ARTE Tarjeta Larraz NEW

80 Circumnavigations Of The Sun

May 16 – July 6 Ascaso Gallery

1325 NE 1st Ave. Miami FL. 33132

Julio Larraz | MIAMI

80 Circumnavigations Of The Sun

Approaching Julio’s impending 80th milestone, it became evident that a commemorative event of extraordinary magnitude was warranted; a celebration befitting his illustrious career, one that honors the tapestry of his past achievements while embracing the vibrant canvas of his present endeavors. What strikes observers as truly remarkable is Julio’s unwavering dedication to numerous concurrent projects, a testament to the inexhaustible wellspring of energy that propels his artistic journey. His passion for sculpting continues to burgeon, as evidenced by his collaboration with the esteemed Fonderia Artistica Versiliese Foundry in Italy. There, he unveiled the monumental masterpieces “Space Station” in Pietrasanta and “Valle Marineris” in Viareggio. Upon his return to the serene confines of his Miami studio, Julio seamlessly transitioned into the creation of yet another captivating sculpture, a testament to his relentless pursuit of artistic expression.

This verve seamlessly extends into his exploration of the painted canvas. Opting to push the boundaries of conventional artistic dimensions, Julio embarked on a daring experimentation with larger formats. It is through these expansive canvases that he endeavors to imbue his subjects with a newfound grandeur, offering viewers a panoramic vista of his creative prowess. Witnessing Julio meticulously prepare, contemplate, and ultimately execute these monumental compositions is a fleeting yet unforgettable experience that underscores his unyielding commitment to artistic evolution.

At the venerable age of 80, Julio Larraz finds himself standing at the precipice of a new frontier, a juncture where the essence of his being, his very essence, is encapsulated within the monumental sculptures and paintings he creates. They are not merely artistic manifestations but living testaments to Julio’s indomitable spirit, ever-forward, ever-dreaming, ever-demanding freedom. His resolute refusal to acquiesce to the passage of time is awe-inspiring, a beacon of inspiration for all who are privileged to inhabit his world.

As we reflect on Julio’s extraordinary life and career, we are reminded of the profound impact he continues to wield upon the artistic landscape. His insatiable thirst to explore the boundless expanse of his dreams and visions remains undiminished, undeterred by the encroaching shadows of age or the inevitable toll of physical exertion. His unwavering resolve, his relentless work ethic, serves as a guiding light for those who rally behind him, propelling him forward on his artistic odyssey.

The forthcoming exhibition stands as a testament to Julio’s enduring legacy, a celebration of his life’s work meticulously curated to traverse the galleries that have served as custodians of his vision. It is a collective homage to Julio Larraz’s “magnum opus,” a symphony of artistic brilliance orchestrated by a maestro at the zenith of his creative powers. To the galleries that have steadfastly supported Julio throughout his illustrious journey, we extend our heartfelt gratitude.Your unwavering dedication has made this momentous occasion possible, allowing us to share Julio’s transcendent vision with the world.

Ariel Larraz

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Don Queralto