Adrian Mangel a painter, born and raised in Costa Rica, is our artist in residence for June 2017. He has show work in many group shows in New York and abroad, including venues such as the Art Director’s Club, the Society of Illustrators, and Rochester Art Center. Mangel’s work is often concerned with his experimentation in materiality. His style of painting is what drives his subjects, rather than the other way around.
Mangel is currently working on a series of gas station drawings on paper, and is expanding them to a larger scale on canvas. He is continuing his series of sports paintings in particular tying them to Eduardo Galeano’s book “El Futbol a Sol y Sombra”.
During his residency, Mangel is exploring how to transform his drawings into mass-produced items as part of a greater installation resembling a traditional Mexican street market. Calling into question the relationship between craft and art, artisanal products and mass production.
To view Adrian Mangel’s work visit http://adrianmangel.com.