Postcard Paintings: by Jorge Galindo

19 April - 16 May 2021
  • Jorge Galindo

  • "I like to use postcards as sketches because I am very interested in the old floral imagery which consists of unreal compositions and colours."

  • Jorge Galindo, SOUVENIR (Postcard Painting), 2021

    Jorge Galindo

    SOUVENIR (Postcard Painting), 2021 Oil on printed canvas.
    78 3/4 x 53 1/8 x 2 in
    200 x 135 x 5 cm
  • Jorge Galindo, Confesiones De Una Musica Pintada, 2020

    Jorge Galindo

    Confesiones De Una Musica Pintada, 2020 Oil on canvas
    94 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in
    240 x 200 x 5 cm
  • Jorge Galindo’s Postcard Paintings are of monumental scale. To call them floral still lifes doesn’t do them justice. The combination of silk-screened canvases and dynamic brushstrokes builds a bridge between romantic longing and contemporary painting.

  • Jorge Galindo, Las Fatales Adolescentes, 2020

    Jorge Galindo

    Las Fatales Adolescentes, 2020 Oil on canvas
    78 3/4 x 63 x 2 in
    200 x 160 x 5 cm
  • Jorge Galindo, Braojos, 2020

    Jorge Galindo

    Braojos, 2020 Oil on canvas
    94 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in
    240 x 200 x 5 cm
  • His fascination with postcards, when viewed against the backdrop of social distancing and isolation, brought about by the COVID pandemic, shines a special light on his work. What’s the meaning of postcards in a time where photos and messages are conveyed via social media, oftentimes before the sender even grasps their meaning? Doesn’t a postcard, handwritten and carefully selected, carry new significance, in a time where special occasions cannot be celebrated in the company of others? What do postcards mean when the journeys from which they greet do not take place?

  • Jorge Galindo, VENTANA AL CIELO, 2020

    Jorge Galindo

    VENTANA AL CIELO, 2020 Oil on canvas
    94 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 2 in
    240 x 200 x 5 cm
  • Jorge Galindo, DIS PARIS, 2021

    Jorge Galindo

    DIS PARIS, 2021 Oil on printed canvas
    78 3/4 x 94 1/2 x 2 in
    200 x 240 x 5 cm
  • Jorge Galindo, Gran Bouquet, 2020

    Jorge Galindo

    Gran Bouquet, 2020 Oil and inkjet print on canvas
    98 3/8 x 236 1/4 x 2 in
    250 x 600 x 5 cm
  • Galindo’s three decade long practice shows a broad body of work. His Œuvre includes painting, collage, photomontage and gestural abstraction. His training at the Talleres de Arte Actual – part of the non-profit cultural institution Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid – proofed a lasting influence. It was here that he first met Julian Schnabel in the 1990s who to this day is a huge admirer of his work. Galindo was born in 1965 in Madrid and works and lives in the province of Toledo, Spain.

  • Jorge Galindo, Souvenir (Murnau I), 2021

    Jorge Galindo

    Souvenir (Murnau I), 2021 Oil on printed canvas
    76 3/4 x 118 1/8 in
    195 x 300 cm
  • Jorge Galindo, Souvenir (Murnau II), 2021

    Jorge Galindo

    Souvenir (Murnau II), 2021 Oil on printed canvas
    76 3/4 x 118 1/8 in
    195 x 300 cm