Van Gogh Vodka Presents Alexander Esguerra’s Love & Paint: “Vernal Equinox” at The Box NYC
Keira Chaplin, Mad Men’s Jared Harris, Countess Luann de Lesseps, joined artist Alexander Esguerra to celebrate the Vernal Equinox and the 7th exhibition of Love & Paint
NEW YORK, NY -- Last night, Alexander Esguerra, New York based artist and the creator of Love & Paint (www.loveandpaint.com), presented his 7th exhibition entitled “Vernal Equinox” at The Box in New York City on Tuesday 20 March 2012, which culminated with a live performance art piece.
Celebrities, Keira Chaplin, Mad Men’s Jared Harris and Countess Luann de Lesseps, all sipped on custom cocktails provided by Van Gogh Vodka, while enjoying a specially curated performance, mimicking the creation of some of Alexander’s iconic couple’s paintings. Over a dozen paintings from his new plexiglass series were on display. Two more shows are in the works for 2012 which will take place in the Hamptons and London.
Oliver James Liegey, Alexander Esguerra, Kiera Chaplin - Photo Credit: Loren Wohl//Village Voice
Love & Paint, a conceptual art form, uses couples in the act of making love as the paintbrush on a canvas. It was created out of a desire to capture an intimate moment of intense love with one’s partner having the end result be completely anonymous. It represents a cultural examination and celebration of the “Literal Expressionism” that exists within everyone. Bringing together couples from all over the world to New York and Los Angeles; the exhibit transforms their manifestation of affection, seduction, or pleasure into art. The exhibit sets out to break down the taboo that is sex, by showing it for what it is – an act of beauty and love.
Regardless of race, gender, culture, or sexual identity, sex is the great equalizer - the common source of birth, pleasure and union. While each sexual encounter is truly inimitable, the experience itself is inherently universal. All equal when it comes to the act of love. These expressions of passion and adoration can only exist in one singular moment, never to be exactly replicated or fully relived.
Love & Paint has exhibited 7 shows from NYC to Los Angeles and has generated an overwhelming international following as well as notable celebrities, socialites and royals alike.