Art Nouveau Gallery

Series weightless room, 2017 - Gabriela Morawetz

Gabriela Morawetz Series weightless room, 2017
Emulsion on convex glass and archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Azul y Agua (Blue and Water) - Jonidel Mendoza

Jonidel Mendoza Azul y Agua (Blue and Water)
Chinese ink, thread, silk organza, acrylic and wood
2012

Aunque ausente de identidad tu presencia se trasmite en el colectivo - Jonidel Mendoza

Jonidel Mendoza Aunque ausente de identidad tu presencia se trasmite en el colectivo
Chinese ink, thread, silk organza, acrylic and wood
2012

Exhibiting Artists

  • Jonidel Mendoza  (+)

    Exhibition : Jonidel Mendoza is one of the youngest artists in our gallery. He studied Fine Arts in the Eloy Palacios School in hometown Maturín, Edo. Monagas, and moved to Caracas in 1998 to pursue studies at the Instituto Universitario de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón. In the same year, he began showcasing his work individually and in collective exhibitions in galleries, museums and art fairs in Caracas, Bogotá and Miami. In 2004 he won the Best Novel Artist prize at a Painting Contest in Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 2006 he moved to Seoul, South Korea for a year, where he had a solo show at the Seoul International Art Fair. His work is represented at the Museo de Arte de Maracay Mario Abreu, the Universidad José María Vargas and the Banco Industrial de Venezuela foundation amongst others. He works in Caracas and in Seoul. In March 2015 Jonidel showed his work in Busan, Korea to the international art fair linked to the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank.

    Detailed Description : Jonidel Mendoza (Born: Maturin, State of Monagas, Venezuela, 1975) has a body of that stands out immediately, in part because of its exceptional coherence. It has an ambiguity that allows multiple ways to express its contents. It is more than a way of expression. It is a philosophy of communication. This is why figurative art has not ceased to amaze us over the centuries. It has unlimited potential for reinvention. Jonidel’s pieces prove this. His work stems from a process of synthesis, which is the product of mature ideas. His pieces focus mainly on bringing back the human figure, not by copying it, not even by creating a possible portrait or reaffirming an identity, but rather as an essence. In this latest phase, which is precisely what we see in this exhibit, the artist gives a lot of importance to the nature of the material used in order to reveal the image. The image is built chronologically through the fabric (industrial mesh: cease and electro-welded mesh), the line (steel wire) and the dot (tyrap).” Jonidel Mendoza is emerging as one of the promising new talents in Venezuelan art. His work transitions between drawing and sculpture. Mendoza uses a variety of materials including industrial fiberglass nettings, aluminum micro-perforated stripes, metallic mesh, platen and wire for his human lightweight shadow figures. He is interested mostly in the physical and philosophical qualities of the immaterial, which he communicates through transparency and levity. The human shape appears as a suggestion, as an emerging presence, as a “failed specularity” in his own words.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jonidel Mendoza - Azul y Agua (Blue and Water) Azul y Agua (Blue and Water)
    • Jonidel Mendoza - Aunque ausente de identidad tu presencia se trasmite en el colectivo Aunque ausente de identidad tu presencia se trasmite en el colectivo

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  • Gabriela Morawetz  (+)

    Biography : Native of Poland. The artist graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and also studied at the Contemporary Center of Ingraving in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1975 to 1983 Gabriela Morawetz resides in Caracas, Venezuela, where she got granted from the National Council for Culture. Her first solo shows took place in Caracas. Since 1983 she lives and work in Paris, France.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
    2017
    Photography&Alchemy, see+gallery, Beijing ,China

    2016
    Chambre d'(a)pesanteur, Thessa Herold Gallery, Paris, France
    catalog text by Laura Serani
    Chambre d'(a)pesanteur, Paris Photo, Thessa Herold Gallery, Paris, France

    2015
    Vanishing Deconstructions, See+ Gallery, Beijing, China

    2014
    In That Time, Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, USA
    Away from you, close to you, See+ Gallery, Photography, Installation, Beijing, China

