Institut Ramon LLull



LLUIS LLEO New Paintings and Works on Paper


The Elkon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by artist Lluis Lleo.  Lleo's exhibition entitled New Paintings and Works on Paper encompasses his work from 2016 to present. 

Dividing his time between New York and Barcelona, Lleo's body of work is about fragility, vulnerability and the tension between the substance.  Working with sandstone in his 2017 sculptural installation on Park Avenue, New York, as well as with oil on canvas and hand-pressed paper from Nepal and Bhutan, each of these mediums, in their own right, have the ability to tear or crumble with the slightest tremor or disturbance.  The exhibition will remain on view until June 15th.  

Lleo's last major exhibition in NYC was Morpho's Nest in the Cadmium House;  a site-specific installation of large-scale sandstone works on Park Avenue between 52nd and 56th Streets during spring-summer 2017.  The installation has traveled to Barcelona and will be unveiled in April in front of the Palacio Real de Pedralbes (Pedralbes Royal Palace) and will remain on view until 2026. 

For additional information please contact the gallery at 212.535.3940 or at

Photo credit: Corrado Serra
1966, 2016, Oil on canvas, 71.65 x 51.77 inches (182 x 131.5 cm)
Installation view of Morpho's Nest in the Cadmium House;  


Opening Reception

Thursday 12 April 2018

6 - 8 pm

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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