JULIO LARRAZ

October 15 – November 14, 2015

The Last Sight of M.Y. Lower Matacumbe, 2011, Oil on canvas, 38 x 51 1/4 inches, 96.5 x 130.2 cm, AMY#22033
Coming Home, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22222
The Warlock's Lair, 2014, Oil on canvas, 78 x 60 inches, 198.1 x 152.4 cm, AMY#21633
The Faint Light of Proxima Centauri, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 inches, 182.9 x 243.8 cm, AMY#21641
Light at the Bay of Mirrors, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22219
One Day in October, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 72 inches, 153 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22221
In Our Constellation, 2014, Oil on canvas, 71 1/8 x 59 3/4 inches, 180.7 x 151.8 cm, AMY#22215
Presuntos Implicados, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22385
Reception Committee, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22041
A la Orilla del Santa Ana, 2014, Oil on canvas, 71 3/4 x 60 inches, 182.2 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22504
Guanahacabibes, 2015, Oil on canvas (triptych), 60 x 72 inches (left and right panels), 72 x 60 inches (center panel), 152.4 x 182.8 cm, 182.8 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22508
The Asterion Code, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22028
The Wind Blown Villa Anatolia, 2014, Oil on canvas, 34 x 46 inches, 86.3 x 116.8 cm, AMY#22501
Nessun Dorma, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 78 inches, 152.4 x 198.1 cm, AMY#21636
Grandpa, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22027
The Point House at Cape Laplace, 2014, Oil on canvas, 74 1/2 x 84 1/2 inches, 189.2 x 214.6 cm, AMY#22034
La Sala de las profecias, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.8 cm, AMY#22503
The Ice, 2001, Oil on canvas, 72 3/8 x 59 inches, 183.8 x 149.9 cm, AMY#22026
On the Edge, 2002, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22553
Obsession, 2002, Oil on canvas, 39 1/4 x 51 1/8 inches, 99.7 x 129.5 cm, AMY#22691
Homage to Carmen Miranda II, 2003, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22692
Ancient Leaves, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.8 cm, AMY#22500
On the Santa Ana, River of Memories, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 71 3/4 inches, 152.4 x 182.2 cm, AMY#22505
All Honorable Men, 2006, Oil on canvas, 63 3/4 x 55 3/4 inches, 161.9 x 141.6 cm, AMY#22371
Dans L'Ombre de Mont Sainte Victoire, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22029
Retrato de Familia, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22373
Vanilla Ice and Kentucky Bourbon, 2014, Oil on canvas, 72 1/4 x 83 3/8 inches, 183.5 x 211.8 cm, AMY#22502
Soprano, 2014, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22031
Sunset at Cape Laplace, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22377
A Man Named Ezekiel, 2015, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.8 cm, AMY#22509
At the Gates of Troy, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22693
Dreaming in Longhi, 2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 1/8 inches, 182.9 x 152.7 cm, AMY#22511
Fabiola in the War Room, 2015, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22507
Juicio Sumarísimo, 2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22657
J. Campamento y Madrigales, 2015, Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22678

Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Julio Larraz. The exhibition will open on 15 October 2015 and will remain on view through 14 November 2015. A public reception for the artist will be held on 15 October from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Donald Kuspit.

Julio Larraz paints deeply layered satires of art and life. He is a visual philosopher interchanging reality and imagination. Without being hyper-realistic, fragments of scenes are revealed with abundant descriptions.

Larraz’s paintings are dominated by imposing landscapes, powerful seas, enigmatic space scenes, and elegant individuals wearing resplendent attire that call into question the meaning of beauty.

His use of luminous, scintillating, completely translucent light is attributed to that of the tropics, a subject which reflects Larraz’s passionate attachment to his Cuban, Latin American identity.

These images come to him as if in a dream and his works are a continuous attempt to capture them before they disappear.

Again and again we are compelled to visualize objects, people, and places that are not present in his compositions. We are asked to complete the narrative.

JULIO LARRAZ (b. 1944 in Havana, Cuba) is the son of a newspaper editor and began drawing at a very early age. After moving to the United States in 1961, Larraz began to draw political caricatures that were published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Vogue Magazine, among others. In 1967, he turned his attention solely towards painting.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions, such as “Rules of Engagement,” Contini Art UK, London, England; “Two Hundred Years in Power,” Galeria Arteconsult, Panama City, Panama (in collaboration with Ascaso Gallery, Miami, FL); “Coming Home,” Ascaso Gallery, Miami, FL; “Omaggio Julio Larraz,” Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy; “Julio Larraz,” Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY; “Julio Larraz,” Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy (in collaboration with Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy); and “Julio Larraz,” The Bellevue, Biarritz, France (in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY).

Recent group exhibitions include “Los Imaginarios Urbanos,” Galeria Enlace—Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru; Ascaso Gallery, Art Wynwood, Miami, FL; “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; “Papertrail,” Latin American Masters, Santa Monica, CA; and “FIA,” Galería de Arte Ascaso, Caracas, Venezuela.

Larraz has been the recipient of many awards from Center for the Arts and Education, New York, NY; FACE, Miami, FL; the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; and Instituto de Educación Internacional, New York, NY.

In addition, his work may be found in many public and private collections, including Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogatá Colombia; Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA; American Express Bank, Paris, France; First Pennsylvania Bank, Philadelphia, PA; and World Bank, Washington D.C.

Julio Larraz lives and works in Miami, FL.