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JESUS AGUADO

MY DUCK, MY RULES

feature exhibition

Opening December 9th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is elated to present My Duck, My Rules: an ecstatic and surreal body of work from the incomparable Jesus Aguado. This new solo feature of the Spanish artist exhibits 7 original paintings, choicely executed in acrylic on panel and paper.

 

Living and working out of Valladolid, ES, Aguado’s work never shies from the flamboyant and bizarre, and to this, My Duck is no exception. A porcelain-bodied eyeball creature walks hand-in-hand with a lemon, a puckering cephalopod, and a parasitic cheese connoisseur are just a few of the subjects that Aguado lets inhabit his work. And don’t let the pomp fool you– while the concepts are humorous and strange, any veneer of gimmick is lost in the exceptional skill that Jesus employs. The careful flux of light and volume through his attentive technique of acrylic glazing is equally astounding as it is sublime. In spite of their dazzling and mind-twisting content, the works feel light and digestible, a testament to the candy-coated nature of his chromatic application.

 

As to his process, Aguado invites the absurd and benign by creating art for art’s sake. His reason for painting is merely to paint, allowing new challenges to come to the forefront andletting the work speak for itself when completed. Succinctly summarizing his views and their relation to the series, he writes:

 

“The beauty of art is when the artist disappears; The work lives and expresses things eternally, cleanly, by itself.

I only paint if I create a challenge with which I can learn something. I hope to have the opportunity to learn for the rest of my life. If I created things with complete confidence in myself, there would be no drama.”

 

My Duck, My Rules is the first solo feature of Jesus Aguado by Arch Enemy Arts, since first being included in the Gravitational Sensations group exhibition in 2020. 

- written by Alex Medlin II

Press: Jesús Aguado + Craww @ Arch Enemy Arts by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Jesus Aguado's MY DUCK, MY RULES show will be on view from December 9th - 30th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of January 8th, unless other arrangements have been made.

 

 

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"About Parasites and Cheeses" (2022) acrylic on 300gsm paper mounted to birch panel 12" x 14.6" framed to 13.75" x 16.2" $970 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Super Kiss Machine" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 16.5" x 20" framed to 18" x 21.25" $1650 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Lovely Day." (2022) acrylic on wood panel 13" x 15" framed to 16" x 18.9" $1100 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Hysterical Joy" (2022) acrylic on 300gsm paper mounted to birch panel 10.6" x 15" framed to 14.5" x 19.7" $850 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"The Girl, The Lemon, and The Other Thing" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 15" x 20" framed to 17" x 21.65" $1650 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"My Duck, My Rules" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 11.6" x 16.4" framed to 13.75" x 18.5" $1050 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Max's Ball" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 9.5" x 15" framed to 14.4" x 17.7" $780 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Sacred Ram with Walnut" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Fly with Fly & Duck Foie" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Human with Sweet and Sour Pork" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Lemur with Red Blackberries" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Spider with Spaghetti" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying" (2021) acrylic on birch panel 12" x 13.8" $950 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"The Reception" (2021) acrylic on birch panel 10.6" x 28" framed to 12.4" x 29.7" $1600 USD

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20210309_024055-01

"The Apple Gang" (2021) acrylic on cradled panel 20" x 20" framed to 21.3" x 21.3" $1490 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Monkey with Potato" (2021) acrylic on birch panel card 4" x 6" wood panel $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Salamander with Cheese" (2021) acrylic on birch panel card 4" x 6" wood panel $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Mantis with Cake" (2021) acrylic on birch panel card 4" x 6" wood panel $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Pig with Cooked Human" (2021) acrylic on birch panel card 4" x 6" wood panel $250 USD

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dog with macaron10x15cm
dog with macaron10x15cm

"Dog with Macaron" (2021) acrylic on birch panel card 4" x 6" wood panel $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Floating Dream" (2020) acrylic on wooden board 12" x 12" framed to 16" x 16" $750 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Messenger Bird with Blue Pepper" (2020) acrylic on birch wood 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Cow with Yellow Pepper" (2020) acrylic on birch wood 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Cat With Caper" (2020) acrylic on birch wood 4" x 6" $250 USD

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Jesus Aguado
Jesus Aguado

"Hermaphrodite with Red Pepper" (2020) acrylic on birch wood 4" x 6" $250 USD

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