    2013
    Continuum, installation, photography, video, Salle Capitulaire, Cour Mably, Bordeaux, France

    2012
    Body and Breath, photography, installation, Thessa Herold Gallery, Photo Month-Official Selection,Paris, France

    2011
    Connected Isolations, photography, Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, USA
    To Be but One , photography, installation, video, Thessa Herold Gallery , Paris, France

    2010
    Un Monde Loin du Monde , installation, video, Abbaye de Corbigny,France

    2009
    Closer to Me than Myself I, photography, installation, Maya Polsky, Gallery, Chicago ,USA
    Closer to me than Myself II, photography, installation, Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Miami, USA

    2008
    The Sleeping Self, photography, video, Thessa Herold Gallery Paris, France

    2007
    Egospheres, photography, video, Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, USA
    N’Etre, photography, Vent d’Est Gallery, Bordeaux, France

    2006
    Illusions, photography, Hardcore Contemporary Art Space , Miami,
    Jeux du Regard, photography, video-instalation, sculpture, Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
    Spaces, photography, video, Lillebonne Gallery, Nancy, France

    2005
    Jeux du Regard, Arte Fiera, Thessa Herold Gallery, Bolognia, Italy
    Jeux du Regard, photography, sculpture, instalation, Art Paris, Thessa Herold Gallery, France
    Jeux du Regard, photography, sculpture, instalation, Thessa Herold Gallery, Paris
    lllusion Spheres, photography, instalation, Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, USA
    Regards croisés, Saint-Louis Chapell, Bar–le-Duc, France
    Photography, Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, Italy

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    Artist's Objects:

    • Gabriela Morawetz - Series weightless room, 2017 Series weightless room, 2017

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Other Represented Artists

  • Paul Amundarain

    Biography : Paul Amundarain One of the youngest artists in our gallery, Amundarain’s work stems from two well assented platforms in Venezuela’s artistic landscape: the tradition of abstract geometry on one side, and the reflections about the city of Caracas as a topographic landscape, on the other. His largest series of assemblages titled Urban skins and Anarchical skins are a visual synthesis of what Caracas looks like from above, intending to analyze and reflect upon the social circumstances and irrationality that prevail in this chaotic urban development. Amundarain departs from the overhead shots taken from the city’s barrios (slums) as a model, and dissects its landscape formed by the geometric shapes of the roofs of millions of ranchos (favelas). He uses Aluminum triangle and square blade-alike shapes that overlap the bi-dimensional surface and produces volumetric assemblages that suggest not only the violence, but also the unruly and massive informal habitable solutions of poverty. In other bodies of work, Amundarain is reflecting upon Venezuela’s conflictive street violence to generate paintings, sculptures and installations, thinking about the unfortunate popular culture icons of violence in the context of their own reality, in which the whole city becomes a crime scene at large. It is quite common in today’s Caracas to find its urban landscape scarred with physical evidences of this violence, such as the traces left from bullets in street signs, protection barriers on roads, and damaged infrastructure that present vestiges of thuggery. In his series Impact, Amundarain perforates aluminum painted gold surfaces with real bullets, or as in Formal Subtraction where he removes highway safety barriers that have been damaged by car crashes or bullets, and alters them into sculptures, not before intervening them with paint or chroming their surfaces. With his work, Amundarain is commenting about the social scenario of a system that has progressively falle

  • Antonio Asis  (+)

    Biography : Antonio Asis studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes where he obtained his doctorate in 1950, From 1950-1956 he conducted geometric and constructivist research. Upon his arrival to Paris in 1956, Asis met and worked closely with artists such as Agam, Soto, Schaeffer, and Vasarely and began to center his art on a two-part kinetic focus. Asis began to concern himself with the relationship between colors in order to obtain a form of optical melange and kinetic vibration. Asis' work has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe beginning in 1965 including Lumiere et Movement in Paris (1965), Cinetisme, Spectacle, Environment, (1968), Biennale mediterraneenne d'art contemporain, Italy (1983), Los Cineticos-Kinetic Art at the Museo Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid -Spain (2007), and most recently North Looks South: Building the Latin-American Art Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston-USA.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions 2007: Sicardi Gallery, Houston - Texas 1995: Expression Visuelle, Galeria Arte Struktura, Milan, Italy 1995: Expression Visuelle, Galerie Claude Dorval, Paris, France 1989: Atelier Antonio Asis-Oeuvres des annees 50 a 70, Hotel Drouot, Paris, France, November 17 1983:Galerie J. & J. Donguy, Paris, France, January 13 - February 12 1975: Asis, Galleria la Polena, Genova, Italy, June 19 - July 15 1972: Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France 1971: Estudio Actual, Caracas, Venezuela, June 1970: Galerie Krebs, Bern, Switzerland, March 17 - April 11

    Detailed Description : While interested in vibrant harmonies, Asis has also explored the possibilities of dominant monochramy. He has also in time become interested in the idea of geometrical elements such as spheres and spirals, as well as in space. Antonio Asis lives and works in Paris, France.

