Alejandro CORUJEIRA Argentinian, b. 1961

Alejandro Corujeira studied at the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires before moving to Madrid in 1991.

 

He was the youngest artist in the ground-breaking exhibition curated by Mari Carmen Ramirez 'El Taller Torres Garcia: The School of the South' at the Huntington Art Gallery, in Austin, Texas which anchored his practice in pre- Columbian Abstraction.

 

His painting combines intersecting, rhythmic lines over fields of colour, resulting in beautifully meditative works that invite close inspection. With a strong connection to Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain series, Corujeira's work has a poetic grounding. Far from being a disjointed clutter, Corujeira's line is balanced and deeply considered. Through thinning slow-drying acyclic paint and applying it gradually to the canvas in successive layers, Corujeira’s earthy tones seek to create an experience of absolute contemplation for the viewer. In conversation with the author Kevin Power, Corujeira remarks ‘I interpret my painting as a way of being in this world, a way of establishing mechanisms to comprehend reality, rather than painting as a carrier of ideas.’

 

He recently had an individual section in the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, and has work in the collections of the Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, where he had a solo exhibition in 2002.

 

Alejandro has held solo exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Carácas Sofía Ímber in Venezuela; the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Panama and the Museo Bartola in Gijon. Corujeira’s work has been included in the III Havana Biennial and is on display in the 33rd São Paulo Biennial.

 

Alejandro Corujeira’s work is featured in the collections of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Panama; the Fundación Coca-Cola in Madrid; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; the Spanish Bank Collection; the Museo Municipal de Madrid; the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas; the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia; the Todisa Collection and the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection.