GRID SERIES | 2011 – Present

To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

—Carl Sagan

The luminous Los Angeles footprint and the comings and goings of the ever-shrinking global world are captured by Victor Hugo Zayas in his new series, AIRE. Standing in front of one of his textural masterpieces, the embedded force in his work shines visceral and bright, peeking through the dense brush strokes, revealing his impression of humanity in beautifully tragic and astute ways. Much like the work of Mark Rothko, Zayas’s work is profoundly imbued with abstract emotional content and driven by the qualities and power of the material, paint. Like a revelation, Zayas connects with the contemporary art world by presenting a new sense of space to the canvas, with depth and form possessing the immediate believability of a photograph.

From an essay by Evan Senn written for the saltfineart exhibition, Aire GRID SERIES, 2013.

“Heavily inspired by the words of Carl Sagan in his book Pale Blue Dot, he concedes that the world becomes less and less about borders, individualism, politics and the strife of human existence the further away you view it. ”

– Evan Senn, Aire GRID SERIES