ESQUENAZI, PARRA AND ROMERO PRESENT THEIR “ALTERNATIVE ABSTRACTIONS” AT CANALE DIAZ ART CENTER
After a successful participation during Miami’s Art Week, Canale Diaz Art Center launches the new year with a stunning exhibition titled “Alternative Abstractions – Ludic Geometries”. A group show that gathers the most recent works from Colombian artist Danny Esquenazi and Venezuelan artists Aureliano Parra and Reymond Romero. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, February 5 from 7pm to 10pm as part of the city of Coral Gables’ Gallery Night.
Viewers will enjoy the artworks from these three Latin-American artists, leading the neo-kinetic movement and winners of dozen of awards whose oeuvres are present in numerous public and private collections. In “Alternative Abstractions – Ludic Geometries” these three artists continue their individual searches over new possibilities in the geometric space.
In this manner, we can appreciate how Danny Esquenazi has transferred previous generations’ learning in regards to the experience of color to an underlying layer such as wood, and extends the possibility of perceptual surprises, thus multiplying his geometric shapes. Esquenazi designs vast number of forms on which he blends colors and shadows so that the hue scales excite the eye to the point of fostering new sensations of movement, not only visual but emotional as well, according to show curator, Adriana Herrera Tellez, Ph.D.
For his part, Aureliano Parra’s artwork gives rise to three-dimensional pieces installed on the wall as curtains of Mylar acetate. In these geometries of light, Parra invades the space referencing the electrical world of twinkling lights or the speed of cars as seen from a great height drawing bright lines on the pavement. Parra uses unpredictable and perpendicular vectors to build dynamic color fields always in continuous expansion, explains Adriana Herrera Tellez, Ph.D.. Turning away from the traditional frames, he installs his pieces like a waterfall floating on the wall surface.
Finally, in Reymond Romero's artwork, the line has been replaced by thread. Romero transforms the legacy of expert generations in weaving objects such as weighing nets, or quilts, and extends the use of thread and its constructions into the contemporary art's field. Romero seeks to create a perceptive practice related to the tactile experience, this is, an emotional and changing experience of colors which moves according to the position of the observer interacting with the piece.
“Alternative Abstractions” will be on display until March 26th and open to the public Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm for those who would like to become acquainted to or rediscover the work of these three amazing artists.