Lino Lago
History, 2012
Oil on canvas
72 x 50 inches
LiLap 26

Lino Lago
White Space (after Bartholomeus van der Helst), 2012
Oil on canvas
38 x 56 inches
LiLap 25

Lino Lago
Surroundings, 2012
Oil on shoe
12 ¼ x 4 ½ x 4 ¼ inches
LiLas 03

Lino Lago
Supported Mountain, 2012
Oil on canvas and wood pole
77 x 58 x 31 inches
LiLap 29

Lino Lago
The Idiot, 2012
Oil on canvas
72 x 50 inches
LiLap 27

Lino Lago
Another Crap Painting, 2012
Oil on canvas
58 x 72 inches
LiLap 20

Lino Lago
Size Matters, 2012
Oil on canvas
38 x 73 ¼ inches
LiLap 23

Lino Lago
Ciao Bella II (after Robert Campin), 2012
Oil on wooden panel with wooden frame
16 ¼ x 13 x 1 ½ inches
LiLap 24

Lino Lago
Ciao Bella III (after Antonio Amorosi), 2012
Oil on wooden panel with wooden frame
16 3/8 x 12 ¾ x 1½ inches
LiLap 28

Lino Lago
Ciao Bella I (after Rogier Van der Weyden), 2012
Oil on wooden panel with wooden frame
16 x 12 5/8 x 1 ½ inches
LiLap 22

Lino Lago
The Opinion, 2012
Oil on wooden panel
12 ½ 8 ¼ x 4 ½ inches
LiLas 02

Lino Lago
Museum, 2012
Oil on wooden table
35 ¼ x 27 1/2 x 30 3/8 inches
LiLas 01

Lino Lago
Space Reserved for Something Better, 2012
Oil on canvas
24 x 16 ¼ inches
LiLap 18

Lino Lago
Black Sheep II, 2012
Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
LiLap 19

Lino Lago
Installation View

Lino Lago
Installation View

Lino Lago
Installation View

Lino Lago
Installation View

Lino Lago
Show Announcement

Lino Lago
Show Announcement (continued)

Press Release

During the months of November and December the George Adams Gallery presents new works by Spanish artist, Lino Lago. The current exhibition, Lago’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery, includes 12 paintings as well as two “objects,” all made in 2012.

The paintings in the exhibition are based on either Lago’s versions of Old Master paintings or found, vernacular photographs, all of which contain a purposefully disruptive element. For example, in the “Ciao Bella” series, Lago recreates portraits by Antonio Amorosi, Robert Campin, and Rogier Van der Weyden with careful attention to their technique – and then hand saws the panels nearly in half. Other paintings interpose unexpected images such as in “The Idiot,” ostensibly a vintage family portrait photograph but with one figure inserted upside down into the upper right corner. Additional works in the exhibition include “Another Crap Painting,” a folk-art style representation of a sailing ship at sea, “White Space,” a view of the wall between two works of art, and “Size Matters,” a series of portraits in diminishing scale, the smallest being a self-portrait. The objects in the exhibition include “Museum,” a store-bought table on the underside of which is an oil portrait of the artist’s son; and “Surroundings” another portrait of his son on the sole of a shoe.

Lino Lago was born in Spain in 1973, and graduated from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. He has exhibited regularly in Spain as well as solo and group shows in Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Havana, Madrid, Milan, Shanghai, and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Exhibition Checklist

1.
White Space (after Bartholomeus van der Helst), 2012
Oil on canvas
38 x 56 inches
LiLap 25

2.
Surroundings, 2012
Oil on shoe
12 ¼ x 4 ½ x 4 ¼ inches
LiLas 03

3.
History, 2012
Oil on canvas
72 x 50 inches
LiLap 26

4.
Supported Mountain, 2012
Oil on canvas and wood pole
77 x 58 x 31 inches
LiLap 29

5.
The Idiot, 2012
Oil on canvas
72 x 50 inches
LiLap 27

6.
Another Crap Painting, 2012
Oil on canvas
58 x 72 inches
LiLap 20

7.
Size Matters, 2012
Oil on canvas
38 x 73 ¼ inches
LiLap 23

8.
Ciao Bella II (after Robert Campin), 2012
Oil on wooden panel with wooden frame
16 ¼ x 13 x 1 ½ inches
LiLap 24

9.
Ciao Bella III  (after Antonio Amorosi), 2012
Oil on wooden panel with wooden frame
16 3/8 x 12 ¾ x 1½ inches
LiLap 28

10.
Ciao Bella I (after Rogier Van der Weyden), 2012
Oil on wooden panel with wooden frame
16 x 12 5/8 x 1 ½ inches
LiLap 22

11.
The Opinion, 2012
Oil on wooden panel
12 ½ 8 ¼ x  4 ½ inches
LiLas 02

12.
Museum, 2012
Oil on wooden table
35 ¼ x 27 1/2 x 30 3/8 inches
LiLas 01

East Window
13.
Space Reserved for Something Better, 2012
Oil on canvas
24 x 16 ¼ inches
LiLap 18

West window
14.
Black Sheep II, 2012
Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
LiLap 19