Paris

Santiago de Paoli, Luz con flor (Light with Flower), 2017, oil and dandelion on wood, 11 3⁄8 × 7 1⁄8".

Santiago de Paoli

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

Santiago de Paoli, Luz con flor (Light with Flower), 2017, oil and dandelion on wood, 11 3⁄8 × 7 1⁄8".

If the first noun in “Peintures et Hotline” (the title of Santiago de Paoli’s first solo exhibition in France) announced the paintings on view, the second referred to a binder of erotic drawings, undisplayed but available for viewing on request. The twenty-one oil paintings—variously on felt, wood, plaster, and ceramic—hung at different heights on the gallery’s white Sheetrock and exposed-masonry perimeter, save for two, Chaussettes à centre libre (Free Center Socks), 2018, which was set leaning against a wall, partially propped up by a stained cork, and Here you are, 2018, which lay horizontally on a deep, sun-filled windowsill. The display casually evoked a landscape with various objects in it; one French newspaper review likened the installation to wet laundry hanging on a line. In any case, the Argentinean artist often seemed to treat his paintings more like sculptural

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