Retrato Medina

MEDINA Beyond the visible

May 6 – July 31 Ascaso Gallery

1325 NE 1st Ave Miami FL. 33132

Carlos Medina

MEDINA Beyond the visible

Ascaso Gallery presents in its new spaces, the exhibition Beyond the visible by the Venezuelan
contemporary artist Carlos Medina, who has brought from Paris, city where he resides, his
proposals to creates a novel group of works on his recent plastic investigations of neutrinos;
along with works that relate light, shadows and geometric abstraction. The exhibition,
accompanied by a catalog written by Adriana Herrera, PhD, will be open between May 6 and
July 31, 2021.

According to Herrera, “the inexhaustible vein of his art comes from this dual faculty of
clearly perceiving two orders. The first responds to the perfect visible geometry: to discover in
the rain, as he says, ‘the fragment of a line suspended in a diagonal circumstance’. That order is
the source of his drops sculpted in wood or metals and arranged as precipitations in his spatial
interventions.” The second order is inspired by the no less perfect geometry that, as the title of
this exhibit points out to us, it is Beyond the visible. “If geometric abstraction developed in a
manner foreign to the visible world, voluntarily separated from all referential links of the image,
the renovation of Carlos Medina’s work stems from his approach to the real geometry of the
visible and invisible. He invents an essential imagery in geometric works built with elements of
maximum simplicity, which nevertheless unfold a sort of imago mundi, a recreation of the
world”, says Herrera. “He certainly dissects the order of nature, and transforms it into a source
of abstract forms; and in a parallel way it enters into the invisible subatomic order, no less real,
though intangible.”

Beyond the Visible will display 48 artworks including spatial interventions, suspended sculptures
and wall-mounted pieces. Medina explains: “I seek uncover the shadows that live from light and
to make visible the energy and substance of the neutrino particles, that being eternal and
invisible can pass through everything.” Since the seventies, anticipating even the first scientific
images of these particles, he investigated this essential form of matter in multiple media.

At the same time, Medina, whose international career has been widely recognized, is working
on the intervention with sculptural furniture for the Gare Bussy St. George, the gateway to
EuroDisney, with the support of the Atelier Cruz-Diez in Paris.

 

Carlos Medina, “Neutrino rings”, Miami, 2021 | Photo by Corina Höher