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José Lerma

OLL KORRECT, 2010

Acrylic on canvas, used parachute
49 1/2 × 43 1/2 × 2 in
125.7 × 110.5 × 5.1 cm
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José Lerma
Spanish, b. 1971
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Claiming that “all art is about other art and about your parents,” José Lerma produces layered, exuberant mixed-media paintings, combining art-historical and biographical references into compositions at once abstract and figurative, humorous and dark, chaotic and controlled. In 2002, Lerma abandoned installation, video, and photography to focus on painting, a medium he has been exploring conceptually and materially ever since. As he explains: “I make paintings and works about painting.” Lerma’s influences—including R. Crumb, Pablo Picasso, Piero della Francesca, and Bruce Nauman—are as wide-ranging as his work. In addition to using paper and canvas, he has drawn and painted on office carpeting and towels and incorporated a metal cabinet and synthesizers into his compositions. Portraits of male figures recur in his works—simultaneously recognizable and obscured, they reveal both the process and the illusion of painting.

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About the work
Aspen Art Museum Benefit Auction

Kindly donated by the artist and Kavi Gupta

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Kindly donated by the artist and Kavi Gupta

Please note: After bidding closes on Artsy, bids on this piece will be transferred and executed at the silent auction component of ArtCrush on the evening of August 3, 2018.

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Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta
José Lerma
Spanish, b. 1971
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Claiming that “all art is about other art and about your parents,” José Lerma produces layered, exuberant mixed-media paintings, combining art-historical and biographical references into compositions at once abstract and figurative, humorous and dark, chaotic and controlled. In 2002, Lerma abandoned installation, video, and photography to focus on painting, a medium he has been exploring conceptually and materially ever since. As he explains: “I make paintings and works about painting.” Lerma’s influences—including R. Crumb, Pablo Picasso, Piero della Francesca, and Bruce Nauman—are as wide-ranging as his work. In addition to using paper and canvas, he has drawn and painted on office carpeting and towels and incorporated a metal cabinet and synthesizers into his compositions. Portraits of male figures recur in his works—simultaneously recognizable and obscured, they reveal both the process and the illusion of painting.

José Lerma

OLL KORRECT, 2010

Acrylic on canvas, used parachute
49 1/2 × 43 1/2 × 2 in
125.7 × 110.5 × 5.1 cm
Bidding closed
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