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  • Rafael Barrios  (+)

    Biography : Rafael Barrios studied in Canada, the United States and Venezuela. His career dates from an early age. He studied drawing and painting at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, winning his first award with the Prize of "National Youth Painting" in 1963.Upon completing his basic studies in Venezuela and Canada, won the J. Walter Thompson International scholarship to study at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, where he graduated with honors in "Pure Art" and "Communication and Design". In 1981 won a Post-graduate scholarship in Fine Arts and " Monumental Technology" at the University of New York, USA. In his career as an artist Rafael Barrios has performed work as an Art Director for UNESCO. Also worked as an art consultant for film maker creations in "Latin Touch" Movie; Sets Director for Chris Von Wangenheim in Vogue and Esquire Magazines in New York, USA; Professor of "Tridimensional and Advertising Designs", Neumann Foundation Design Institute, Caracas, Venezuela; Sets Director, for the presentation of "Dance Today" at Expo-Sevilla, Spain; Set-Director, Fashion Designer Herve Leger, "Carrouselle du Louvre", Paris, France.

    Exhibition : Rafael Barrios has has numerous, individual and collective showings in the United States, Europe, South America, in other Latin American countries and in countries of the Middle East. His work is displayed in permanent collections such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and Carmmen Lammana Foundation in Toronto, Canada; National Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of Contemporary Art Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela, and in private collections such as the King Don Juan de Borbon, Spain, Princess Gloria Von Thurrell Untaxis, Germany.

    Detailed Description : In 1973 the renowned futurist Marshall McLuhan expressed in a lecture at the University of Toronto, "Rafael Barrios' work is fresh fruit for thought". Rafael Bariios plays with shapes altering the laws of geometry and creating volumes in space. His sculptures are characterized by breaking with the orthodox directionality, accessing new possibilities for perception. The dizzying rise of virtual works themselves seems to rise about defying the laws of space, alleviating the body's expose to gravity. Rafael Barrios' works are identified be their dynamics, by their lightness; by force and by the magnetism that prints with the intention that each of them comes to mind. "His sculptures range in form, shape, color and dimension ...creating art that alters our perception and state of mind" According to the artist "the work is about dislocating our perception in such a way that our mind's eye will insist that you are seeing something that you are not", "The sculptures are virtual, contemplative, geometrical and participatory, designed so that they may visually develop in our mind's eye and be appreciated from anywhere in innumerable visual possibilities.

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  • Milton Becerra

    Biography : Milton Becerra (born Tachira, August 10, 1951) He began exhibiting his works in 1970, while still a student at the Cristóbal Roja School of Plastic Arts in Caracas, from which he graduated in 1972. In 1976, after a second solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas, Milton Becerra made a series of interventions in the landscape. Milton Becerra’s first works appeared during the 1970s within this context. These works are located in diverse suburban areas of Caracas –in the imprecise boundaries that separate the metropolis, the forest or the pastures high up, in the banks of streams or in the last streets and rows of houses of the city, at Colonia Tovar or at La Mariposa dam. Although it is strictly a matter of actions and interventions, these pieces end up being a series of photographs which, more than a document, constitute an initial artistic and poetic approximation to that vision of nature and the territory as sacred spaces, conducive to mystical experiences and intersected by a memory of cultures of peoples who have been silenced or have disappeared. This starting point will later characterize, very profoundly, the body of his work

  • Lia Bermudez

    Biography : Lía Bermúdez (born August 4, 1930 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan sculptor. She began her studies at the School of Applied Arts in Caracas (1944–1946) and moved to Maracaibo. There in 1947, she continued her studies at the School of Visual Arts of Julio Árraga. She was a student of the masters Julio Narváez and Francisco Maragall. Major exhibitions: Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Zulia State, 1957, Ateneo de Valencia, Carabobo State, 1966, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, DC, 1979, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, 1989. In 1992, this museum presented a retrospective of her work. She been awarded the Order of the Liberator Knighthood, an award from the University of Carabobo, Zulia Governor's Award, Order of Maracaibo City in the first class, Order of Francisco de Miranda, Ana Maria Campos decoration and the National Prize of Plastic Arts of Venezuela 2007 amongst others.

