Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Segnini
|September 28th – November 15th, 2012
Beto de Volder
Celebrating the curve
â€œIn Beto de Volderâ€™s work, the notion of a gesture in motion is essential. Each piece indicates or signals a process, and captures it as a form frozen in time that seems to have the potential to spread out, to multiply itself and to become a set of changing possibilities, of â€œdevelopments,â€ as we have in fact verified from some of his other works. His â€œobjectsâ€â€”to use again the name favored by Neo-Concretists, ever watchful, like him, for the organicity of forms and even for their communicating vessels with the bodyâ€”belong to an adjoining territory where endless displacements of various natures take place…
…The gesture of expanding motion not only refers to the proposition of ludic construction and perception, or to the invention of ways to make porous the limits between painting and sculpture, as he brilliantly does in his acrylics on MDFs, but rather to the method he uses to construct undulating aluminum installations of various sizes: he extends them horizontally into space, not with a predetermined plan but rather allowing the structure of the work to unfold a set of constructive possibilities that involve the participation of assistants and a dialog with the space. In other words, the interaction with the body and with the space conceived not only as a passive container but rather as one magnetized by a form endowed with organicity. In his abstraction, Beto de Volder has achieved a synthesis that makes it possible for the forms to reach an almost erotic playfulness and sensuality. Thus, this current exhibition at Durban Segnini Gallery is the equivalent of celebrating a curve that potentiates, by playing with abstraction, the vital affirmation of a gesture in motion.â€ Adriana Herrera
About Durban Segnini Gallery
Its present director and owner Cesar Segnini founded Durban Segnini Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970. The gallery specializes in contemporary painting and sculpture with particular emphasis in artists who have worked with abstract expressionism, abstraction, constructivism, geometric and kinetic art. Simultaneously, the Gallery strives to promote and diffuse new artistic values as well as the historical vanguards that have influenced them. Since 1992 exhibitions are open to the public all year round in their galleries in Miami, Florida, which includes the Coral Gables gallery in the border of the city of Miami and a new project in the Wynwood Arts District, an area where a group of major international galleries have concentrated. Worldwide, Durban Segnini Gallery is known for its expertise in such areas as the integration of artworks to architectural spaces as well as for its customized consultant services to private collections.
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