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Compilation Albums By Venezuelan Artists

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The fast-growing exodus from Venezuela to the rest of the world is the clearest symptom of the depth of its current economic, social, political, and humanitarian crisis. With many South American countrys artists having fled to new places in order to find opportunities theyve been denied at home, Venezuelan talent drain is a painful reality. But, as history has shown us, there are always resourceful people looking to turn struggle into a chance to create art. Enter Sisah, brand new collective comprise of Venezuelan artists, most of them living outside the country. The crew aim to redefine the collective identity of the countrys post-diaspora music scene-specifically electronic one-through collaboration. Guadalajara transplant Alberto Stangarone, Of Sunsplash and Todosantos fame, serve as Sisahs curator and producer for UNO, collective debut full-length, which is premiering today on Remezcla. He started Sisah as a creative club where fellow Venezuelans can work together no matter where they are. Nowadays, it is impossible to talk about the Venezuelan scene without considering the amount of talent spread across the world, and this project is a reflection of that, he explain. Alongside long list of graphic designers and visual artists, musicians like Ferraz, Santa Bandida, VFRO, Pocz, and even former Los Amigos Invisibles member DJ Afro give life to UNO's 10 tracks and Sisahs identity. But do expect traditional Venezuelan sound in these songs-from get-go, these artists were set on experimentation and creating futuristic pop songs. Our political statement isnt in our lyrics or sound; it in projects mere existence. We stand united even though they want to bring us apart, said Stangarone. Album opener Vida finds Uruguay-base Alissa Maria on lead vocals, nu-Disco and Soul influences colliding. On bilingual Prisma, Sexilia lets her voice loose over a beat that reimagines UK garage and R & B. Instrumental cuts like Simon Diaz-sampling Aire and Espina showcase collectives ' take on downtempo and house, and Gerlas quiet star is Madrid resident Jhoabeat, who uses his beatboxing skills to give the song wings. Together with music, crew developed a strong visual Universe For project, drawing on everything from physical paintings to internet art. Its effort that turns Sisah into a multidimensional experience, one that subtly hints at Venezuelan contemporary art without falling into cliches or nationalistic ideals. Sisah image had to be organic and fluid, because it explores many genres and references, and it is always changing, because there are many heads involved in the project, say visual artist Pheesix, who lives in Santiago De Chile and also contribute as producer. Nomadic singer-rapper Santa Bandida calls Sisah an interesting X-ray of sound of the Venezuelan diaspora. Projects like this one serve as bridge to connect us and help us channel our creative energy, which often seems stick in the middle of all this chaos, she shares. We couldnt continue living in our country, let alone creating, say Alissa Maria. We were practically forced to leave our country.

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Paul del Rio

Paul del Rio was born in 1943 and was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. Artistically, decade begin with twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging parallel to each other. On one hand, Pop champions the visual culture of mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Work of art by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, taking things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual inspiration. Parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California-strain that also relates to language in art, and is viewed as the initial blossoming of conceptual art. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, bearing witness to the proliferation of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was epitomise most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divides Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings take place across the globe. Psychedelia, enormous increase in consumerism, and associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomise the era. Minimalism develops formal language with no external references, focussing solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. Key figures of Minimalism include Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as done by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explores some of the expressive ideas of Abstract Expressionism, but removes much of rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-base approach to surface and colour that relates this practice to Minimalism. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of Minimalism, discipline that became renowned through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, number of artistic movements echo artistic concerns of previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany, Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinguishing approaches to human form and angst relating to the human condition.

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Hermann Mejia

Hermann Mejia is an American visual artist with Latin American roots, having been born in Caracas. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he has had his studio for the last couple of decades. He was recently Feature by Huffington Post, in a piece published to coincide with the date of Simon Bolivars birthday, as one of 15 famous Venezuelan artists its readers should know about. His first involvement as an art creator was during adolescence, through the Street Art movement, which led to distinctive tags and murals of his decorating street corners and main thoroughfares in Caracas for many years. He subsequently received formal training and graphic design and illustration degree at the prestigious Instituto de Diseno de Caracas starting in 1995, He began exploring fine arts as a vehicle for more personal artistic expression, which resulted in artworks that have been shown in many art exhibitions, both Collective ones and Solo shows, initially in Venezuela and later in several Other countries. At the same time, he has worked as an on-demand illustrator for writing media and for many publishers. I create because it allows me to communicate very complex and abstract ideas and emotions in very articulate form. My work is also my main form of introspection, meditation and therapy all rolled into one. I discover myself and I discover existence with each piece. During my entire life in creative path, I never approached process with a rigid or fixed purpose or theme. But when I look back to my work throughout the years, it is obvious to me now that there are general streams and currents of inspiration that recur and seem to be latch to my unconscious. Tension is probably my central exploration. I seem to be usually drawn to melancholy, violence, tragedy, life, death and oblivion, but always in the context of tension. Power and conflict that derive from tension is probably my main fascination. Emotions linked to things that could have been but never were. Idea of loss. Loss of spaces, loss of possibilities. Fight against loss and stress embed in that battle. Resulting ruptures with all energy that's liberated in the process. With any of my works, sensation that drives me to start any piece is hidden from me until the end, when it is finally reveal! The initial idea is first Step, blueprint with vague proposal of path to follow; for me, to create requires being able to listen to the needs of the piece being develop. Even though each work is born from idea, to constrain myself to it would mean losing, out of stubbornness, other chances of discovering myself. In my creative process, I mostly start by collecting references from life, from photographs, from the web. Images are diverse; as a group they do not form any kind of unit, nor suggest anything in common.

