“Canale Diaz Art Center cordially invites you to the opening night of Imaginarium on Friday,August 07, 2015 from 7-10 pm. Alejandro Plaza, a known young artist whose iconography - a combination of neo-pop and neo-kineticism - has managed to permeate into the Venezuelan imagery. Imaginarium will delight collectors and art enthusiasts from July 30 to October 3.
A total of 20 artworks will be showcased, including a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S luxury sport car, in partnership with Prestige USA Sport Cars. Plaza designed and applied the art with a load of perfection and attention to details. Using his geometric abstraction heritage, he transformed the vehicle's body in a dynamic universe of fragmented shapes and colors generating movement on their own. Similarly, an Essex Grand Piano EGP 183, designed by the renowned manufacturer Steinway & Sons and painted by the artist will also be displayed.
Throughout his career, Alejandro has had the chance to exhibit his art in different countries around the world such as Denmark, France, the Dominican Republic, the United States and Venezuela.
Imaginarium reveals the visual universe of a generation born in 1989 and "that perhaps never read Jules Verne or Emilio Salgari and that knows Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers through the eyes of Disney's motion pictures; it's a generation that was shaped in the background of what Zygmunt Bauman describes as "liquid art", in an "age of accelerated life-experiences in the ephemeral rule.
Plaza's references vary, without categorization, from comics series to the art of Lichtenstein or Koons, melted with Dali's surrealism and the kineticism of Cruz-Diez, Soto or Vasarely. His paintings convey this new form of virtual imagery energy and open their way -among the ocean of information - to the emergence of new identities." The launch of his new character Agatha Mouse in Miami belongs to this aesthetic that rapidly absorbs everything and that reinvents its own world.” Adriana Herrera
The recently founded Art Center works as a culture space that combines various artistic trends in each event. Focused primarily on Latin-American contemporary art, the center fuses their events with literature, poetry, education, and performing arts. The center’s main goal is to provide an enriching cultural experience to the public.
Directed by Marco Canale and Manuel Diaz, economist and entrepreneur, respectively; both are art collectors and have worked as art dealers in Venezuela for several years. They also offer advising services to new and experienced collectors as well as investors and companies. Canale Diaz Art Center strives to become the new cultural space in the Gables!