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are pleased to announce the first of a series of “POP UP” exhibitions that will feature the work of Miami based emerging artists at their studios.The Series begins with the work of Visual Arts artist:
Pursuit of Paradise
Curated by Adriana Herrera
Guided visit with Curator Adriana Herrera
Paul Amundarain Studio
773 NW 28 St.
Paul Amundarain (n. 1985) belongs to a generation that received the legacy of the grid – a form that allowed modernity to be structured – already deconstructed. Is his artwork the dialogue with Venezuela’s history and society is crucial. In his country of origin, dreams of fusion of art and architecture reached a summit in the University City of Caracas, built in the 50s and since then the lattice remains omnipresent in the various currents of abstract art.
However when he quotes a kinetic-like Carlos Cruz-Diez and evokes his physichromies, he inserts disturbing social images in a gesture which reminds us that we are in turbulent times and that the dream deposited in the perceptual participation has “failed”, as the same adjective he uses as a title for one of his paintings associated with the grid.
The grid that previous generations reinserted in the skin of the cities through urban interventions, is multiplied in his graphic base paintings assuming it has multiple meanings: grid, fence, grating overlapping visual signals on his own experience of mobility.
Works such as Broken grid, but also as Memory -in which his face appears behind a mesh of interwoven grids- superimpose two aspects of the failed promises of modernity in various places in Latin America and Venezuela: political and socio-economic instability and consequent massive emigration.
As a newcomer to the United States, his work contains a biographical and aesthetic record of the pursuit of paradise that is often fulfilled in enclosed horizons. At the same time, he has learned the lessons of survival that in depressed neighborhoods make it possible to manufacture necessary objects with materials discarded by other social sectors. Trash is recycled as art. Adriana Herrera, Ph.D., Curator and Art Critics.
About PLATABANDA MIAMI
The main trigger for such experience is the lack of an alternative space that works as an experimental ideas laboratory with the finality of creating a cultural encounter and as a neuralgic knot for artistic exchange.
Platabanda Miami is located in Paul Amundarain’s studio as an alternative space. Being the direct link between the artistic production experience and the natural development of the dynamic ideas exchange between artists and the expositive need of the works.
Paul Amundarain Studio
773 NW 28th St.
+1 786 473 31 67