Roman Fine Art is pleased to present American Dream, an exhibition by award-winning filmmaker and photographer, Alejandro Áboli. Áboli’s first solo show at Roman Fine Art includes a collection of images from his extensive photographic series, The RedLine. American Dream showcases photos of iconic American imagery captured in an unexpected and often playful and colorful way. The exhibit opens Friday, April 23rd and will continue through Sunday, May 23rd. We will be hosting a wine reception for the artist Saturday, April 24th, 5-7pm.
Prior to creating The RedLine series, Áboli worked as a filmmaker, producer, and photographer for over a decade. The RedLine series, which represents Áboli’s significant transition from a photographer to a visual artist, was born in 2015 from the artist’s desire to show his unique way of looking at the world. Áboli continued focusing on The RedLine series while exploring the cities in which he has lived – Madrid, London, and New York – to create unified and related bodies of work. Áboli finds extensive inspiration in his dreams as well. Influenced by the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, his goal is to incorporate surrealism and abstract expressionism into his photos – weaving together reality and fiction.
Áboli’s body of work in anchored on a palette of bright blue and soft pink inspired by the two places that defined him as an artist: Madrid, with its blue clear skies, and Ibiza, with its unique sunsets full of different shades of pink. Áboli’s photos remain perched between truth and the imagination, depicting his personal stories. The Photos in American Dream capture the viewer’s eye using a contemporary theme while creating a comfortable ambiguity between reality and fantasy, spiced with a touch of humor.
“The RedLine does not represent life as you know it, but life as you dream it.”