Painting, drawing, multimedia installation
4 February - 28 March, 2020
Reception: Thursday, 6 February 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Press release: for immediate release
Receive the Blue.
Accomplish the Blue.
Be suspended in the Blue.
Greet and be greeted by the Blue.
Carry the Blue.
Witness the Blue.
The Blue inhales and exhales: anything is Blue.
- Oscar Figueroa, January 2020
We are delighted to present "Blue", Oscar Figueroa's fourth solo exhibition with Robert Kananaj Gallery. Figueroa’s art practice since the beginning is involved with the obvious. Observations appear as beginnings of unintended commitment: Neglected moments that everyone has, mundane yet genuine, invite transcendent experience.
The poetry of Oscar’s art practice is not for intellectual comfort, nor is it an attempt to compensate for anything. The artwork and the artist become the object, the witnessed moment, which in return invites curiosity that grows in the viewer beyond the artist's intent.
Oscar Figueroa (b. 1990, Hamilton, Ontario) currently lives and works in Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2013 with a BFA in Drawing & Painting, and a minor in English studies. He has exhibited solo and group shows in Toronto.