For Art Miami NY 2015, we propose to exhibit artists dealing with the concept of geometry in art. The works will be by artists who explore geometry and architectural form, geometrical abstraction, use light and optical effects, and apply mathematical principals in their oeuvre—they are L’Atlas, Stevens Dossou-Yovo, Jorge Enrique, Alain Le Boucher, and NOART.
From its origins in antiquity, the purpose of geometric art has been to communicate the essence of its time. The ancient Greeks divided scenes of mythology and current events from land and sea with bands of geometric patterns. Artists belonging to movements from the early 1900’s, such as Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, and Minimalism repeatedly defied and redirected the canon of art with fervor for the avant garde. They experimented with concepts of space, color, scale, rhythm, and especially geometry as vigorously as the society around was evolving.
Artists of today, such the ones we propose to exhibit, continue geometry’s long-established purpose through a contemporary lens, cross-using references of traditional art forms and techniques/technologies of today. L’Atlas draws from the architecture of urban landscapes which frequently serves as a formal-pattern to his canvas. Stevens Dossou-Yovo’s “pixelated-clouds” metal installations are contemplations on the confines of reality. Jorge Enrique investigates “radicalized geometry”, creating sculptures which question the relationship between space and visual perception. Alain Le Boucher codes his LED creations into fluid movement deriving from mathematical calculation. NOART engages with reflection, limitlessness and the use of electronically-manipulated light.