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