FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARLOS CABEZA: SILENT MATERIALISM
Oct. 8th - Nov. 2, 2015
Miami - O. Ascanio Gallery is honored to present its third solo exhibition on the work of Paris-based painter Carlos Cabeza, following his debut exhibition in Wynwood in 2010, "Rhythmic Painting."
A participant of the Venezuelan vanguard including artists Jesús Soto, Alejandro Otero, and Victor Lucena, Carlos Cabeza is concerned with perceptible structuralism, using geometry and color to postulate spatial relations.
Cabeza’s work stimulates sensation through charged networks of incongruent materiality in a motley of exuberant color palettes. Geometric shapes, female bodies, furniture, abstract expressionist brushstrokes, and meticulous painting techniques all float in a dimensional space unruled by our kind of physicality.
The networks in Silent Materialism are notes, drafts of a kind of spacetime that exists in silent complexity. Cabeza’s figures staring or not, never an utterance is suggested. The painter enfolds figuration techniques, varied textures and geometric patterns until every crevice is filled. His elements saturate surfaces and exhibit no meaning except through their position as distinctive items operating as signifiers in a broader web.
Each element is a signifier as it refers to another. Each is connected through fluid bridges of brushstrokes that ebb and flow, shared backgrounds, or by being next to each other, so the cognitive motion feels circular. No bottom-line, no end-point, only intense and sustained sensation.
Cabeza's painting shows matter operating in infinite space through windows into other worlds, and windows within those windows. He establishes relations between varied materiality and multiple planes of being. In his recent paintings displayed in Silent Materialism, the artist includes new brushstrokes and previously unseen figurative references in his work.
These innovative features complicate the dimensionality of Carlos Cabeza’s work and strengthen the sensations he creates. Silent Materialism is an intense and affective space to enter. Please join us starting October 8, 2015 at 7pm through November 2, 2015.
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