Ascaso Gallery proudly presents Tomasello: Visible Structure and Reflected Color, a monographic exhibition of fifty works from 1970 to the present day. Curated by Serge Lemoine, Â Emeritus Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, who has been director of de Musee de Grenoble and President of the Musee dâ€™Orsay. The exhibition includes a collection of jewelry from the renowned designer Chus Bures, who had worked in collaboration with the Argentinian master in Paris since 2010.
Luis Tomasello (1915 – ) â€œLuis Tomasello is an artist of many qualities. He set out along the path he still pursues today in 1958, when he started working in relief; in 1955 he took up abstract art and towards the same date became concerned with kineticism; he developed an interest in light, which he treats through the use of structure and color; he participated in all the major international events devoted to lumino-kineticism that took place in the 1960s. Tomasello, a South American, was born in La Plata Argentina. In 1957 he settled in Paris, where he still lives and works. He will be 97 this year and is still activeâ€. Serge Lemoine
Luis Tomasello in collaboration with designer Chus Bures
â€œIn 2010, Tomasello moved back down from monumental to minute, devoting his energy to designing jewelry which Chus Bures, and adept at working with artists in this field, fashioned with great brio. Drawing upon his repertoire of forms, Tomasello adapted the same ideas to the proportions of whatever these objects were to adorn â€“ hands, neck, ears, blouses or jackets. Whether applied to the scale of jewelry or architecture, the elements which make up Tomaselloâ€™s art can be seen to work, each producing, in its particular way, its own effect.â€ Serge Lemoine . Paris, 2010 (excerpt)
About Ascaso Gallery
Galeria de Arte Ascaso was founded in Valencia, Venezuela in 1989 by Antonio Ascaso and Limari Ramirez de Ascaso. In 2002 they opened a branch in Caracas and in 2010 a new space, Ascaso Gallery, in Wynwood Arts District, Miami, bringing propositions of diverse backgrounds of Latin American art, with monographic and thematic exhibitions new to audiences in the United States. Ascaso Gallery supports public art projects and publications.
A very important accomplishment of Ascaso Gallery has been the production of museum quality catalogues and publications of the artists represented . Ascaso Gallery works directly with the artists, coordinating exhibitions in the gallery as well as in other institutions, representing them in international art affairs such as FIA Caracas since1992, Art Miami since 2000, ArtBo since 2007