At El Museo del Barrio, a Show of Latin-American Op Artists Rebukes the Mainstream History of Geometric Abstraction

At El Museo del Barrio, a Show of Latin-American Op Artists Rebukes the Mainstream History of Geometric Abstraction

Lucas Iberico Lozada, Artsy

“An exhibition set to open at El Museo del Barrio in New York on February 3rd, “The Illusive Eye” takes as its point of departure a landmark 1965 show at the Museum of Modern Art, “The Responsive Eye,” which claimed to catalogue a “widespread and powerful new direction in contemporary art”—that of kinetic and op (or optic) art. But there was something absent from that iconic survey: the numerous contributions to geometric abstraction by Latin-American artists who went virtually overlooked by MoMA.”

At El Museo del Barrio, a Show of Latin-American Op Artists Rebukes the Mainstream History of Geometric Abstraction, Artsy, article, 2016

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Small But Concentrated (Italian)

Small But Concentrated (Italian)

Federico Sardella, ESPOARTE

“The exhibition, starting September 20th, aspires to show the work of one of the most original and interesting artists of our time, whose pieces have long been present in public and private collections of great importance such as the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Panza Collection.”

Piccola ma concentrata: La Scultura di Paola Pezzi Da FABBRIc.a. article, ESPOARTE, 2012

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Fernando Prats: Church of the Divine Providence, Santiago de Chile

Fernando Prats: Church of the Divine Providence, Santiago de Chile

Maria Elvira Iriarte, Art Nexus

“It was not necessary to share a specific belief to engage in an aesthetic dialogue with these works. Prats’ work was made from a world at the edge of any representation or figurative evocation. The language was pure, the result of a profound artistic investigation, which enabled the artist to negotiate the historical distance between the artistic and the sacred, recovering what might be seen as one of the essential characteristics of art at its remote origins–its sacredness as an expression with which transcends man himself.”

Fernando Prats: Church of the Divine Providence, Santiago de Chile, Chilean Art Nexus, article, 1998

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L’Empordá, The Garden of Creation (Spanish)

L’Empordá, The Garden of Creation (Spanish)

Antonio Iturbe, El País

L’Empordà is a region of the north of Catalonia where a number of artists and creators have found their place in the world.

L’Empordá, el jardín de la creación, El País, article, 2016

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An Enchanted Forest (Spanish)

An Enchanted Forest (Spanish)

Jofre Sáez, La Vanguardia

The Museum Can Mario opens in early summer to enter Laurent Martin Lo’s dream world. His exhibition “On Bamboo Paths”, located in the main room of the museum, obliges the visitor to cross a forest made of suspended bamboo reeds. The sculptures are fragile and of subtle movement that create a space where a sense of harmony reigns.

Un bosque encantado, La Vanguardia, article, 2016

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Traces of Air (Spanish)

Traces of Air (Spanish)

Perico Pastor, La Vanguardia

“Lo is an extraordinary sculptor. Silently extraordinary. His work, and I think, his life, is an unending dialogue with bamboo, whose flexibility permits him to draw in space like a calligraphy pen does over paper, molding the form with tension from fishing line, and recently combined with the dark ceramic orbs by Marta Torelló, which oficiate the testimony of gravity and remind the viewer that not even the levitating mobiles from France can escape its power.”

Trazos de aire, La Vanguardia, article, 2015

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Around Arco 2015 (Spanish)

Around Arco 2015 (Spanish)

Alberto Arenillas, Presente Continuo

Javier León Pérez’s work is highlighted in the contemporary art fair that turns Madrid into the capital of the Spanish art world.

Around Arco 2015 (Spanish), Alberto Arenillas, article, 2015

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Working Spaces: Sinta Tantra

Working Spaces: Sinta Tantra

Natasha Gan, Indonesia Design

UK-based but of Balinese descent, Sinta Tantra returned to Indonesia in November for her first solo exhibition in the country. Presented by ISA Art Advisory, the event showed a classic collection of Sinta’s paintings, which are characterized by geometric abstraction and loud colours.

Working Spaces: Sinta Tantra, Indonesia Design, interview, 2017

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The World of Hector Velázquez

The World of Hector Velázquez

Hong Kong Tatler

“To behold Hector Velázquez’s works – intricate and often entangled sculptures weaved together with multiple layers of yarn – is an invitation to touch. Certainly, that was my first reaction when I gazed at Entanglement (below) at Puerta Roja for the first time. Like any good sculpture, the sense of the tangible and the material form of the object simply defies the best photography, and in the end the photographer is bound to throw up his arms in frustration. More than anything, sculptures are three-dimensional bodies that lend themselves to be touched and the aesthetic pleasure they afford is beyond one of disinterested, contemplative pleasure in the Kantian sense, but an emotional experience that connects the viewer to the artist through the medium of sculpture.”

The World of Hector Velázquez, article, Hong Kong Tatler, 2012

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In Conversation with Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

In Conversation with Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

Charmaine Mok, Hong Kong Tatler

“In the video, Hing Chao, Hong Kong Tatler guest writer and founder of Earthpulse Foundation, meets with Puerta Roja’s Adriana Alvarez-Nichol to discuss, among many things, the spirit of Latin American art and the emotional works of Hector Velázquez. The Mexican artist is showcasing his inspiring sculptural pieces at The Space, in an exhibition titled Unfolding Bodies. It is the first time Velázquez has ever shown his work in the city.”

In Conversation with Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, interview, Hong Kong Tatler, 2012

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