Jorge Queiroz - Waiting on the Sand

I fell hard for Jorge Queiroz's paintings at Sikkema Jenkins. I was reminded of early Jim Lutes, Chicago imagists and a little Gauguin and a lot of luscious gooey paint.

Corina Larkin reviewed Queiroz 2010 show for the Brooklyn Rail and remarked

his creations are about the act of looking, and all that entails in a post-Freudian world. It’s no easy task to confront these dark, complex and often unsettling pictures. But the reward is great—an unusual, visually stimulating experience with plenty of room for the mind to wander.

I have to say I did not find this show dark, the paintings felt more like a reflection on thinking, a way of ordering, organizing and imagining the world.
H for Heads, 2012
Oil stick and vinyl ink on canvas
63 x 71 inches

Waiting on the Sand, 2012
Oil stick and vinyl ink on canvas
63 x 71 inches


Detail
The Mummy and the Astronaut, 2012
Oil stick and vinyl ink on canvas
63 x 71 inches

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