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Jeronimo Elespe

2nd Floor

March 30 – May 6, 2023

man sitting at a table

Talante Crítico, 2023
Oil on aluminum
8 x 6 in
20.3 x 15.25 cm

large abstract painting

Tamiz, 2023
Polymer acrylic, pigmented ink, and pencil on linen
55 1/8 x 39 3/8 in
140 x 100 cm

painting of an interior

Salón, 2023
Oil on aluminum
12 x 10 in
30.5 x 25.4 cm

painting of a person on a sofa

Pormenor, 2023
Oil on aluminum
15 x 9 7/8 in
38 x 25 cm

large abstract work on paper

Considerada, 2023
Ink and wax pastel on paper
40 1/8 x 28 3/4 in
102 x 73 cm

small abstract work on paper

El Foco, 2023
Ink and pencil on paper
5 x 5 1/8 in
12.8 x 12.9 cm

small work on paper

Furtivo, 2023
Ink, acrylic, pencil, on paper (diptych)
5 1/2 x 4 3/8 in (Top panel)
14 x 11 cm
2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in (Bottom panel)
5.3 x 8.8 cm

abstract print

Los Nidos, 2023
Reduced woodcut print
17 5/8 x 10 7/8 in
44.7 x 27.5 cm
Edition 1/7

abstract print

Sencillo, 2023
17 5/8 x 10 7/8 in
44.7 x 27.5 cm
Edition 1/14

abstract print

Bruma, 2023
woodcut and etching on copper plate
10 1/4 x 6 1/8 in
26.2 x 15.7 cm
Edition 1/14

Van Doren Waxter is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Madrid-based Spanish artist Jeronimo Elespe, on view at 23 East 73rd Street from March 30 to May 6, 2023. The exhibition will include a suite of paintings on linen and aluminum, drawings, and prints. Celebrated for his hallucinatory, often miniaturist paintings and drawings made in small, dappled brushstrokes, the late Peter Schjeldahl enthused in The New Yorker that Elespe possesses “a brooding and delicate way with grays [that] evokes the austere, magical gravitas of Spanish classical painting—by Velázquez, even” and that his “layered, tiny, sensitive strokes build to monumental effect.”

An installation of works spanning a variety of media, materials, and substrates will illustrate the dialectic nature of Elespe’s multidisciplinary practice. Paintings, drawings, and prints will be interspersed, highlighting the artist’s interconnected, idiosyncratic, and layered approach to image-making. The display of varied media side by side is in line with many of the broader questions guiding Elespe’s practice. Both explicitly and implicitly Elespe explores metaphorical horseshoes between seemingly opposing conceptual binaries. Dreams and memories are often the subjects of his work, depicting the intangible realm of the mind onto tangible art objects. The subjects displayed in each piece often slip between obscuring ethereal shrouds and visible corporeal forms.