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Jaime Gili

Now living in London, Jaime Gili is an Artist from Caracas born to Catalan parents. Since 2002, his work has been widely recognise as contextualising and continuing the tradition of Latin American Abstract Art, particularly the kinetic work of artists such as Carlo Cruz-Diez and Alejandro Otero. Citing his countrys rapid oil-rich economic growth and intensive South American visionary developments such as Caracas and Brasilia, Gilis paintings address this utopian New World optimism and its inherent failure. Art critic Jerwood SPACE has described the work of Gili as mixing Pop, Minimalism, Vorticism, Futurism and graffiti Art. After receiving his MA in Painting from the Royal College Of Art in 1998, Gili completed PHD at the University Of Barcelona with his thesis exploring Repetition and Seriality in Painting since 1960. His work has been displayed internationally in many exhibitions. The artist also recently won an international competition for one of the world's largest Public Art Projects at 25 000 Square meters Painting 16 large oil tanks along the Fore River in South Portland, Maine, With Site-specific Design.

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Patricia van Dalen

Patricia Van Dalen was born in Maracaibo, Zulia State, in western Venezuela. With a Dutch father and Venezuelan mother, Van Dalen has always beenimmersed in both cultures. She lived her first years in Maracaibo, then moved with her family to Holland; then in 1962, moved back to Venezuela, to the capital, Caracas; and now lives in the US. Van Dalen graduated from high school in 1970, and went on to study at the prestigious Neumann Institute Of Design, in Caracas, where she graduated in 1977 as a graphic designer. Intermittently between 1980 and 1986, artist trained and lived in Paris, while she worked with kinetic artist Yaacov Agam in Visual Education Method for pre-School children. Most of her artistic career was developed in Caracas, Venezuela, where she is recognized as a preeminent artist. Van Dalen currently resides and works in Miami, FL, US.

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Alejandro Otero

Born March 7 1921, in El Manteco, Venezuela, Alejandro Otero was a painter and sculptor who played a leading role in the history of modernist abstraction in his native land. From 1939 to 1945, he studied at Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Caracas. Award scholarship to move to Paris, he lived there between 1945 and 1952. It was in Paris that he began producing some of his most important bodies of work, including Las Cafeteras, painted between 1946 and 1948, series that marked his transition from figuration to abstraction. Canvases of this series were exhibited at Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas in 1949, event that roused great controversy, opening the way for the emergence of geometric abstraction in Venezuela. Upon his return to Paris in 1950, Otero found group Los Disidentes along with other young Venezuelan expatriate painters interested in abstraction. Group publish magazine of the same name that criticizes the backwardness of Escuela de Artes Plasticas, and museums and salons of Caracas; it also asserts artists ' identification with Paris and international artistic movements. During the winter of 1951, Otero traveled to the Netherlands to study the work of Piet Mondrian, artist who would have a significant influence on the development of Lineas de color sobre fondo blanco of 1951 and Collages ortogonales of 1951-52. Weave of multicolored strips of paper in works of this latter series explore optical effects of line and color, as well as dynamic conception of space and of two-dimensional structure. Here, idea of module first emerge in Oteros practice. Spatial emphasis in Collages ortogonales leads Otero to consider the need for format different from the two-dimensionality of canvas and paper, and to imagine possibilities made available by architecture. This new interest drew Otero back to Caracas, where he came into contact with some of the architects involved in the burgeoning modernist movement, and soon after was invited to participate in a project of integrating visual arts in the architectural program of Ciudad Universitaria of Central University of Venezuela, project direct and promote by architect Carlos Raul Villanueva, and consider most Advanced effort in architecture and urbanism in country. As part of a large group of Venezuelan and foreign artistsincluding, Mateo Manaure, Francisco Narvaes, Jesus Rafael Soto, Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger, Jean Arp, and Victor Vasarelycontributing to the project, Otero realize series of large-scale public works. In 1955, Otero began to produce Colorhythms, series of modular paintings of Duco, industrial lacquer, spray onto wood panels, with white and dark parallel bands, and vibrating forms of brilliant colors. In 1956, the Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired Colorhythm 1. Otero represented Venezuela at the Venice Biennale in 1956, and again in 1962 and 1966. In 1958, he was awarded the National Prize for Painting at the Venezuelan Official Salon for Colorhythm 35.

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