Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera: Refined Abundance II
Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by the Mexican artist Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera. Refined Abundance II will be on view on May 22, 2013 at 900 Park Avenue in New York City, and by appointment thereafter. The works of Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera are unapologetically pictorial, formal explorations in paint of a focused portion of the visible world. In the painting Acueducto de Tembleque, Alvarado-Rivera seems to revel in the compositional complexities found in the neat rows of a field of agaves and the repeated arches of an aqueduct receding at an angle into the distance. In his still-lifes, we see the subtle differences in opacity, color, texture, and line of tables full of fruit. Whether in the overview of a tableau or a tightly cropped close-up, his painter’s eye seems to trump the often-photographic compositions. In the painting Granadas, the textural differences convey the play of light over and through the gem-like cells of pomegranate and the variations in their leathery skins. With Nopal Viejo, Alvarado-Rivera uses a flat band of terracotta red to create an arbitrary horizon with a field of yellow, forming a graphic backdrop for the array of grey-green cactus pads that fill the foreground of the composition.
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraAcueducto de Tembleque, 2012Oil on linen25.7 x 51.5"
65.4 x 130.8 cm
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraDiptych: Guanabanas, Papaya, Jinicuiles, y Ciruelas, 2011Oil on linen26.7 x 50"
67.9 x 127 cm
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraSandias Charleston, 2012Oil on linen28.7 x 43.3"72.9 x 109.98 cm
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraRibera del Amazonas, 2012Oil on linen29.5 x 39.5"
74.9 x 99 cm
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraPescados Varios, 2013Oil on linen39 x 64.5"99.06 x 163.83"
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraLimones, 2013Oil on linen35 x 35"88.9 x 88.9 cm
Pedro Diego Alvarado-RiveraNopal Viejo, 2012Oil on linen57.1 x 35.7"
145 x 90.8 cm