While it is true that Alejandro Vidal explicitly presents a certain aestheticism of violence, evoking close-up the non-victimised faces of fragility, starting from the grounds provided by awareness of the human condition we discover mythical and aural characters, the warriors of an epic limit who hurl themselves into the depths of experience, baring their teeth at fear.
We may conclude therefore that the strength and sensuality of the images in the present selection of works encompass a great representation of intensity. Gospel truth, shamanic ecstasies and hidden pleasures. Alejandro Vidal presents a set of epiphanic tales, of encounters with our brutal selves.
Alejandro Vidal has had recent solo exhibitions at Kling & Bang Gallerie in Reykjavik, Galerie Adler in New York and Frankfurt, MOT in London, Play Platform for Film & Video in Berlin, Fundació ”la Caixa”, Caixaforum in Barcelona (Espai Montcada), Galleria Artra in Milan, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. His work has also been included in recent group exhibitions like Time Code at the MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Aggression at the Kunsthalle Winterthur in Switzerland, System Error at the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Italy, Repeat All at the Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile, Busan Biennale in Korea, Youth of Today at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Crime and Punishment at the Tallinn Kunstihoone in Estonia, Naked Life at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan, and Personne n’est innocent at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France.
The artist will be present before the opening and during the vernissage. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue. For more information, please contact us at the gallery.