Javier Piñon – O Babalon

“O Babalon,” a show of new collage work from Javier Piñón is currently on display at ZieherSmith in NYC.

Javier Piñón - The Scarlet Woman - 2010
Javier Piñón, The Scarlet Woman, collage, 2010.

On the night this opened, we were wandering around Chelsea in the rain and came across a good friend and excellent painter. Without hesitating, he told us to make our way to see this exhibit. It became our next stop and we couldn’t have been more delighted at the suggestion.

Javier Piñón - Sibyl - 2010
Javier Piñón, Sibyl, collage, 2010.

The collages have a seamless quality and that spell is rarely broken. The exceptions, the areas that don’t quite work, serve as occasional reminders that the surface is not whole. This brand of tight technique stirs wonderfully with the mystic naughtiness of the content. The subjects are lost in ritual not entirely meant for our understanding but still manage to keep stride with the real world.

Javier Piñón - The Cave of Knowledge - 2010
Javier Piñón, The Cave of Knowledge, collage, 2010.

Javier Piñón
O Babalon
14 October – 13 November 2010

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

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