Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles now represents Guadalajara, Mexico–based artist Gonzalo Lebrija, who is perhaps best known for his painting series “Veladuras,” in which he layers shades of paint to create geometric abstractions.
There is a knowing wink in an exhibition titled “sophisticated shit.” Used by Spanish speakers when one has forgotten a particular word, the slang term chingadera inflects the practices on display here with jocularity, framing the work in a discourse of the not yet known.
Kohn Gallery , in Los Angeles, presents Chingaderas Sofisticadas , an unprecedented exhibition that brings together nine outstanding artists living in Guadalajara, whose varied practices contribute to the growing cultural ascent and international recognition of that Mexican city.
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1972
Lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico
Gonzalo Lebrija has been working for some time on the aesthetic experience of frozen instant. His work is in the poetical field of conceptual perpective, always as a witness of the passage of time as the moment that elapses between life and death.
Gonzalo Lebrija was co-founder and co-director of OPA, Oficina de Proyecto de Arte in Guadalajara, Mexico.