By Pablo Schugurensky | October, 2006
Opening Reception honored the National Latino/a Psychological Association
A native of Argentina, Pablo Schugurensky creates works that boldly interpret the people and places around him. He lives and works in Spain, but the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires continue to influence his work. His style, marked by masterful renderings, social commentary, and deep psychological insight, calls to mind the unblinking realities of great Spanish artists Goya and Velazquez. In the last decade, Schugurensky has taken these strong European influences and blended them with Argentinian themes, creating powerful portraits of the unknown denizens of Buenos Aires' brothels and music clubs, as well as tributes to well-known countrymen Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla. This exhibit will feature a selection of works that mirror the ages of human life, contrasting young and old, beautiful and ugly - while capturing the inner dignity and character of all his subjects with a bold, sympathetic, and unapologetically confrontational eye. Schugurensky has also expressed great admiration for modern masters of statements on canvas such as German Expressionists George Grosz and Max Beckman, and the Anglo-Irish Francis Bacon.