Post-Kinetic: Conceptualism and Geometry in Venezuela
Jorge Pedro Núñez
Jose Gabriel Fernandez
Carla Arocha-Stephane Schraenen
KaBe Contemporary is pleased to present Post-kinetic: Conceptualism and Geometry in Venezuela. This exhibition showcases a selection of works by venezuelan artists whose styles were engendered from the acclaimed 1960’s and 70’s kinetic art movement in Venezuela.
As LeWitt wrote, “In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” In this sense, Roberto Obregon, Sigfredo Chacon, Alfredo Ramirez, Jose Gabriel Fernandez, Carla Arocha - Stéphane Schraenen, Yucef Merhi, and Jorge Pedro Nunez have developed a specific focus in conceptualism by including geometry in their art from. Each of these artists have combined both artistic tendencies into their works using their own unique medium. The result of this synthesis is Post-kinetic, a visual manifestation of the permeating effect kinetic art achieved in young Venezuelan artists in the nineties.
Today, both in Venezuela and abroad, these artists have transcended the expectations of spectators world wide and have lived up to - and further risen - the standards set by the kinetics.
Through painting, sculpture, installation, and video, KaBe Contemporary managed to bring together the artists that represent the cornerstones of this pivotal artistic movement in Latin America. Each of the works exhibited will guide the viewer’s eye through a carefully designed geometric space filled with the understated but powerful messages each artist included in their work; transforming the show into a conceptual piece of its own.