Agustin Sirai, ‘Landscape’, 2015, Praxis

About Agustin Sirai

Agustin Sirai abstracts nature from its realistic context, placing it surreally on the canvas in paintings that render familiar pictorial elements against white backgrounds. The painting (All the Things Involved in the Production of) this Painting (2014) depicts every object from the painter’s studio: scissors, paint, and tools seem to float in mid-air. Flowers Find their Perfume Useful (2015) takes the same spacious compositional approach, only with single scattered flower heads, while durational video works like La Planta (2014) consider the nature of time in relation to painting.

Argentine, b. 1978, La Plata, Argentina