Monday, June 25, 2012

Solo exhibition by Sebastian Vallejo - "MarkMaking: Sketches from Bushwick" at Galeria Yemaya

After obtaining his MFA at the Chicago Art Institute (SAIC) in 2009, Sebastian Vallejo ( moved to NYC where he is currently living and working. His last 2 solo exhibitions: “Lux” in 2010 at Lloyd Dobler Gallery ( in Chicago and most recently “Methodic Chaos” at AREAMETRO in Puerto Rico. He is regarded as one of Puerto Rico’s most promising young artists. Vallejo also announce that he will be participating in the summer show of World renown Gallery Lehman Maupin which currently represents Angel Otero, Tracy Emin and other elite artists.

The exhibition titled “MarkMaking: Sketeches from Bushwick”, Vallejo presents 25 mixed media works on paper created at his new studio in Bushwick, NY. Drawings will be approximately 19”x 24” and will start at $225 each. The title “MarkMaking” comes from the necessity of the human race to document its cultures existence trough by leaving marks where they once inhabited. From the caves at Altamira to Pollock to Urban Graffiti Tagging most recently, drawing have been used throughout history to mark the path of this species or culture.

Make sure to visit the exhibition, check our Exhibition Calendar or contact us for information and appointments. Exhibition will run from July 3rd – July 31st. The opening will be held on Tuesday July the 3rd. at Galeria Yemaya located in the Avenida Andalucía at 7:30pm. Galeria Yemaya will also be opening its doors with their current exhibition, collective show “12x12”.

Vallejo will be at the opening so come and see two great shows in one day while having a chance of meeting the artist.

Here are some of the drawings that will be exhibited at the show. Go to our Facebook page to see all 20 drawings and get yours before its too late.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

“The End of the Road” by Nelson “NEL” Figueroa, TPP April 2012 Limited Edition Print

It's finally here, hot of the printing studio April’s (Yes we are still behind schedule) limited edition silkscreen by artist Nelson “NEL” Figueroa.

The print is titled “The End of the Road” from his 2011 exhibition Childhood Files. This is a beautiful work that captures some of the problems and situations we are facing in the world daily literally and metaphorically. By literal I mean the visual meaning the print has regarding the global warming problem and how what human beings are doing is affecting other part of the world that most of us are unaware or have no way of solving. Here we can see a lonely polar bear which has drifted away in a glacier that got separated form a bigger chunk of Glacier and has now its protagonist stranded alone where he will be facing certain death. When this happens to polar bears they die because they can’t swim back to shore and drown trying or because they starve to death.

The metaphoric meaning is the individualism each men has on Its own only thinking for what’s good for them and not the world. Facing the world alone and Isolated as we once read in the book Insularismo by Antonio S. Pedreira. It’s a call to action so we can see we are doing it the wrong way and a form to make us visualize we must works as a unit or team to fix all the things we have wronged as individuals and as a the human race. It is a really simple but deep painting that shows the artists thoughts on the different things that are going on in his life as well as the world.

Nelson “NEL” Figueroa whom is known for his expressionist naïve paintings and drawings, will be beginning his MFA at Brooklyn College this next August and this painting might also be an indication of him moving to the USA and himself being the bear slowly moving along to an unknown destiny up North in the cold.

You can also read the piece as a political statement where the government knows what is happening and they just let it happen because of the monetary implications fixing the problem has and they just go on ignoring it just like education and peace. Fixing the problem means sanctions, fines and regulation laws against the very people who give them money to their political campaigns and give money to the law makers under the table so the laws don’t pass.  It is more profitable being at war and having uneducated people than it is to do the correct thing and educate people so they are aware and be more careful with their action.
The original painting is now part of the Museo de Arte e Historia de Arecibo as it was a partial donation from Puerto Rico Fine Arts, the artist’s Gallery and young collectors and art scene supporters Dr. Rolando Jimenez and Edna Colon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tim Bergstrom's Imperfect Pearl Exhibition opening and Trailer Park Proyects 1st Aniversary party

This past June the 2nd in what marked our 1st year Aniversary as a Gallery Space, Trailer Park Proyects celebrated by throwing a big opening exhibition party and flew exhibiting artist Tim Bergstrom to present his solo exhibition Imprefect Pearl.

We parked the trailer in the driveway of Roberto Paradise Gallery located in Santurce. Free beer and Rum was handed out throughout the night and we had a great great time which concluded in our visiting artist missing his flight and just 8 hours of sleep in 80 hours.

Artist Tim Bergstrom with young collector Carlos Morales

At the bar early in the night

Tito Rovira, Abdiel Segarra and Jorge Gonzalez

It was a great honor showing Tim's work at the show and better yet everybody loving the work. We will coordinate a show for next year where we will hopefully show bigger scale paintings and drawings. Tim is deffinitively a rising star and we have demonstrated here in Puerto Rico that we will keep supporting his career as it progresses.

We want to thank everyone who has ever supported our project and all the artists for letting us have the privilege of showing their artwork. Sponsors: Puerto Rico Fine Arts Gallery, Chocolate Cortes, Benjamin Moore Paints, Collectors John Belk, Ignacio Cortes, Jose Hernandez Castrodad, Otto Reyes, Rolando Jimenez, Waldemar Fabery, Jaime Oller, Carlos Morales, Rafael Disdier, Ishi Rodriguez, Lee Cardona, Ingrid Colberg, Pancho Martinez, Rafael Tamayo, Johanna Estrella, Johan Vazquez, Erika Medina, Bryan Torres, Antonio Castro and all that have made this possible. Hope I can keep helping you guys buy great works from great artists and developing your collections.

Thanks to El Vocero and Johan Maldonado for publishing our press releases and Luis Trelles of El Nuevo Dia for following our progress and publishing some great press for us. Revista Latina American Art for helping out the younger artist and supporting thier works. Also Rafa from Radio Universidad for his everlasting support to our projects and to the art scene. Critic Pedro Velez for his support and webmagazines Conboca and Trance Liquido.

Here we come year 2. TPP will keep bringing local and international artist with top of the line contemporary art at affordable prices for anyone.

Thanks for the support.

TPP Crew