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Hawaii Modern Luxury – Abstract Art by Alejandro Goya – Paia Contemporary Gallery

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Hawaii Modern Luxury – Abstract Art – Alejandro Goya

Remote Control Abstract Artist Alejandro Goya wows the art world from Maui’s rural North Shore | By Shannon Wianecki | Photography by Tony Novak-Clifford |

When Alejandro Goya opened the Paia Contemporary Gallery in 2007, the Buenos Aires native delivered a shot of sophistication to Maui’s tiny hippie town. Abstract art may not be what most tourists expect to discover along the Hana Highway, but serious collectors quickly ferreted out the minimalist showroom, awarding Goya and fellow artists exhibits in New York and coveted spots in permanent museum collections.” Paia is a door to the world,” says Goya. “It looks mellow and quaint, but you’ve got major corporation owners and movie producers here. I don’t have to go anywhere, they come to me.” For those who can’t make the trip to Maui, his first book, Paia Contemporary Gallery Book, is scheduled for publication in early 2011. The 41-year-old painter-turned-curator logged time in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles before settling into Maui’s mellow North Shore. An avid windsurfer, Goya gladly abandoned skyscrapers for the slow pace of paradise. “ The less distractions I have, the more I get done,” he says. “I used to drive three hours a day in Los Angeles. Here, I don’t put 2,000 miles a year on my car. The health food store, the beach and my gallery are all a block away.” And when funky Paia feels too metropolitan, he and his brother, world-champion windsurfer Francisco Goya, caravan down to Punta San Carlos, Mexico, where they sleep in tents and surf mile-long waves. Goya’s paintings reflect his immediate surroundings. “I really enjoy how nature affects what man has created,” he says. “When working on my abstract art I stay away from glossiness. Nature doesn’t put a gloss on things.”

Luna Series #34 – by artist Alejandro Goya

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The New York Times – Maui’s Northshore Art Scene, Paia

Where Wetsuits and Art Meet in Maui
By DANIELLE PERGAMENT

IT was just after 10 a.m. and the Paia Contemporary Gallery was getting ready to open. The sun was streaming through the glass storefront, giving everything inside a warm glow. Alejandro Goya, the gallery’s owner, was adjusting a small glass sculpture just a fraction of an angle.

“I’m interested in abstract art, as you can tell,” said Mr. Goya, who was surrounded by crisp white walls and vaguely figurative sculptures, some costing a few thousand dollars. But any notion that this was a high-priced gallery in a big city was punctured when a group of surfers walked past the front door — barefoot, boards under their arms, and wetsuits unzipped to their waists.

Surfing and art mingle a lot in Paia — a blink-and-you-miss-it town — on the north shore of Maui. For years, this old Hawaiian sugar town has been a respite for stoners, surfers and, according to many locals, a certain low-key breed of celebrities like Willie Nelson, the Doobie Brothers, Woody Harrelson and Kris Kristofferson.

In recent years, however, the chill surfer vibe has been joined by a buzzing art scene, with a half-dozen new galleries representing artists like Mary Mitsuda, David Ivan Clark and Udo Nöger. Their works have not only attracted the attention of the international art-collecting crowd, who come here on spending holidays, but also that of major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Meanwhile, boho-chic hotels and fancy farm-to-table restaurants have opened, and a different caliber of tourist (as in the wealthy, art-buying caliber) has started turning Paia into an unlikely destination for contemporary art.

“You have all that exotica, these wonderful restaurants and top-notch galleries,” said Michael Kessler, an artist who lives in Santa Fe but recently had his first show in Paia. “I don’t know any other place like it.”

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The Seattle Times – Paia Contemporary Gallery

Where Wetsuits and Art Meet in Maui
By DANIELLE PERGAMENT

IT was just after 10 a.m. and the Paia Contemporary Gallery was getting ready to open. The sun was streaming through the glass storefront, giving everything inside a warm glow. Alejandro Goya, the gallery’s owner, was adjusting a small glass sculpture just a fraction of an angle.

“I’m interested in abstract art, as you can tell,” said Mr. Goya, who was surrounded by crisp white walls and vaguely figurative sculptures, some costing a few thousand dollars. But any notion that this was a high-priced gallery in a big city was punctured when a group of surfers walked past the front door — barefoot, boards under their arms, and wetsuits unzipped to their waists.

Surfing and art mingle a lot in Paia — a blink-and-you-miss-it town — on the north shore of Maui. For years, this old Hawaiian sugar town has been a respite for stoners, surfers and, according to many locals, a certain low-key breed of celebrities like Willie Nelson, the Doobie Brothers, Woody Harrelson and Kris Kristofferson.

In recent years, however, the chill surfer vibe has been joined by a buzzing art scene, with a half-dozen new galleries representing artists like Mary Mitsuda, David Ivan Clark and Udo Nöger. Their works have not only attracted the attention of the international art-collecting crowd, who come here on spending holidays, but also that of major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Meanwhile, boho-chic hotels and fancy farm-to-table restaurants have opened, and a different caliber of tourist (as in the wealthy, art-buying caliber) has started turning Paia into an unlikely destination for contemporary art.

“You have all that exotica, these wonderful restaurants and top-notch galleries,” said Michael Kessler, an artist who lives in Santa Fe but recently had his first show in Paia. “I don’t know any other place like it.”

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