Monthly Archives: October 2012

Elger Aragundi, Art in the Museum Luis A. Noboa Naranjo

Thursday, October 4 of this year, the exhibition of visual artist, Elger Aragundi, born in Quito now living in Miami, US, was inaugurated at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum. 

Art from Elger Aragundi

Famed critic and art museum expert, Ines Flores, was in charge of presenting the artist and emphasized Aragundi’s intense work, indicating that his control over the color blue – by which he attracts audiences in the way he does  to his cow figure, “The Bowerbird” – is unique.  The influence, and Aragundi’s understanding, of the Austrian painter, Gustave Klimt, gives his work an elegance and sophistication that is difficult to surpass.

Among the guests were various members of the Eljuri family, among them, Olga Eljuri de Doumet and her husband, Juan Doumet, Rebeca Eljuri de Kronfle and Jorge Eljuri, Jr., as well as Juan Castro Velásquez,  Cecilia Niemes and Museum Director, Pablo Martínez Rojas.

 

Photo Gallery of the Exhibition “Night, Sea and Fantasy” will be presented, by the artist Elger Aragundi

Alvaro Noboa Museum is proud to present the photo gallery of the painting exhibition “Night, Sea and Fantasy” by the Artist Elger Aragundi.

Press Release Night, Sea and Fantasy Exposition

PRESS RELEASE

On October 4, at 19:00, the exposition entitled “Night, Sea and Fantasy” from plastic artist Elger Aragundi, will be exhibited at LUIS NOBOA NARANJO MUSEUM, located in P. Icaza 302 and Córdova, first floor.

A plentiful pictorial and photographic production defines the style of the wide campus where Elger Aragundi, a creative, curious, restless and innovative artist, moves with easiness and creativity. In a permanent confrontation with the traditional preconceptions, he adventures through roads where other artists have not set foot on, and produces art pieces with a very personal expression.

Elger Aragundi has positioned himself in the national and international plastic art scenario, as an artist who expresses successfully with his paintbrush and his camera. We’ll have to see which one would stand out in the future; or maybe, the restless author would add other languages to his artistic discourse.

Museum Director, Ab. Pablo Martínez Rojas invites the general public  to attend this magnificent pictorial exhibition.

ELGER ARAGUNDI BIOGRAPHY

His painting and photo-painting

Dra. Inés M. Flores

A plentiful pictorial and photographic production defines the style of the wide campus where Elger Aragundi, a creative, curious, restless and innovative artist, moves with easiness and creativity.

In a permanent confrontation with the traditional preconceptions, he adventures through roads where other artists have not set foot on, and produces art pieces with a very personal expression.

In his first book-object, Blue, he collects a series of paintings derived from his tireless search on the labyrinths of form and color, which revealed an inalienable desire to find new forms to express his feelings, his wishes, even his perception of the world that surrounds him.

In this book, and in his new White Book, both carefully and stylishly edited, the artist shows a coherent conceptual enunciation. In the first one, he displays a wide symbolic range with an evident spiritual burden and a very skillfully expression of lyrical character. This also manifests in the White Book, with smooth brushstrokes that complement the photographs wisely.

The second book, is more photographs of female nudity, as a new esthetic commitment, where the author privileges the female figure. They are beautiful shots very well and technically produced; pictures, as I said, in which the wise marks of a paintbrush are added, creating a kind of mixed pieces: photo-painting.

Elger has positioned himself in the national and international plastic art scenario, as an artist who expresses successfully with his paintbrush and his camera. We’ll have to see which one would stand out in the future; or maybe, the restless author would add other languages to his artistic discourse.

Hermel Quezada Exposition At Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum

Until October 3rd the exposition “Fragile” by Hermel Quezada, will remain open. According to  the critics, Quezada has moved from surrealism to pop art.

He states that man must stop deforestation and has to be in harmony with nature. That’s why he likes to portray coexisting wild and peaceful animals  in his paintings. In 1987, he started to paint with acrylic, then he moved to oil surrealistic painting. Due to health issues he is back to the acrylic and has changed his thematic.

Quezada is celebrating 25 years of artistic career. The poem Who?, accompanies his exposition “Fragile”, related to the defense of the environment.

“Who quiets the singing..of mockingbirds/ who dries the pond..of bathracians/ who with his terrible… lack of love/ reduces almost to zero…his spaces”.