Underworld is the first formal introduction of paintings in Denver by Ramiro Smith Estrada, a bold emerging artist from Buenos Aires who merges potent historic references with intricate compositional sensibilities; a riveting graphic style with intellectual depth; and a broad color range that weaves a magnificent spell on the viewer. It’s an enticing combination for those seeking connections between gut-level street art and higher aims possible in today’s contemporary art discourse. Estrada will be in Denver through November 14th working in the well appointed residency space at the Taxi complex in RiNo, completing a new painting that riffs off of his most recent series “The Barbarian Invasions,” while further engaging with Denver’s dynamic art scene that engages patrons through the strong fall exhibition schedule. Plus Gallery is supporting an onsite exhibition of the artist’s works at the Taxi studio in order to further deepen Estrada’s connections with the local collector market.
A reception for Ramiro Smith Estrada will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 5-8pm. The studio is located on the ground floor right at the entrance of Taxi’s Flight Building at 3575 Ringsby Court, with ample parking to the North of the building.
Ramiro Smith Estrada, 1984, lives and works in Buenos Aires. He pursued University studies in Engraving at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino in 2007. He was selected to the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in the field of Engraving in 2010 and 2013, and to the Williams Award in 2012. In 2014 he was selected to the Contemporary Artistic Practices clinic (PAC, for its initials in Spanish) conducted by Gachi Prieto Gallery with teachers Eduardo Stupia, Rodrigo Alonso, Rafael Cippoletti and Andres Wassiman. The same year he took part of an Argentinian group exhibition at VICE Gallery in Wynwood Miami. In 2015 he participated in a residency at LaVallee in Brussels, Belgium. In 2017 he presented ¨CHETO¨ his fifth solo exhibition at Mundo Nuevo Art Gallery, (Buenos Aires) curated by Santiago Bengolea (coordinator of the Contemporary Space of Fundacion PROA). Estrada visited Denver for the first time in the summer of 2018 for a month-long residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, where he first connected with Plus Gallery owner Ivar Zeile.
Plus Gallery has enriched Denver’s contemporary art scene since 2001, providing one of the leading, reputable platforms for prestigious artist representation and exhibitions of note in the region. The gallery was previously located at the corner of 25th and Larimer in North Downtown Denver, in one of Denver’s most iconic redevelopments at the Benjamin Moore Paint Factory. Since releasing the physical gallery space in 2014, Plus Gallery owner and director Ivar Zeile has focused exclusively on art consulting and private dealing in support of high-level community exhibitions involving select represented artists. Zeile’s expertise lies in connecting singular, forward thinking artists and their work with collections seeking a level of prestige and awe outside the status quo. Zeile is also developing an exciting, innovative tech-based art initiative through Denver Digerati, a platform for advancing digital animation and motion-based works as new forms of public art through Denver’s unique outdoor LED screen infrastructure. All inquiries should be directed to [email protected]
Plus Gallery artist monographs are available through on demand printing, including “Jenny Morgan – RISE” (2016), “Jenny Morgan: We are all setting suns” (2012), “Jenny Morgan: New Territory” (2009), “Xi Zhang – Paintings 2014-2016” (2016) and “Xi Zhang: Dream Dusts”(2011).
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