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Mario Trejo, Cathartic Diptych

Mario TrejoCathartic Diptych (2011), enamel and archival ink on panel [Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB, Jul 21-Sep 8]

Mario Trejo: Catharsism

Herringer Kiss Gallery
Calgary AB – Jul 21-Sep 8, 2012

Mario Trejo, Absolute Catharsis I

Mario Trejo, Absolute Catharsis I (2011), enamel and archival ink on panel [Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB, Jul 21-Sep 8]

Mario Trejo, Absolute Catharsis III

Mario TrejoAbsolute Catharsis III (2011), enamel and archival ink on panel [Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB, Jul 21-Sep 8]

Mario Trejo, New

Mario TrejoNew (2011), enamel and archival ink on panel [Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB, Jul 21-Sep 8]

Fascinated by mathematics, time and numbers, Mario Trejo seeks to gain awareness and comprehension of the cosmos and infinity through his massive drawings. His elegant black-and-white compositions radiate a sense of controlled chaos, whether they are wall-sized panels or the size of a sheet of paper.

Trejo applies rapid, tight rotations of a micron pen to produce the miniscule markings. Like electrical pulses or atomic particles, the tiny white pen marks emerge from the depth, swarm and coalesce into loosely defined masses, while simultaneously managing to appear in a state of flux. From the smallest to the largest, the images project a sense of comets, star fields, and the solar system. They have been described as “dense clouds of spidery filaments,” “satellite photos” and “astronomic wonders.” The sheer scale, the immensity of the larger artworks is highly engaging and often humbling.

Mario Trejo is based in Saint Louis, Missouri where he is the Director of Exhibitions of the Museum of Pocket Art. Trejo received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005) and his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute (2008). He is also represented by the Bruno David Gallery in Saint Louis and the Roy Boyd Gallery in Chicago. An extensive essay about his work by the Museum of Pocket Art Communications Director can be found at www.mariotrejo.com.

Mia Johnson


 Sun, Jun 3, 2012