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Raymond Saá
updated: 03/13/2011
website: www.raymondsaa.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  collage, nature, gestural, abstract, pattern
 
 
Untitled by Raymond Saá
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sumi ink, gesso on wood panels
2010
80 " x  72 "  x 5 " 
Untitled by Raymond Saá
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sumi ink, gesso on wood panels
2010
80" x  72" 
Untitled by Raymond Saá
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sumi ink, gesso on wood panels
2010
80 " x  72 "  x 5 " 
Untitled by Raymond Saá
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sumi ink, charcoal, gesso on wood panels
2010
72" x  48" 
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charcoal on sewn paper
2010
44 " x  42 " 
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charcoal on sewn paper
2010
46 " x  35 " 
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ink on sewn paper
2010
29" x  31" 
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sumi ink, gesso on wood panels
2010
72 " x  48 "  x 5 " 
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charcoal on sewn paper
2010
39 " x  32 " 
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charcoal on sewn paper
2010
43" x  35" 
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charcoal on paper
2009
44 " x  30 " 
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charcoal on paper
2010
40 " x  54 " 
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charcoal on paper
2010
40" x  26" 
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charcoal on paper
2010
44" x  30" 
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sumi ink, charcoal, gesso on wood panels
2009
72 " x  60 " 

Artist Statement
It was pointed out to me recently that the scale of my work often enough correlates with human dimensions; arms width and body height, this observation pleased me as painting and drawing for me is very physical and about the process and when I’m working well, instinctive. I usually work on several pieces concurrently which means that I can ponder on one work whilst continuing to work on another and in that way they also inform each other.

 

I have always made big charcoal drawings, it’s a medium I enjoy very much. I am currently working on sculptural paper works that involve the deconstruction of drawings and their reformation into layered sewn pieces.  Larger sculptural works follow the same instincts and often include drawing. Recent pieces involve layering of painted wooden panels into wall ‘shingles’.

 

I don’t feel that my work is especially conceptual but I am very influenced by the resilience yet delicacy of botanical subjects particularly when coming into direct conflict with urbanity. I hope my work conveys this organic aggression however abstractly or even metaphorically it may be viewed. My thoughts on my own artwork are that by its very nature it becomes a deeply personal reflection of the artist, i.e. me, that is made available to be read or shared by the viewer.

Artist Bio / CV
Solo Exhibitions
2008: Craighead Green Gallery, ‘Raymond Saá’ Dallas, TX
2007: Ambrosino Gallery, ‘Raymond Saá’ Miami, FL
2006: Korn Gallery, Drew University, ‘Raymond Saá’ Madison, NJ
2004: Ambrosino Gallery, ‘Raymond Saá’ Miami, FL
2004: Locust projects ‘El Dulcerito Llego’ Miami, FL
2002: Crossley Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2001: Queens Museum, Bulova Center, Queens, NY
1999: White Columns, White Room, ‘Lindo Yambú’, NYC
Group Exhibitions
2010: Islip Museum, Cut outs, Islip, NY
2008: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2007: Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts Town Hall, Oasis, NYC
2006: Margaret Thatcher Projects, Landscape Re-imagined, NYC
2006: National Gallery Cayman Islands, au courant - Grand Cayman
2006: Wave Hill, Glyndor Gallery, transplant/ transculture, NYC
2006: Museum of Art Puerto Rico – The S-files, San Juan, PR
2006: Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Make Over, Brooklyn, NY
2005: The Queens Museum of Art, ‘The Gift’, Queens, NY
2005: El Museo del Barrio,‘El Museo’s Bienal- the S files’ NYC
2005: CUE Art Foundation,‘ Presents Joan Mitchell Foundation’ NYC
2004: Here Gallery, ‘Urban Recipes Redux’, NYC
2004: Korn Gallery, ‘Faculty Exhibition’, Korn Gallery, Madison, NJ
2004: Rocket Projects, ‘Urban Recipes’, Miami, FL
2004: Luxe Gallery, ‘Stop & Stor’, NYC
2003: Frederic Snitzer Gallery, ‘Made in Miami’, Miami, FL
2000: John Weber Gallery, ‘A Review of Political Art’, NYC
1999; White Columns, ‘Outer Boroughs’, NYC
1999: Postmasters, ‘War’, NYC
1997: Pudu Prison, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1997: Virginia Beach Contemporary Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA
1997: White Columns, ‘Ceramics’ NYC