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Aluminum - Nicolas Radic

Nicolas Radic Aluminum
oil on canvas,
70,8 x 47,2 in.
180 x 120 cm

Wall - Gustavo Bonevardi

Gustavo Bonevardi Wall
Wall, 2016
African pyrophyllite
13½” x 11” x 2½

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists


    Biography : Gustavo Bonevardi is a graduate of the Princeton School of Architecture. Along with his works on paper and sculptures, Bonevardi also draws on his architectural background when working on his large-scale urban projects. He lives and works in New York City.

    Exhibition : Bonevardi's work has been the subject of several exhibitions including, "Line, Colour, Form: Place", Artsolar, Bridgehampton; "Expanding the Line: Drawing, Video, and Sculpture", Cecilia de Torres, New York (2017); "Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11", 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York (2016); "Under the Influence", Cecilia de Torres, New York (2016); "Stories About Place", Sicardi Gallery, Houston (2014); "Caio Fonseca and Gustavo Bonevardi" at Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans (2013); "Watercolors and Drawings" at GalleryB, Sag Harbor, New York (2010); "Writings: Gustavo Bonevardi, Juan Calzadilla, Leon Ferrari, Luis Roldan and Elias Crespin Explore Language, Meaning and Inscription", Cecilia de Torres, New York (2010); "Gimme Shelter", Curated by Megan Riley, Shelter Island (2006); "Mies in Berlin", The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2001). Site-specific installations include "10,000 Flower Maze", Shenzhen Citizen’s Plaza, China (2011); "Stories", New York (2009); "Drawings for a Large Wall", Sag Harbor (2007); "Restrained", Shelter Island (2006); "Two", New York (2005); "Stone House", Dutchess County (2004); and "Tribute in Light", a World Trade Center memorial, which recurs annually on 9/11 in New York. Bonevardi has received numerous awards including, Best Art Book for "Chasing Shadow-Constructing Art", International Latino Book Awards, CA (2007); Brendan Gill Prize for "Tribute in Light", New York (2003); Best Show in a Public Space for "Tribute in Light", International Association of Art Critics, New York (2003); Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Contribution to Architecture for "Tribute in Light", New York Society of Architects Awards, New York (2002); Honorable Mention, International competition for design, Constantini Art Museum, Buenos Aires (1997); First Prize, Siemens Drawing Competition, International Architectural Biennial, Buenos Aires (1995).

    Detailed Description : Bonevardi's artistic practices range from the meticulous to the monumental. Working on a small scale, Bonevardi is known for his letter drawings - graphite images in which a multitude of minute yet precise letters of the alphabet tumble, spill, and stretch their way across the paper surface, creating undulating patterns or precise forms which, when viewed from a distance, conceal their tiny components. From afar, however, they unify to become a modulation that delineates the shape of a circle, a geometric form, or an abstraction. Bonevardi’s disordered placement of these letters evokes a fragmented language that creates an interplay of absence, density, and space thereby instigating a sense of memory and loss. Bonevardi's large-scale urban projects, which include the memorial Tribute in Light (conceived in 2001 and illuminated each year in New York in commemoration of September 11th) and 10,000 Flower Maze (2011). This latter work, a temporary project commissioned for Shenzhen's Citizen Plaza, China, was inspired by the European garden maze commissioned in 1756 by Emperor Qialong, and consisted of thousands of orange-safety cones arranged in patterns across the public space. Lying somewhere between the scale of his drawings and urban projects, Bonevardi also creates watercolors, sculptures, objects and architecture from his studio in New York City.

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    Artist's Objects:

    • Gustavo Bonevardi - Wall Wall


    Biography : Eduardo Chillida was born in San Sebastian, Spain in 1924. He conducted preliminary studies to enroll in architecture at the University of Madrid before turning his attention to drawing, which he studied at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. In 1948 Chillida was awarded a scholarship to attend the Cité Internationale Universitaire and travelled to Paris. Chillida’s early interest in architecture was to have a lasting impact on his development as an artist, his understanding of spatial relationships and, in particular, his interest in making space visible through a consideration of the forms surrounding it. On his return to Spain in 1951, he began experimenting with materials that resonated with the Basque region’s industrial heritage such as iron, wood and steel. Chillida settled in Hernani with his wife Pilar and, in 1952, he set up an iron foundry, learning techniques from a local blacksmith. During this period he continued to make engravings and collages and this core practice was to continue throughout his career, allowing him to explore form and line by cutting into paper. This technique was superseded in the mid-1980s by a new development, "Gravitaciones" (Gravitations), in which Chillida eliminated the adhesive from his collage, allowing the work to be suspended in space. Chillida died in San Sebastián, Spain in 2002.

    Exhibition : Chillida’s graphic and sculptural work has been the subject of numerous international exhibitions and retrospectives including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1966); Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (1979); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1979); Guggenheim Museum (1980); Palacio de Miramar, San Sebastián (1992); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (1999). Chillida received numerous awards, including the Grand International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale (1958), Kandinsky Prize (1960), Carnegie Prize for Sculpture (1964), Goethe Foundation’s Rembrandt Prize (1975), Andrew Mellon Prize (1978, with Willem de Kooning), Grand Award for Arts in France (1984), and Jack Goldhill Award from the Royal Academy of Arts in London (1996). In 2000, the Chillida-Leku Museum, a monographic exhibition space, opened in San Sebastián. Chillida died in San Sebastián on August 19, 2002.

    Detailed Description : One of Spain’s most celebrated artists, Eduardo Chillida achieved international recognition at the Venice Biennale in 1958. Chillida created monumental sculptures in iron and granite, often for public spaces, as well as producing a body of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. Despite his use of varied mediums, Chillida aimed at simplicity and balance. Driven by the quality of space, density, and rhythm, his works consider ways in which mass and volume contain space.

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    Biography : Nicolás Radic received his B.F.A. in 2007 from Universidad Católica de Chile. radic lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

    Exhibition : Radic's work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Santiago, including Museo MAVI (2016); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago (2009); Matucana 100 (2012), Galería XS (2016), among others. His work was recently shown at Marlborough Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Additionally, he has participated in several international art fairs, including ArtLima, Peru; Untitled, Miami; Pinta, New York; Pinta, Miami; ARTBO, Bogota; ArteBA, Buenos Aires; Ch.ACO, Santiago. His work is featured in several private collections, including the Sayago & Pardon, Los Angeles.

    Detailed Description : Nicolás Radic's compositions push photographic realism to abstraction. Through a series of fine methodical processes, his paintings detract the object's material character away from its shape, decontextualizing them and steering them away from their function. Thus, each work is transformed into an autonomous unit that seeks to reveal the particular demands of the represented materials. He meticulously captures the nuances of luminosity and the tension between reality and artifice, a commentary on the medium of painting as a means of expression. The study of texture, color and rhythm is explored through a wide specter of materials, some as flexible as plastic, as temporary as paper, and as hard as scrap metal. In his recent works, the artist has turned to paper, pieces of cardboard and aluminum, to build models, by crumpling them into abstract and geometric constructions. The models are carefully illuminated to make way for the photographic record, an additional challenge to the use of oil painting as a medium. These images are later rendered, as if transcribed, in order to reveal the complex interplay of color and shape, with light.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Nicolas Radic - Aluminum Aluminum



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