José Lerma

Art Works
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Last Supper (Indigo)

2016

Acrylic on canvas

52 x 66 inches

(132.1 x 167.6 cm)
ARG# LJ2016-015

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Installation view:


"HUEVOLUTION"
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
May 14 - June 5, 2016

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Turkish roses

2016

Acrylic, pigmented silicone and polypropylene sheets on canvas

84 x 60 inches

(213.4 x 152.4 cm)
ARG# LJ2016-032

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The Last Supper (black)

2015

Acrylic on canvas

68 x 78 inches

(172.7 x 198.1 cm)
ARG# LJ2015-012

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Last Supper I

2015

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 72 inches

(152.4 x 182.9 cm)
ARG# LJ2015-005

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Alfonso XIII
2015
Acrylic on canvas
54 x 54 inches
ARG# LJ2015-007

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Installation view:

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works
July 2 - Dec 3, 2013

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Parterre
2013
Acrylic on canvas, electric keyboard with speakers
216 x 120 inches (548.6 x 304.8 cm)
ARG# LJ2013-014

 

 

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Installation view:


"La Bella Crisis"
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
May 16 - July 27, 2014

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"European Mixed Masters"
Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York
May 7 - June 14, 2014

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Steffi as La Marquise II

2014

Pigmented silicone on stretched Mylar

72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm)

ARG# LJ2014-014

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Installation view:

Gloriosa Superba
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Feb 22 - May 17, 2014

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Salomon
2014
Acrylic and pigmented silicone on glassless mirror
72 x 60 inches
ARG# LJ2014-008

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Amschel
2014
Acrylic and pigmented silicone on glassless mirror
72 x 60 inches
ARG# LJ2014-009

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Installation view:


"Robusto Parasite"
Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico
February 15 - April 5, 2014

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The Credentialist
CAM Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
May 19 – September 2, 2012

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Madre Perla V-11
2011
acrylic on canvas, keyboard
96 x 180 inches
(243.8 x 457.2 cm)
ARG# LJ2011-014


Installation view:
The Credentialist
CAM Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
May 19 – September 2, 2012


 

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Fornarina
2012
acrylic on canvas, keyboard
96 x 180 inches (243.8 x 457.2 cm)
ARG# LJ2012-007


Installation view:
The Credentialist
CAM Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
May 19 – September 2, 2012

 

 

 

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Installation view:


The Credentialist
CAM Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
May 19 – September 2, 2012

 

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I am sorry I am Perry
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
Gallery 2
December 11, 2010 - January 22, 2011

 

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OLL KORRECT
2010
acrylic on canvas
49 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches
(125.7 x 110.5 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# LJ2010-022

 

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Spanish revival
2010
color pencil on paper
24.8 x 18.5 inches
(63 x 47 cm)
ARG# LJ2010-016

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Installation view:


Spanish Revival
Galería Marta Cervera
Madrid, Spain
September 9 – October 29, 2010

 

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Untitled
2009
Acrylic, oil, enamel, carpet, cloth, urethane and graphite on linen
51 x 44 inches (129.5 x 111.8 cm)
ARG# LJ2009-008

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Installation view:


El Pendejo
Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine
Berlin, Germany
September 12 – October 24, 2009

 

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Untitled
2009
Ink and Acrylic on carpet
96 x 72 inches (243.8 x 182.9 cm)
ARG# LJ2009-023

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Untitled
2009
Ink and collage on carpet
158 x 116 inches (401.3 x 294.6 cm)
ARG# LJ2009-034

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Untitled
2009
Acrylic collage on carpet
100 x 171 inches (254 x 434.3 cm)
ARG# LJ2009-029

Biography

Drawing inspiration from his personal history, as well as historical figures and events, José Lerma incorporates research and an inventive approach to the traditions of painting and portraiture. Using varying methods and alternative materials, Lerma’s gestures and depictions continue to unfold upon investigation––what appear to be bold, expressionist gestures slowly reveal themselves to be meticulous collages of silicone; or almost vibrating acrylic surfaces come into near focus as infinitely layered drawings. Finding ways within painting to collapse the historical and the personal, Lerma functionalizes our contemporary desire for beautifully rich painting as a way to encourage the possibility of a deeper engagement with the content and narrative embedded in the work.


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