Eugenio Espinoza, ‘H estilo impenetrable pequeño’, 2005, Phillips

Signature: signed and dated "E Espinoza - 05" on the reverse

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

About Eugenio Espinoza

In the late 1960s Venezuela-born Eugenio Espinoza began producing grid paintings, which are now among the earliest examples of conceptual art in Venezuela. A student of Gego, Espinoza reacted against kinetic art and geometric abstraction, as the Venezuelan state had appropriated these styles as symbols of the country’s modernity and wealth. His grid paintings were used in performances and exhibited in unorthodox manners intended as an affront to the prevalent modernist aesthetic. Espinoza’s landmark work, Impenetrable (1972), which resides in the Tate’s permanent collection, is a grid painting suspended from the ceiling. It inhibits viewers from entering the room where it is displayed. Since relocating from Venezuela to Florida, Espinoza has continued to deploy minimalist techniques to question how art objects are exhibited and used.

Venezuelan, b. 1950, San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela, based in Archer, Florida

Solo Shows

2015
Blackston, 
New York,
2013

Group Shows

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Blackston at Frieze Week NY 2013 (Frieze, NADA, PULSE)