Ascaso Gallery is pleased to participate at The Armory Show 2023, with a presentation of works from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s by the Venezuelan master Oswaldo Vigas (1923-2014) on the occasion of his 100th Anniversary.
Ascaso Gallery is pleased to participate in Art Miami 2022 with a presentation of works by Pablo Atchugarry, Fernando Botero, Salvador Dalí, Carlos Cruz Diez, Arman, Robert Indiana, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Francisco Narváez, Jesús Rafael Soto, Oswaldo Vigas and Cornelis Zitman.
Visit our Booth AM 127 at Art Miami. NOV 29 – DEC 4| 2022.
The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (PBM+C),
Booth D3, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.
March 24 — 27, 2022.
Featuring artworks by Arman, Pablo Atchugarry, Fernando Botero, Agustín Cárdenas, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Ignacio Iturria, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Carlos Medina, Takashi Murakami, Francisco Narváez, Edgar Negret, Carmelo Niño, Alirio Palacios, Bosco Sodi, Jesús Soto, Jorge Riveros, Manolo Valdés, Víctor Valera, Victor Vasarely, and Oswaldo Vigas.
Ascaso Gallery is delighted to participate in the 31st Edition of Art Miami which will be running from November 30th to December 5th 2021, exhibiting artworks by Arman, Ron Agam, Fernando Botero, Agustín Cárdenas, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Larraz, Carlos Medina, Jesús Rafael Soto, Luis Tomasello, Manolo Valdés, Oswaldo Vigas, Francisco Zúñiga.
Arman Van Gogh: Starry Night, 1994
Accumulation of acrylic paint
and brushes on canvas,
consists of eight separate panels
112 x 148 in.
284.5 x 375.9 cm
JESÚS SOTO AND VÍCTOR VALERA The Armory Show | Booth #402
September 9-12, 2021
The Ascaso Gallery Miami’s proposal for the Armory Show 2021 is based on the artwork of two globally recognized and prestigious artists: Jesús Soto (1923-2005) and Víctor Valera (1927-2013). Through their contribution and innovations, considered and analyzed by other creators, these two Venezuelan artists have been considered pioneers in the creative processes of geometric and kinetic abstract art by proposing a new understanding of visual compositions, as well as thematic and conceptual narratives into the plastic arts developed since the mid-twentieth century.
The kinetic artwork of Jesús Soto reflects the changes that the course of the interpretation of the reality through the art in the fifties demanded: to transform the form into a “non-form”, proposed as a notion of energy, space, and time, by combining the formalist logic with the mystery of creation. Breaking with the canonical schemes of art, Soto creates different series of kinetic structures with virtual movement, from “Las Escrituras” to “Los Penetrables”. For him the immaterial is the sensitive reality of the universe, and art is his knowledge as a framework that reaches the absolute within pure virtuality, while Victor Valera’s work does so from sensitive abstraction. Without starting from the rigid morphologies of assembled and welded metal, Valera proposes alloys between hard and organic geometry, straight planes are blended with organic undulations, where the value of flat and bright color adds a playful character that induces the spectator to move around it. Both proposals suggest “movement”, real or virtual, as a fundamental formal element.
Bélgica Rodriguez, PhD, Art Critic, and researcher specialized in Latin American Art
Jesús Rafael Soto Naranja inferior, 2003
Paint on wood and metal
83 x 82 x 17 cm
32.6 x 32.6 x 6.6 in.
Víctor Valera Umbria, 1975
Polychromed wood and vinyl
68 x 68 x 10 cm
26.7 x 26.7 x 3.9 in.