Jesús Aguado “Dragons, Rabbits and Worms”
July 16th – August 14th, 2022
Haven Gallery is honored to present, “Dragons, Rabbits and Worms”, a solo exhibition of eight new paintings by Spanish artist Jesús Aguado. “Dragons, Rabbits and Worms” is Aguado’s fourth exhibition at the gallery and will feature surrealistic portraits of chimeric beings as they pose and meander amidst their phantasmagoric worlds. Dragons, rabbits and worms are prominent in Aguado’s past works and play a dominant role in this series. Their representation of ferocity, cuteness and the grotesque are intermingled and exchanged, all the while twisting his narratives and creating a playful scene reminiscent of The Silent Age of animation depicted in historically inspired technique. His characters embody peculiarities that both woo, confound and delight his viewers and embrace motifs of the unconscious mind. ABOUT THE ARTIST Jesus Aguado graduated in Fine Arts and started working for different publishing companies. Several years have already passed and what encourages him most to go ahead is the constant search of new styles and ways of expression through drawing. Keen on comic, he’s already been awarded in several competitions (Elgoibar, Tomelloso, Portugalete, Salamanca). His illustrations are recognized by many schoolchildren because they appear in a lot of textbooks. Among other publishing companies, he collaborates with Anaya, Edelvives, Santillana, Siruela, Vicens Vives, Baula, Bruño, Casals, Kumon, Grimm Press (Taiwan) He has also worked for Junta de Castilla y León and Ser Padres Hoy magazine.