themes are purposefully infantile, looking to bring a message of honesty and playfulness.