Luis Barragán (1902–1988) is regarded as the most prominent Mexican architect of the 20th century. Awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1980, he achieved international recognition for his poetic and vibrant architectural style.
Barragán’s building and landscape projects were all realized in his home country. They exemplify his ability to unite the structural characteristics of traditional Mexican architecture with the vocabulary and vision of Modernism.
The exhibition celebrates the architect’s legacy through the artworks of his contemporaries, those influenced by him, and those with whom he shares a visual and deeper synergy. Curated by Oscar Humphries, it includes works by Mexico-based artists with whom Barragán had close ties, including Mathias Goeritz, Chucho Reyes and Eduardo Terrazas.
By referencing Barragán’s work, Timothy Taylor creates ‘conversations in colour’ with pieces by some of the most influential living and non-living artists of the past century. These artists include Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Sheila Hicks, Agnes Martin and Sean Scully, and are presented alongside Barragán-designed furniture.
This limited edition
catalogue is published to accompany the inaugural exhibition of Timothy Taylor 16×34 gallery, New York – Architecture of Colour: The Legacy of Luis Barragán
(23 September – 19 November 2016) – exploring Barragán’s architectural practice, his spiritual sense of aesthetics, and his unique use of colour.