Private View: Tuesday 15 March, 6-8pm
Since moving to Portugal from Venezuela, Juan Araujo has become fascinated with the genesis of modern and postmodern architecture in Europe, and how these ideals travelled across the Atlantic to influence the development of 20th century Latin American buildings. Araujo’s research manifests itself in hyper-realistic paintings based on archival images found in books, photographs and online. For his second solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Araujo focuses on the relationship between artists, architecture and melancholic states of mind. The show will follow a major solo installation at Art Basel Unlimited in September 2021.