Abstraction in Action Arocha + Schraenen, Elena Damiani, Jorge Pedro Núñez & Sergio Vega: The Devil is in the details https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/arocha-schraenen-elena-damiani-jorge-pedro-nunez-sergio-vega-devil-details/


Artists: Iván Argote, Arocha + Schraenen, Lothar Baumgarten, Matthew Buckingham, Elena Damiani, Adler Guerrier, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Edgar Orlaineta, Laercio Redondo, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Sergio Vega.

The Devil is in the details
Curated by Jesus Fuenmayor
September 17 – November 20, 2015
KaBe Contemporary
Miami, FL, USA

The title of the exhibition “The Devil is in the details” pretends to point towards the details’ appearances in a work of art that unexpectedly allow viewers to comprehend the work (and even history) in a different way, even when this reading betrays our expectations or completely twists a work’s initial intention. Instead of just speaking about how important the use of historiography is for this group of artists, the show draws attention to what Roland Barthes used to call the “Punctum.” That is, that detail in an image (or work) that escapes its own structure, shooting out like an “arrow” towards the viewer. The artists selected for this exhibition have turned to the representation of history not just as material itself but also as means by which to criticize how history is constructed. They are not just interested in the past tense or simply reviving archival strategies, but in putting the past in relation to the present and the future, creating overlapping temporalities that bring disparate moments together. scottrade site down

October 28, 2015 Jorge Pedro Núñez: Fantasy https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/jorge-pedro-nunez-fantasy/


Artist: Jorge Pedro Núñez

August 6, 2015
Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Buenos Aires, Argentina

…La tecnología historiográfica también nació con una distorsión inicialmente politizada: la convención de las periodizaciones de la historia se tomó prestada de la historiografía política y así se tradujo en la museología moderna. Los últimos trabajos de Jorge Pedro Núñez (Caracas, 1976) ponen en cuestión la lógica misma del museo. El marco o la vitrina, modalidades convencionales del parergon, de la delimitación del campo que contiene el signo artístico en su interior, son utilizados como un espacio de confrontación entre elementos históricos concatenados….

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August 6, 2015 Esvin Alarcón, Marcius Galan & Jorge Pedro Núñez: Spatial Acts https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/esvin-alarcon-marcius-galan-jorge-pedro-nunez-spatial-acts/


Artists: Esvin Alarcón, Marcius Galan, Elena Damiani, and Jorge Pedro Núñez.

Spatial Acts, Americas Society Commissions Art
October 7, 2014
Americas Society
New York, USA

The exhibition Spatial Acts: Americas Society Commissions Art features works of artists Esvin Alarcón Lam (Guatemala, 1988), Elena Damiani (Peru, 1979), Marcius Galan (Brazil, 1972) and Jorge Pedro Núñez (Venezuela, 1976), who were selected to be part of Americas Society’s new initiative to commission an in-situ artwork especially conceived for the David Rockefeller Atrium, located in the organization’s landmark building in Park Avenue. The four artists will participate in a panel discussion with Manuel Cirauqui, writer and assistant curator at Dia Foundation, and Gabriela Rangel, curator and director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society.

At the beginning of 2014, a Nominating Committee put together a list of nineteen artists from the Americas who were invited to submit proposals for the David Rockefeller Atrium. During the second stage of the process, a selection committee designated four semi-finalists whose recent works are gathered in this group show. The name of the winning artist will be announced in November. The permanent piece will be placed in an adjacent section to the entrance of the Americas Society’s visual arts gallery, whose history includes the first U.S. exhibitions of many artists from the Americas. The artwork will serve as a testament to the tradition of the Americas Society’s Visual Arts program and its commitment to foster creativity and experimentation for the engagement of diverse audiences.

