KaBe Contemporary. Post-kinetic: Conceptualism and Geometry in Venezuela

Summer 2011.

KaBe Contemporary is currently presenting Post-kinetic: Conceptualism and Geometry in Venezuela. This exhibition showcases a selection of works by Venezuelan artists whose styles emerge after 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 some of 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.

The exhibition features works by Roberto Obregon, Sigfredo Chacon, Alfredo Ramirez, Jose Gabriel Fernandez, Carla Arocha – Stéphane Schraenen, Yucef Merhi and Jorge Pedro Nunez.

KaBe Contemporary
123 NW 23 Street
Miami, FL 33127
305.573.8142
www.kabecontemporary.com

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