Waltman Ortega Fine Art is pleased to present “Borders", a solo exhibition of recent works by Jorge Enrique. The exhibition is comprised of mixed media works on wood and metal, paintings, objects and sculptures. The show opens to the public on November 12, 5-9 p.m. and remains on view through December 27, 2016.
Borders: a dividing line
In this series, Enrique explores the traditional boundaries between painting and sculpture.
“Here, the works are created as an extension of each other, they move in a sequence where the traditional frame of the paintings is pushed towards a more object-oriented representation, as the narrative pushes the boundaries between painting and sculpture, often blurring the lines between the two. At times the resulting works are closer to sculpture than paintings and often neither as they become objects that embody basic elements from both disciplines”, states the artist. “From the large triptych (“Structures to Build a Silence”) to the 3- dimensional work of the self-standing geometric sculptures (“Vessels”) I wanted every work to play out as an episode in the development of the exhibit’s visual narrative. To create the dialog between paintings and sculpture is the ultimate goal of this body of work, and to answer the questions such as: What constitutes a line that marks the limits of an area? What is the dividing line? Where does painting become sculpture? This is the vortex to which all other ideas point. This is the territory I’m exploring now.”