Copperfield Gallery, London
16th July – 12th September 2015

Guillermo Mora, Maria Acuyo, Lois Patino, Ruben Guerrero, Sonia Navarro, Alain Urrutia

Add Subtract Divide sees artists revisit the abstract painting tradition with new media, processes and experimentation. Some works take physical issue with the discipline by disassembling or reconfiguring canvas and stretcher, preferencing material qualities over any notion of the picture plane. The historical reading of flatness in the language of Modernist geometric painting is investigated using trompe l’oeil and collage, flickering between picture plane and referent. Other works experiment with scale and non-traditional materials to re-position otherwise familiar forms, investing them with political or gender narratives; Geometric abstraction is reworked in stitched lines and layers of applied felt, transforming the medium and linking it to other traditions of making.

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Lios Patino, Estratos de la Imagen / Layers of the image, 2015 HD / 16:9 / color / 6:30 min. Loop
Lios Patino, Estratos de la Imagen / Layers of the image, 2015 HD / 16:9 / color / 6:30 min. Loop
Guillermo Mora, Mitad tú, mitad yo (Pedro), 2014 Layers of Acrylic paint piled on wooden pedestal 130 x 45 x 45 cm
Guillermo Mora, Mitad tú, mitad yo (Pedro), 2014 Layers of Acrylic paint piled on wooden pedestal 130 x 45 x 45 cm
Alain Urrutia, The Blitz, 2015 Oil on Canvas and ratchet straps 150x190 and 150x145 cm
Alain Urrutia, The Blitz, 2015
Oil on Canvas and ratchet straps 150×190 and 150×145 cm
Alain Urrutia, The Blitz, 2015 Oil on Canvas and ratchet straps 150x190 and 150x145 cm
Alain Urrutia, The Blitz, 2015
Oil on Canvas and ratchet straps 150×190 and 150×145 cm