October 8, 2014 Jorge Pedro Núñez: Entre Machine et moi Machin https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/jorge-pedro-nunez-entre-machine-et-moi-machin/


Artist: Jorge Pedro Núñez

Entre Machine et moi Machin
September 12 – October 26, 2014
Galerie Crèvecoeur
Paris, France

The artist presents an abstract landscape, between sculpture and in-situ installation, composed by geometric figures human-scale based, featuring machine and motor. Symbols of the modern era defined by “the cult of the rapid combustion”, according to Peter Sloterdijk, motor and machine are still characteristic of the contemporary economy, even though the digital world, both in a real and fantasy process, is overwhelming. He uses standards materials of our developed environment like metal, glass, plaster and oil, combines heterogeneous logicals and creates an itinerary dividing, in an invisible way, the space. By creating a situation which tends to modify our gathering and our wandering, the artist follows his reflexions about the reception of the art forms, the display of existing objects and history of surfaces and materials. The theme of the machine, and its anthropomorphic projections, is in the title of the show, ironically reminded by the artist, quoting Serge Gainsbourg, author of Machins Choses, a 1965 song.

September 29, 2014 Carla Arocha – Stephane Schraenen, Sigfredo Chacón & Jorge Pedro Núñez: En blanco y negro https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/carla-arocha-stepahne-schraenen-sigfredo-chacon-jorge-pedro-nunez-en-blanco-y-negro/


Artists: Carla Arocha- Stephane Schraenen, Antonio Asis, Paulo Castro, Sigfredo Chacón, Adriana Jebeleanu and Jorge Pedro Núñez

En blanco y negro
April 2014
Kabe Contemporary
Miami, FL, USA

En blanco y negro is a group show featuring works by six contemporary artists. The works that comprise this exhibition display a diverse array of techniques: drawing, painting, photography and sculpture, dating from 1969 to the present. The common thread that bonds these pieces evoke a distinct vocabulary of mass, line and texture utilizing black and white materials.

May 27, 2014 Abstraction in Action: ARCOmadrid 2014 https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/abstraction-action-arcomadrid-2014/


ARCOmadrid 2014
19–23 February 2014
Halls 7 & 9, Feria de Madrid
Booth 7H02
Madrid, Spain

Abstraction in Action presents its online platform at an institutional booth during the fair, allowing visitors to interact with the database while gaining a deeper understanding of the project and the artists involved. The website will launch a new “Projects” section during the fair, featuring exhibitions, site-specific installations, and events that AIA has produced. Along with that, AIA features new artists:

Leyla Cárdenas (Colombia, 1975), John Mario Ortiz (Colombia, 1973), G. T. Pellizzi (Mexico, 1978), Rosario López Parra (Colombia, 1970), Macaparana (Brazil, 1952), Fidel Sclavo (Uruguay, 1960), KIRIN (Argentina, 1953), Bernardo Corces (Argentina, 1988), Eduardo Santiere (Argentina, 1962), Georgina Santos (Mexico, 1988), Santiago Reyes Villaveces (Colombia, 1986), Rodrigo Sassi (Brazil, 1981), Nicolás Lamas (Peru, 1980), Nicolás Consuegra (Colombia, 1976), María Ezcurra (Argentina, 1973), Jorge Pedro Núñez (Venezuela, 1976), Jaime Ruiz Otis (RUIZCYCLE) (Mexico, 1976), Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (Peru, 1976), Edwin Monsalve (Colombia, 1984), Chiara Banfi (Brazil, 1979), Barbarita Cardozo (Colombia, 1975), Ana Belén Cantoni (Peru, 1983), Óscar Figueroa (Costa Rica, 1986), and Silvana Lacarra (Argentina, 1962)


February 25, 2014 Jorge Pedro Núñez https://abstractioninaction.com/artists/jorge-pedro-nunez/
Translated from Spanish

I am interested in combining and juxtaposing different historical referents that derive from diverse places and times, and which coexist in an object.

My work is related to drawing, sculpture, and painting rom their more basic properties, such as material and form, but the materials I use are mostly objects from other activities. I use recognizable icons stemming from modern art history, in the creation of a work that goes through deconstruction and the relationship of objects and ideas that question the link between abstraction, history, and contemporaneity.


Estoy interesado en mezclar y superponer diferentes referentes históricos que provienen de lugares y épocas distintas que cohabitan en un objeto.

Mi trabajo es relativo al dibujo, la escultura y la pintura desde sus propiedades más elementales como el material y la forma, pero los materiales que utilizo son en gran parte objetos de otras actividades. Utilizo iconos reconocibles provenientes de la historia del arte moderno  para la concepción de una obra que pasa por la deconstrucción y la puesta en relación de objetos e ideas que cuestionan la relación entre abstracción, historia y contemporaneidad.

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February 19, 2014