  • ALBERTO CAVALIERI  (+)

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  • Carlos Cruz Diez  (+)

    Biography : He began his research on color alongside the Kinetic Movement of the 60s. His reflection on art has expanded our ideas about color to the point where today we can understand that perceptions of chromatic phenomena do not necessarily have to be associated with form. Cruz-Diez has conceived his proposition by what he qualifies as spatial structures, “Chromostructure” or media for chromatic events, giving origin to what we know as “Physichromie,” “Transchromie,” “Induction Chromatique,” “Couleur Additive” and “Chromosaturation.” These are the focus of all his research and works — works in which he shows that color, when it interacts with the observer, is transformed into an autonomous event capable of invading space without the aid of form, without narrative or symbols.

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  • Astrid Fitzgerald

    Biography : Born and educated in Switzerland and England, Astrid Fitzgerald emigrated to the Unites States and to New York where her keen interest in abstract art was ignited working for the eminent architect Philip Johnson. She acquired skills in painting and printmaking at the Art Students League, F.I.T. and Pratt Institute, and her work was recognized through an award for a design for the New York Theater mural competition. Soon after, she began to paint large geometric canvases, some inspired by Joseph Albers’ Color Interaction Theory. Subsequently, her growing interest in Philosophical Geometry, in particular in the Golden Ratio, propelled her work in a new direction. Her works have been shown in 18 countries in solo and group exhibitions, and represented in many public, private and corporate collections, among them the Museum of Geometric & MADI Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, and corporate collections including the Marcel Breuer Building, Boca Raton, UBS Securities, and I.M. Pei & Partners. A major installation was selected to represent the United States at the 2002 Artcanal exposition in Le Landeron, Switzerland.

  • Joao Galvao  (+)

    Biography : João Carlos Galvão was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1941 begins his first studies in painting in 1951. Studies in Nacional de School Fine Arts, University of Brazil between 1964 and 1966 He moved to Paris where he follows the Sorbonne sociology course with Jean Cassou art and attends the workshops of Sergio de Camargo, Victor Vasarely and Yvaral

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  • Margulis J.

  • Julio Le Parc  (+)

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  • Carlos Medina  (+)

    Biography :

    Exhibition : He enrolls in the Escuela de artes Plasticas Cristobal Rojas, and graduates in 1975. 1975 His first solo exhibition, Piedra, Hierro y Dibujo, Sala anexa of the Museo Contemporáneo de Caracas 1976 He is apponted profesor of sculpture at the Escuela de artes Plasticas “Armando Reveron” in Barcelona, Venezuela 1978 He moves to Italy thanks to socholarship by FUNDARTE to continue his studies 1984 He returns to Venezuela and settles in Caracas 1988 He participates in the group exhibition “la imaginación de la Trasparencia”, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela 1991 He is awarded the Premio Galeria de Arte Nacional in the V Bienal Nacional de Escultura Francisco Narvaez 1992 He wins the Premio Antonio Herrera Toro in the L Salón Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela 1993 “Cilindros”, Galeria Lozada 7 Lozada, Valencia, Venezuela 1994 FIA, Namia Mondolfi, Caracas, Venezuela 1997 He installs Spatial Circles in the Capital Plaza mal, Barquisimeto, Venezuela “Cilindros”, Estudio 99, Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1998 “Hojas”, Estudio 99, Barquisimeto, Venezuela He installs the Monument to Sisai, El Cuji, Venezuela 1999 “Circulos y Cilindros” , Estudio 99, Barquisimeto, Venezuela Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofia Imber, he participates with “Diagonal Drop I 2001 “La Escultura del Espacio”, Museo de arte de Coro, Venezuela 2004 “Tensiones”, Alternativa Sala de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela 2005 “Gotas y hojas”, Galeria de Arte Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela “Nosotros”, Centro de Arte El Atillo, Caracas, Venezuela 2006 “Papeles”, one man exhibition, Museo de Arte de Caracas Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela 2007 “Papeles y Aceros” Museo de Arte de Coro, Coro, Venezuela Museo de Arte Moderno, San Felipe, Venezuela 2008 Centro de Arte Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo, Venezuela 2009 Museo de Arte de Tovar, Tovar, Venezuela Museo de Arte de Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela Galería Mu

