SOLO SHOW | GALERIE VALERIE BACH | BRUSSELS
17 March 2017 - 29 April 2017
Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium
In this exhibition, two series of works are brought together for the first time, uniting three-dimensional works with paintings in order to shed light on their creative process.
The first section of the exhibition is based on cell —cell of life, cell of habitation— at the core of their thinking. Inspired by cell biology and the process of differentiation, the Totipotent Architecture series is composed of hand-blown glass volumes, which like embryo cells, expand to create new spaces of habitation within the steel architectural silhouettes. The artists go a step further in their exploration of the cellular infinity with the vitrines Cells diptych, creating a new macroscopic life in intricate Murano blown-glass.
The second part of the exhibition, based on Jorge's pictorial work in the 1970s, when painting was one of his ways of escaping the overwhelming Argentina dictatorship. The exhibited works in the Derrame series, explore the idea of the accident as both a violent moment but also as a random, uncontrolled phenomenon. A three-dimensional aspect of this accidental expression appears in their brand-new series Assemblages where found objects superimposed on the pictorial surface seem placed there by the necessity of ordering the immaterial in a chorus between abstraction and reality.