Geometric Primitive [PRIM]

Gallery Nosco is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition, “Geometric Primitive” [Prim], featuring the works of five distinguished Latin American artists. Scheduled to open January 11th 2024, this exhibition will showcase an array of unseen creations by Carlos Caballero (Cuba), Alberto Casari (Peru), Paula Cortazar (Mexico), Magdalena Fernandez (Venezuela), Jose Luis Martinat (Peru) and Mano Penalva (Brazil).

The Geometric Abstraction art movement is a significant and influential genre that emerged in the early 20th century, characterized by the use of geometric shapes, lines, and forms to create non-representational artworks. Rejecting the representational nature of traditional art, artists embraced abstraction as a means to explore pure visual elements and convey emotions through simple form and color. The movement sought to distill reality to its fundamental essence, with artists often employing symmetry, precision, and mathematical principles to achieve visual harmony. Geometric Abstraction has left a lasting impact, inspiring artists to experiment with new visual languages and paving the way for future abstract movements.

Carlos Caballero, an artist from Cuba, employs Geometric Primitive to express the inherent connections between nature and geometry, intertwining the organic and the mathematical in his thought-provoking pieces. Alberto Casari, hailing from Peru, presents a harmonious blend of colors and shapes, delving into the essence of perception and its relationship with geometric forms, drawing inspiration from textile and his native Peru.

Representing Mexico, young Paula Cortazar brings a distinct cultural perspective to the exhibition, weaving together traditional elements with geometric abstraction, showcasing the rich heritage of Latin America within the context of contemporary art and Nature.

Magdalena Fernandez, a well-acclaimed artist from Venezuela, skillfully explores the interplay of nature, light and movement, evoking a sense of fluidity and transformation within her abstract geometry works. Jose Luis Martinat, also from Peru, pushes the boundaries of the medium, incorporating technology and interactive elements into his artworks, creating politically engaged and immersive experiences for viewers.

Mano Penalva’s creative output stems from the transformation of ordinary objects, a reflection of the artist’s deep engagement with Anthropology and Material Culture. Employing a diverse range of mediums, Penalva presents novel aesthetic compositions inspired by retail marketing tactics, personal narrative collection, and the dynamic interplay between domestic and public spheres.

“Geometric Primitive” [Prim] promises to be a visual feast, featuring an extensive collection of textiles, sculptures, and multimedia installations, paper works and video, with each artist presenting their unique interpretation of the theme.

“We are thrilled to present this remarkable exhibition, featuring esteemed Latin American artists who have devoted their artistic prowess to the exploration of Geometric Abstraction. [Prim] will undoubtedly be a celebration of creativity, diversity, and innovation.

[Prim] will take place at our Sablon space in Brussels, and will open to the public on 12th January 2024 and will run through 16th March.