Allouche Gallery is thrilled to announce the premiere of “A Mechanical Resolution,” a solo exhibition featuring a new collection of works by Felix R. Cid at Allouche Gallery, 77 Mercer Street in SoHo New York.

The work in “A Mechanical Resolution” is a meditation on the process of creating art in a technically advanced society. The subjects Cid depicts are abstract cyborgian figures with complex textures and explosions of color surrounded by scribbles of text, impasto polka dots, limbs, and weapons made from silicone, graphite, spray paint, and more.

For Cid, however, the focus of his work lies not particularly in the content he depicts but in the transformative process of painting itself. Felix grew up in Madrid and studied art and photography at a young age. He graduated from Yale’s MFA program where he first developed his playful aesthetic language and unconventional process. Working in what he calls “El Canpo,” an intentional misspelling of “El Canpo” (meaning field in Spanish), Cid works exclusively in a field on the coast of Ibiza.

As such, Cid is immersed in the natural elements of the island, allowing the textures and materials of the land to inform his process. El Canpo, as described by Cid, is not only a place but a “state of mind;” It encapsulates the creative push and pull of “finding that moment” where time stands still and mindfulness and presence reign. For Cid, “El Canpo” is a conceptual tool that connects the artist to the land and vice versa. If you look at the works closely enough, you’ll see minerals, rocks, glitter, and dirt, often applied directly to the canvas with the artists’ bare hands.

As the world experiences a paradigm shift marked by rapidly advancing technology, Felix R. Cid stands out by fostering a profound connection with his work and the land around him.