Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
Shop Talk and Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY is proud to present the solo gallery exhibition of artist Lillian Alonzo Marin from March 19 to March 26. Opening reception Thursday March 19, from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Shop Talk and Art Gallery located at 35 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Across the Street from BAM! - Brooklyn Academy of Music).
The New York based Mexican artist will be presenting her new series of paintings entitled 'The Journey'. The series of paintings consist of two-dimensional abstract mixed-media works in inks, watercolors and graphite on paper and canvas. Her art evokes spatial and spiritual realities that either exist or co-exist beyond our physical plane. Alonzo Marin uncovers a possible spiritual reality in images calling forth movement and metaphysics; where religion is replaced by a spirit's choice of existence whether or not adhering to universal spiritual laws.
Paintings in The Journey are created spontaneously, yet through an open and receptive sense of intention. Alonzo Marin's work reflects a spontaneous play where ideas, places, people or souls interact in an intermingling of sorts or in selective isolation. Images play, think, feel, experience and move. In this intuitive exercise, Alonzo Marin attempts to clarify the notions by which people understand the world, the afterlife and worlds beyond our own. Beings gain life through color and form, and choose their position in the spiritual realm.
Images know how they want to behave before the artist is aware of it. In a world within worlds, networks, positions, social classes, equality, inequality, trends, traditions, opportunity, freedom, repression, despair and utter joy, Alonzo Marin's work recreates what could be presently happening at any given moment, in any given universe, to any living being, in this world or the next. Each work is what it chooses to be; a reflection of the artist's inner world or of earthly and spiritual landscapes, perhaps both.
Lillian Alonzo Marin was born in Mexico City in 1974. At eight years of age, she and her family lived in the United States for a three-year period, where she discovered painting. Alonzo Marin grew up with deeply grounded roots in the Mexican and American cultures, experiencing and adapting to contrasts and similarities among its people and places.
She received a B.A. at the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico, and a M.A. at Columbia University in New York. With a deep commitment to giving back, she has worked for the Mexican Government, The United Nations, The World Bank, and in non-profit fundraising. She holds art studies in Studio Art from Parsons School of Design and Hunter College in New York City, Université Pierre Mendes France in Grenoble, France and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. Her work resides in private collections in Mexico City, Puebla, Mexico, Grenoble, France and New York City.
The artist has a second upcoming exhibition at the Pool Art Fair at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Chelsea, room 208, coinciding with the Armory Show in New York City, from March 6th to March 8th.
For more information as well as photographic images, please contact Lillian Alonzo Marin at (212) 380 8441