We share with you this excellent article by the Venezuelan magazine Artefacto, now also present in the city of Miami, US.
Thanks to the team of the magazine and especially to Bladimir Peñalver for his interest and permanent support.
Download the article here: http://bit.ly/Carlos_Medina_Artículo_Artefacto_ENG
In 1971, after writing a study about Vladimir Tatlin, founder of Constructivism, Carlos Medina (Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 1953) begins to develop his plastic discourse within that trend. Afterwards, he elaborated iron and stone pieces focusing on the spatial geometrical abstraction. In 1976, he settles in Carrara, Italy, and during seven years, he works marbles and granites with hammer and chisel. In 1984, he returns to Venezuela, where he experiments with iron, steel, wood and paper. By that time, his plastic quest begins to spin around the geometrical reinterpretation...
Since last February 25 until next April 18, Marión Gallery will be displaying Master Carlos Medina’s exhibition “Esencial” (Essential).
Medina is a Venezuelan artist with a broad career in the field of plastics and sculpturing research. Through the development of his work, he has devoted himself to exploring the diverse possibilities of the matter by working with various kinds of materials, and producing different plastic solutions for each one of them. Hence, he has confronted the sturdiness and technical demand of the Carrara marble, the porous fragility of the Cumare...
This exhibition presents the last fifteen years of Medina’s work, which goes beyond the formal limits known by sculpture so threads, leaves, geometry, surface, drops, fawned paper and subatomic particles meet within a discourse making the space be the sculpture object by means of the line. Likewise, the resizing of the paper may be witnessed, in which the folding becomes a volumetric state, and the spatial sublimity is projected throughout the line and the dot, the essential elements of drawing.