Marfa Invitational Projects: Xevi Solà
On view: May 5 — May 8, 2022
Gallery Location: Marfa Invitational, 325 E San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX, 79843
Contact Info: , 917.292.692, voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present the work of Xevi Solà in Marfa Invitational Projects, on view May 5th-8th, 2022.
Xevi Solà is a Spanish figurative painter known for his bold forms and powerful use of perspective. The subjects he depicts are unique, rare, and beautiful, each of them captured in an intimate moment. His paintings dig deeper than showing what exists on the surface, instead capturing an intimate sensation that naturally creates a bond between the onlooker and the painter. Donning eye-catching attire, the subjects portrayed in his artworks are made using colorful, textured strokes that are bursting with motion, highlighting the physicality of the human form and grounding the work in lived experience. Solà’s work serves as a reminder of the beauty in boldness and rarity, resituating figurative painting in the context of popular culture and contemporary consumption.
Xevi Solà attended the School of Art and Design in Olot, Girona, before continuing his studies at the University of Barcelona, where he received an additional Fine Arts degree with special distinction in 2007. Solà currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Marfa Invitational is a by-invitation international contemporary art fair founded by Michael Phelan. Part fair, part exhibition, and part experience, the Marfa Invitational provides an unparalleled platform for viewing and experiencing today’s leading contemporary art among the iconic, historied West-Texas backdrop that is Marfa. Taking place annually, the fair invites ten galleries to present solo exhibitions of the foremost considered and consequential international artists. Including works from emerging, mid-tier, and blue-chip galleries, their unique program of artworks draws thousands of patrons, professionals, and artists to the Texas plains each year.
Founded in 2002 in New York City, Voltz Clarke Gallery maintains a roster of emerging and mid-career artists focusing on introducing international artists to the New York and wider US market. Founder Blair Clarke believes one should cast the net wide in order to identify new talent. In a market, which is increasingly globalized, she is intrigued by the rich diversity in work found often in unexpected places. Clarke’s experience combines over eighteen years of East coast gallery associations and curatorial projects. In 2015, after thirty years of experience at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses, Alistair Clarke joined the gallery as President.