SUMMER 2019 EXHIBITING GALLERIES
José Antonio Suárez Londoño
014, executed in 1999
Watercolour, inks and pencil on paper
5 ½ x 3 5/8 in. (13.9 x 9.3 cm.)
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Founded in 2011, Ordovas deals in the best of twentieth century and contemporary art with a museum quality exhibition programme in London and New York. Pilar Ordovas previously worked at Christie's, as International Director and Deputy Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art in Europe, and as a Director of Gagosian Gallery, London. Scholarly in tone, the exhibition programme focuses on historical works as well as modern masters, often displaying works that have not been seen for generations.
Ordovas has organised exhibitions in conjunction with a number of leading institutions, including The Courtauld and Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Rijksmuseum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Exhibition: Always Drawing: José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Works on Paper 1997-2018
Colombian artist José Antonio Suárez Londoño has devoted four decades to drawing. Through this disciplined, daily practice he has developed a vast repertoire of small scale drawings. On display from 7 June until 3 August at Ordovas, London, Always Drawing: José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Works on Paper, 1997-2018, will be the gallery's third exhibition dedicated entirely to the work of a single, living artist and the first presentation of Londoño's work in the UK. Londoño was born in 1955 in Medellín, Colombia, and is considered one of the most respected living artists in Colombia, particularly for his role in reviving drawing. His early solo exhibitions during the 1970s and 80s were held in his hometown at the Galería de la Oficina, and the artist still has a strong connection with Medellín, visiting the town once a week to teach a weekly portrait class and print his etchings at a local print workshop. In the 90s and early 2000s Londoño began showing at galleries in Buenos Aires and Bogota as well as in Montreal, Washington and San Francisco, and he was included in a number of important exhibitions such as The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010, and José Antonio Suárez Londoño: The Yearbooks at The Drawing Center, New York, 2012.