OS Gallery is pleased to present Doxa Manifesto + Astral Chronicles, an exhibition of works by two artists (Franco and Ripoll) whose notions of visual perception in search of a deeper inner truth, are rather similar yet contrasting, resulting in the beauty and harmony of their work premiering in this show.
The latest line of work for both Franco and Ripoll explores the phenomenological possibilities of geometry, abstraction and perspective, focused on the artists deep engagement with notions of dimensional space and perception. The exhibit offers a new perspective of geometric abstraction and kinetic art, combining form, line and color as each examines the notion of visual perception and other dimensions.
Doxa Manifesto + Astral Chronicles establishes an implicit conversation between Franco and Ripoll and the engagement of their work with movement, radicality and the metaphysical, while allowing each work to come into its own through the perception of the viewer.
Franco (b. 1982, West Palm Beach) uses an extensive palette of colors in an ever-shifting spectrum. Her works are inscribed with lines, angles and shapes resulting in different geometric forms.
Franco’s work in Doxa Manifesto – “Shifting Perspectives for Changing Perceptions” is a geometric abstraction in which space, metaphysics and internal emotional states are explored through painting: an assemblage of wonder and personal truths that synthesize in the searching and finding of the self. Her works serve as portals into the mysterious worlds she creates; her paintings appear to radiate minute sparks and light from within and produce shifts in appearance that emphasize the abstract nature of human perception, expanding beyond the visual to include subtleties of intuition and awareness, therefore, provoking a shift in the viewer’s perspective to change their perceptions.
In his extensive artistic career, Ripoll (b. 1941, Argentina) has been engaged in an ongoing commitment to visual truth. Ripoll has investigated perception, properties of light and ideas of abstraction, all through an innovative approach to the medium of “painting” in which light and movement serve as both the subject and object of art. Ripoll’s art has pushed the boundaries of sculpture/carving artworks and has radically redefined the relationship between artwork and the viewer through the creation of a distinct body of work. Astral Chronicles is a reflection between his holographic, kinetic art and his own journey through life and around the world. “I want to transcend the beauty and magic of a butterfly” is Ripoll’s very own essence in which the impossible becomes possible, where the magical and scientific coexist in harmony and where the only limits are set by the very own imagination. Through his artworks, Ripoll creates an experiece that is physical, sensorial and intellectual all at once. Ripoll’s notion of observation 1+1=1 is analogous to Ripoll’s conception of life where there is no separation between man, nature and the universe; highlighting that in his artworks, as in life, everything is connected.