Untitled, 2020

Nick Aguayo

Untitled, 2020
Ink on paper
9.5 x 8 in

Nick Aguayo’s large-scale abstract paintings posses a rich, tactile physicality and pulsating arrangement of shapes reminiscent of paintings by Stuart Davis. Although the artist’s work has always maintained a collage-like sensibility, a series of intimate drawings produced in the shadows of COVID-19, demonstrate the artist's versatility in his use of repeated mark making. This process, exemplified in Untitled, evokes the self-reflective anxiety collectively felt during those early stages of the pandemic.

Nick Aguayo (b. 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received an MFA from the University of California Irvine in 2012 and a BFA from UCLA in 2007. His work has been featured in exhibitions at New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA; and the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.

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