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Abel Ventoso



(Art collective formed by Abel, Jorge and Héctor Ventoso, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Ventoso’s work is centered on the manipulation of patterns, shapes and unusual materials in order to reflect optical and sensorial effects through geometry. They usually create wall-mounted assemblages and use recycled acrylics, polymers, woods and PVC with the intention of pushing to the limit the use of materials by their extreme manipulation, in order to create visually stunning pieces. Ventoso’s work explores light, form and volume, as well as the notions of duality, equilibrium, dynamism, and the encounter of opposites, such as shallow and depth, hollow and filled, light and shadow. They combine linear shapes and volumes, with optical effects and fractals and ultimately, engage with the experience of color to enhance the expression of volume, seeking for dialectic with space and to impact the viewers’ visual experience.

Ventoso is a collective collaborative group formed in 2006 by Abel, Jorge and Héctor Ventoso, a family of self-taught artists that began producing three-dimensional pieces with the interest of creating, through geometry, a dialogue with space and forms. Coming from different backgrounds such as Architecture and Agroindustry, their approach to art-making has been experimental, being mostly concerned about manipulation of different materials and the reception of the work of art, and intending to open the receptiveness of the spectator through the relation with geometry. Since 2007 Ventoso has exhibited thoroughly in Buenos Aires, as well as Panamá City, Bogotá, and Miami. All three live and work in Buenos Aires.

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