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  • Julio Pacheco-Rivas

  • Rogelio POLESELLO

    Biography : Rogelio Polesello (26 July 1939 – 6 July 2014) was an Argentine painter, muralist and sculptor. He was best known for making Op art (or optical art) known in Latin America. He won two Konex Awards; one in 1982 and another in 2012. He was born in Buenos Aires.[1] Rogelio Polesello studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, both in Buenos Aires. In 1959, he joined the Asociación Arte Nuevo, founded by Aldo Pellegrini and Carmelo Arden Quin. The paintings he included in his first solo exhibition at the Galería Peuser (Buenos Aires, 1959) followed the aesthetics of Op Art and were based on Gestalt theories. Their geometric forms, generally in black and white, added to or subtracted from the whole according to perceptive principles that produced specific optical effects. Polesello died from a heart attack on 6 July 2014 in Buenos Aires. He was 75.[2]

  • Arturo Quintero  (+)

    Biography : ARTURO QUINTERO (Caracas, Venezuela, 1964) Departing from a strong influence in Geometric Abstraction and Op Art, along with MC Escher’s impossible spaces, Arturo Quintero has built his body of work upon mathematical calculations to create volumetric geometrical shapes arranged on the wall and in architectural spaces. He is a passionate researcher of mathematical theoreticians and philosophers such as Plato, Galileo, Archimedes and Euclid, and is interested in scientific studies about mathematics, the cosmos, patterns and harmonic relations that exist in our natural and constructed world. Quintero creates his works in series and his pieces generate virtual movement produced by all possible solid shapes, like rectangles, rhombuses, trapezes, circles, spheres, squares and triangles, which are painted with bright shades of colors of lacquered acrylic. His works alter our perception and produce movement for the spectator’s eyes, establishing a continuous and playful relation, whose kaleidoscopic effect responds to Quintero’s interest in altering our perception as viewers. In his artwork, he inquires into the phenomena of light, color, movement and geometry in space, as well as the relations that shapes establish between each other through placement, form and color. He continuously establishes patterns to study proportions either by rupturing pure geometric shapes or by creating mandalas or more organic shapes. Quintero graduated in 1986 as an Industrial Designer and is a self-taught artist. He began showcasing his works in 2001 and since then has exhibited in galleries in his native Venezuela, and in Colombia, United States and Italy. He participated in the First Emerging Art Biennial at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas in 2012. His work is represented in the collection of El Universal newspaper and in several private collections in Caracas.

    Detailed Description : O2, 120 x 120 cm (48 x 48 in) 2016, Digital Router Acrylic and paint

  • Hector Ramirez

    Biography : The work of the Venezuelan artist Héctor Ramírez (Edo. Monagas, Venezuela, 1955), which straddles Kinetic and Op Art, is based specifically on the optical phenomenon of the virtual construction of volume, and on the perception of movement generated by the human eye as it examines the medium and large-format monochrome works. Besides his interest in physics and mathematics, the study of geometry and the interaction between the human eye and the line, the artist’s work poetically concentrates the energy of creation. Ramírez is concerned with one of the big questions of science – How did everything begin? – and he draws above all on one of the various different theories on the Big Bang, which analyzes the origin of the great explosion based on a sphere of light as the primal generator of everything that happened next. From that first sphere of light, we transport ourselves to another sphere, the material one on which we live: Planet Earth. For Ramírez, both models are imprinted on everything that we are, from the conception of the universe to the composition of the atoms, and it is there that the artist conceptually constructs his artistic practice.

  • Jesús Soto  (+)

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  • Abel Ventoso

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