Hespe Gallery presents new works by Pablo D’Antoni, beginning April 1 through 26, 2014. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Argentine born painter Pablo D’Antoni explores two uniquely rich and refined schematic themes: Gray Series and Medium Size Miniatures. The former is the culmination of the artist’s struggle to bridge his ancestor’s immigrant reality with that of his own. While delineating the individuality of each character through meticulous painting, D’Antoni illustrates latent distress and examines the overwhelming lack of certainty inherent in the immigrant experience. The latter, similarly, is an invitation into a different reality, but contrasts strikingly in sentiment. Paintings from Medium Size Miniatures are engrossingly playful and fun. Curtains and tables act as stages in these paintings, framing historical figures whose work have influenced D’Antoni’s artistic education and style. The rigidity of wood enables precise and detailed painting that effectively creates a lively environment that lets the materials come to life.

Pablo D’Antoni received his BFA and MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He continued his studies in Spain, where he received a Ph.D. in Art Restoration and Conservation at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. His work has been shown throughout Argentina, Spain, and the United States. This will be his third solo exhibition with Hespe Gallery.