530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Donato Grima
Metamorphosis
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Las Siamesas   Las Siamesas
    Ink on Paper
    35.5" x 25.5"
    Donato Grima

  • El Dia Que Dionysos Descubre Que Es Un Mito   El Dia Que Dionysos Descubre Que Es Un Mito
    Acrylic on Fibra
    24" x 24"
    Donato Grima

  • Madame T.T.   Madame T.T.
    Oil on Fibra
    29.5" x 36"
    Donato Grima

  • The Social Workers   The Social Workers
    Acrylic on Fibra
    29.5" x 39.5"
    Donato Grima

  • Nadie Mira III   Nadie Mira III
    Acrylic on Fibra
    27.5" x 20"
    Donato Grima


Donato Grima

DONATO GRIMA

Metamorphosis
November 11 - December 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday November 16, 2017 6-8 PM

Donato Grima describes his paintings as “the result of a visceral attitude”. Stormy and sensual, Grima’s work treats the human body itself as a force of nature. He paints the body, particularly the female nude, writhing in action. They double over; they slink; they lean into the wind. Their bodies are outlined with inky black curves and soft highlights on delicate flesh. They act out relationships in voyeuristic compositions and otherwise engage the viewer, offering themselves up for empathy. However, despite their expressive body language the figures often turn their faces away, suggesting both anonymity and universality.

Grima has been compared to Goya for his skill in depicting contemporary social issues, particularly political ones. But his work is, in the end, a singular mix of the ghostly spirit of draftsmanship, the austerity of monochrome, and the impact of large scale imagery.

Grima was born in Argentina and has also lived in Venezuela and Spain. He has exhibited widely in such countries as Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, the United States, Germany, and Argentina.