Geometric Primitive [PRIM]

Gallery Nosco is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition, “Geometric Primitive” [Prim], featuring the works of seven distinguished Latin American artists. Scheduled to open January 12th 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), Mano Penalva (Brazil) and Rodrigo Sassi (Brazil).

The Geometric Abstraction 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 concepts through simple form and/or 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 intricate pieces. Alberto Casari, hailing from Peru, presents a harmonious blend of shapes, delving into the essence of perception and its relationship with geometric forms, drawing inspiration from textile and his native Peru together with influences from Arte Povera.

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 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 works. Jose Luis Martinat, also from Peru, pushes the medium, incorporating traditional embroidery, symbols and words, creating politically engaged works.

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.

Rodrigo Sassi known for his use of recycled construction material in his sculpture play with geometrical architecture artefact and colonial elements in the work from the exhibition.

“Geometric Primitive” [Prim] features a collection of textiles, sculptures and paper works, with each artist presenting their unique interpretation of the theme.

[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.