Jorge Riveros

Jorge Riveros is one of the most important abstract geometric living artists from Colombia. Always following the golden mean or golden ratio as a mathematical and aesthetic principle, he has devoted his life to painting as a spiritual practice, as a way to elevate life and dignify reality, and as a meditative and discreet way of living.

Riveros is an intergenerational artist, difficult to classify, who does not entirely fit within the existing genealogies that describe Colombian art. Riveros belongs to a culture characterized for being singular in its conditions and diverse in its geography; rooted to its history and traditions, contradictory in its actions; dated while at the same time innovative in its methods.

To understand a painter like Riveros in this context, and to understand this part of Colombian art history, it is essential to remember that abstraction came late to the country. It arrived in the mid-1940s and thanks to the painter Marco Ospina, who would perform his work alone, facing the incomprehension, intolerance, and indifference of an excessively conservative tradition that lasted until the following decade when Edgar Negret and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar appeared.

Santiago Rueda Fajardo

Work

The abstract work of Riveros is becoming more than sixty years ago. His abstract will has survived decades of impositions, silences and gaps in the environment, thanks to his perseverance, dedication, discipline, humility and his immovable imagination and abstract spirit. His abstraction is a modern abstraction, an eternal abstraction.”

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

SERIE
FUNDAMENTOS # 14

Oil / Canvas, 1972-2007

Exhibitions

Reflexions

The use and composition of geometric shapes in the plane is on one hand absolutely rigorous, being marked by the golden rule, but on the other, the order and proportion that the artist establishes from it, allows him a freedom from of the same structure that makes the forms used flexible, imaginative and surprising, and that sometimes, as in Development of an idea I overflow, exceed the framework that contains them, suggesting a sense of expansion and dynamism, while the work is solid, sensitive and stable.

Cecilia Fajardo Hill
Art Historian and Curator

Riveros continues working with an undiminished fervor, confronting the same problems that preoccupied his chosen models—Klee, Mondrian, Albers, and JoaquínTorres-García. We hope that this exhibition will allow his paintings to enter into conversation with his European predecessors, while also recognizing his role in continuing the project of Torres-García, the great synthesist who found continuity in the forms of European modernism and indigenous culture.

Leon Tovar
Founder and Director Leon Tovar Gallery, NY

Jorge Riveros is one of the most important abstract geometric living artists from Colombia. Always following the golden mean or golden ratio as a mathematical and aesthetic principle, he has devoted his life to painting as a spiritual practice, as a way to elevate life and dignify reality, and as a meditative and discreet way of living.

Santiago Rueda Fajardo
Art critic and Curator
GRAN
CÍRCULO ROJO

Acrylic / Canvas, 1966-2013

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