In celebration with the 25th anniversary of Leon Tovar Gallery, they will be showcasing artworks of Latin American Masters that have been exhibited since the opening of the gallery at ArtBo 2016 the leading art fair in Latin America. Leon Tovar Gallery will be at booth C19 in Corferias, Bogota, Colombia from October 27-30, 2016.
Carmelo Arden Quin, Blue Circle, 1947A Salon style layout will be the inspiration for the display for their commemorative booth. During the 17th century, the Salon Paris was the most prestigious annual art event, artists from all over the world would attend the event for inspiration since only the most influential artists were showcased. The booth and the artworks will be juxtaposed to create an intricate layout on the walls. All of the pieces are focused on the visual perception that geometric shapes and color, and kinetic art brings to the viewer.
A recreation of a visual map of Leon Tovar Gallery’s history and trajectory over the years will showcase works of Carmelo Arden Quin, Edgar Negret, Omar Rayo, Jorge Riveros, Gyula Kosice, Wifredo Lam, Carlos Rojas, Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar, Fanny Sanin, among others. These artists are the leaders of the Latin American Geometric Abstraction, provoking thought through the dynamism of their artworks, from Negret’s mystic sculptures to Sanin’s colorful orthogonal structures in acrylic, the booth highlights variety and modernity.
In addition, this year Leon Tovar Gallery is honored to work along side Pablo Leon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for Latin America at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, to present Colombian Artist Jorge Riveros (b. 1934) at the Referentes (Reference) section of ArtBo 2017. Referentes presents the works of renowned artists that have become pillars of contemporary art. At 82 years old, the works of geometric abstract are being revisited by scholars and curators, they consider him to be one of the key artist bridging Europe and Colombia. In the 60’s and 70’s Riveros lived in Germany and was influenced by the Bauhaus and their distinctive approach to art and design.