Pascual Hijuelos: The Elusive Now

By Margaret Failoni

In this first exhibition with the Intersección Gallery, this body of work signals significant moments for Pascual Hijuelos. He brings to us his expansive hard edge, color field abstract paintings, and sculpture—the first since the beginning of the pandemic. These past two years of introspection and isolation have been the perfect conduit for reflection on the immense and yet microscopic systems that govern our world. This exhibition includes art works in multiple mediums—sculpture acrylics on canvas, and mixed media on paper. Drawing is central and integral to all aspects of the work. For the artist, the precision in drawing that develops into painting implies movements both in time and across the various forms. It is a means of imagining and bringing form to life, an armature of research to clarify ideas, and connect deep philosophical thinking to gesture, action, and practice.

Hijuelos’ debut with Intersección, inspired by stellar color phenomena, “finds forms for the inexpressible in order to explore what happens outside languages and in between them.”                                                                                                                                                                                 

Spanning sculpture, painting, and works on paper, his practice finds forms for the inexpressible. “With his interdisciplinary practice, Hijuelos invites viewers into special

geometric and perceptual practices that affirm his indeterminable rigor.”

Born and raised in New York City, the Cuban-American artist grew up during the most

revolutionary and exciting moments in modern American art. Post-war New York was the place to be with the abstract expressionist movement hard on the edge of the European modernists such as Kandinsky, Albert, and Mondrian. He diligently worked his way up as assistant to some of the finest. After years of work with the great Al Held, Hijuelos set out on his own and soon started showing with the best galleries in the city and later, in the country, with a fast growing number of collectors.His work can be found in many private, corporate, and public collections including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The artist now divides his time between his home and studio in San Miguel de Allende and a pied-a-terre in bustling Manhattan. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be offering this selection of his latest works to our ever more discerning clients and the public at large.

Cocktail Opening 

Pascual Hijuelos: The Elusive Now

Sat., Feb. 4, 5-7pm

Interseccion Gallery 

Fabrica La Aurora