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
Eduardo Pola
Contemporary Perspectives
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
Contemporary Perspectives
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • De Profundis   De Profundis
    Mixed Media on Wood
    32" x 13" x 8"
    Eduardo Pola

  • Mandala   Mandala
    Oil and Pyrogravure on Wood
    24" x 7" x 9"
    Eduardo Pola

  • Anima II   Anima II
    Oil and Pyrogravure on Wood
    14" x 12" x 12.5"
    Eduardo Pola

  • Ventana al Inconsciente  (Window to the Unconscious)   Ventana al Inconsciente
    (Window to the Unconscious)
    Oil on Wood
    10" x 11" x 5"
    Eduardo Pola

  • Sueño I  (Dream)   Sueño I
    (Dream)
    Oil and Gold Leaf on Wood
    7.5" x 7.5" x 5"
    Eduardo Pola


Eduardo Pola

EDUARDO POLA

Contemporary Perspectives
July 31 – August 20, 2015
Reception: Thursday, August 6, 2015 6-8 PM

Contemporary Perspectives
August 25 – September 12, 2015
Reception: Thursday, August 27, 2015 6-8 PM


Mixing industrial objects with classical painting, Eduardo Pola creates psychological explorations in materials as diverse as wood, watercolor, oil paint, charcoal, and gold leaf. Pola’s work mixes more than materials, melding an interest in allegory with introspective exploration of his subconscious desire to use various symbols. His subdued areas of paint on each piece of wood are often shot through with golden accents, which both embellish and offset the painted images. Textures mingle in Pola’s dynamic objects, while his organic painted forms find a match in the way the wooden pieces are manufactured, creating a careful spontaneity in each piece. His work is simultaneously personal and understandable in a traditional figurative context.

Pola’s last three years living on a farm in the woods of Tepoztlán, near Mexico City, have inspired him to re-contextualize his classical training into psychological pieces.  He strives, through his art, to show that it is possible to "encounter the Within," although there is "profound disconnection prevailing in our time.” He has been showing his work in Mexico and the U.S. since 1991.




Artists in this exhibition

Waiting for a KissThe Treasure is in your HandsMelted WomanDe ProfundisMandalaAnima IIVentana al Inconsciente (Window to the Unconscious)Sueño I (Dream)Angels