Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present a solo booth of new paintings by Jorge Galindo at the Independent Art Fair. This is the gallery's first time participating in the fair.
Jorge Galindo was born in 1965 in Madrid, Spain. Trained in the workshops of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, his artistic oeuvre spans more than three decades. Galindo is known for his large-scale expressionist paintings in oil, featuring unrestrained brushwork and a brimming dynamism that reflects the artist’s physical process of painting. Galindo’s gestural marks— splatters, sprays, and swaths of bright colors— attest to his unrivaled skill as a draftsman of the painted stroke, as well as a colorist and a master of composition.
Galindo’s paintings of flowers created between 2020 – 2021 further his formal exploration into reproduction, and printed and painted compositions of floral imagery. His visceral marks in paint animate the traditional still life motif, pushing the realism of a 17th century Dutch flower painting into the realm of abstraction. The subject matter first appeared in Galindo’s work in 2009, inspired by a floral still life by Henri Fantin-Latour that was reproduced as the cover art of the English rock band New Order’s 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies. Galindo returned to the subject of flowers in 2019, in a collaboration with the Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar. Combining elements of painting, photography, and collage, he enlarged a series of Almodóvar’s still life photographs as the ground for new paintings, which the duo realized together— applying paint with brushes as well as with their hands and feet. This ongoing exploration continues in his recent series.
Galindo’s work has been exhibited internationally including at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, and The Hall Art Foundation Schloss Derneberg, Germany.
Galindo lives and works in Toledo, Spain.