JORGE EIELSON: UNE ESTHETIQUE DE L'ESPACE - CRASH Magazine
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Jorge Eielson, Quipus 33 V-1 acrylic on canvas and fabric on board 90 x 116 cm Executed in 1966-1971

JORGE EIELSON: UNE ESTHETIQUE DE L’ESPACE

By Crash

The leading global platform for buying and selling, Phillips, is welcoming a new buying exhibition of Peruvian artist Jorge Eielson in its Paris space at 46, rue du Bac. Visible until May 3rd, the exhibition focuses on the Quipus artworks, a series of colorful knots inspired by the ones used by Incan administrations and pre-Columbian census systems. They bring together ancient technique and modern abstraction. More than the visual aspect, the knot is also a metaphor for linking aesthetic, symbolic, linguistic and historical realms. The series were made from 1963 to Eielson’s death in 2006 and have been extremely popular among collectors like Alfred Barr and Nelson Rockefeller. This exhibition has been created in parallel with the focus on the Latin-American scene by the Art Paris Fair.

Jorge Eielson might be Peruvian but in reality, he is more of a citizen of the world. He’s traveled all around Europe, linking up with important artist figures everywhere he landed since 1948. In Rome, he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Cy Twombly, Mimmo Rotella and Alberto Burri, while in Paris he befriended actors of the MADI movement. We can’t deny either the link he shares with one of the pillars of Spatialism Lucio Fontana, another Latin-American artist.

Find more information about the exhibition here.

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