Lapislázuli es una galeria arte online especializada en pintura contemporanea y focalizada en promocionar la obra de artistas a partir de la representación, la edición de catálogos y el comisariado de exposiciones con Armando Seijo, Javier Sánchez Bellver y Diego Cortés como artistas principales
OUR NEW WINDOW
11 AUGUST - 10 SEPTEMBER
OPENING 11 AUGUST 4PM
67 YORK STREET, W1H 1QB LONDON
TUE-SUN: 11AM-2PM / 3PM- 6PM
Trostianets train station. 2022. Oil on canvas.
60 x 90 cm
Lapislazuli gallery presents “Our New Window”, a solo exhibition running from 11 August to 10 September displaying the latest work of the London based artist Armando Seijo, known for his modern costumbrist lookout and expressionist style paintings, in the Marylebone's 67 York Street.
In a twist towards landscape depiction, the author explores the relationship between art and technology and approaches the current Ukraine war from a personal perspective, using a computer as a window for exploration in his aim to comprehend a conflict difficult to accept, that he simultaneously feels close and far. Seijo emphatizes with people whose lives got unexpectedly altered through a brutal and sadly ongoing invasion to their homeland, and he is moved by the fact that things can drastically change from one day to another.
Google Street View, an ambitious tool that recreates through an unprecedented photo mapping the pedestrian view of urban areas of the world, enables Armando Seijo to get a glimpse into a happily unupdated reality, that feels somehow familiar to him as it reflects a neighbouring society, finding evocative and inspiring scenes in innocent urban landscapes, today scenarios of a war.
Mapping technology is far from perfect. Shape anomalies, technical defects, colour aberration, distorted perspectives and unidentified artefacts are inherent to the landscape, fact that Seijo, fully aware of his own subjectivity towards reality, incorporates to his artwork with the premise that he is looking through a distorted lens and a digital window.
In his landscape depictions, he pursues the intangible attribute that makes places unique, distilling the genuine beauty of every day in an unconstrained way. His hope for a better future is conveyed by the expressiveness of his brushwork, and a warm colour palette that carries vital optimism, but also a nostalgia for the places he has only visited through his computer and will no longer be the same.
Our new window. 2018.
Oil on canvas. 100 x 75 cm
Odessa, sea front view by the Nemo Hotel. 2022.
Oil on canvas. 120 x 80 cm
Street view by the Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine, Kyiv. 2022. Oil on canvas. 100 x 100 cm
Zebra Crossings. Komsomol's'kyi Ave. Donetsk Oblast. 2022.
Oil on canvas. 76 x 122 cm
Hotel Ukraine, Chernihiv Oblast. 2022. Oil on canvas. 69 x 90 cm.
Flea Market. 2022.
Oil on canvas. 30 x 40 cm
Potemkin stairs. 2022.
Oil on canvas. 100 x 80 cm
Lorries to Odessa containing wheat and corn. 2022.
Oil on canvas. 76 x 102 cm