'Yulele’ is an invented word: a playful pun and an ode to the South. Whether pinned to the wall or spread out over the floor, their works run parallel in tune: Rodriguez Blanco’s minimal aesthetic and the striking quality of his childlike grown-up objects convey a well-thought process that respond to Vinck’s complex paintings and intricate details. The exhibition brings together freestanding installation, painting and watercolors. Visitors are invited to move and walk amongst the work, in which no two angles provide the same entry point.
About the artists:
Christian Vinck Henriquez (b.1978 in Maracaibo, Venezuela) lives and works in Madrid. What is important to him, as a painter is not his subjects, but his technique. His palette is delicate and expressive. Painting offers a means to weave personal and daily narratives through the history of Latin America. He renders epic themes on intimate scales.
Exhibitions include De Construcción, Arte Contemporáneo Venezolano, ARCO Madrid, Madrid (2018). Onomatopeyas visuales en tiempos difíciles, Carmen Araujo Arte & Casa vieja de Hacienda La Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela for Ch.ACO Art Fair, Santiago, Chile (2017). Álbum # 2 / Nocturno Chilense, Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas, Venezuela (2016). SP Arte, Galería Leme. São Paulo (2015). Producción física del mandato, Velada Remix, Hamburg (2015). Art Brussels, Galería Leme, Brussels (2014). Tolvanera, Santa Lucia Remix, Hamburg, Germany (2013). La inminencia de las poéticas, 30ª Bienal de São Paulo (2012). 20º Feria Iberoamericana de Arte (FIA), Intercontinental Hotel Tamanaco, Caracas, Venezuela (2011).
Pablo Rodríguez Blanco (b.1987 in Santiago de Chile) is currently based in London, where he is completing an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. His practice is concerned with playing and its shadow. His work circles the idea of a common knowledge––an intrinsic human ability derived from children's universal games and that intersects with a collective memory of social interactions.
Exhibitions include: Eeverything you know about sculpture, South London Gallery, London (2019). The VIA Arts Prize, Embassy of Brazil, London (2018). That same far place, ChezKit, Paris (2018). 13 Jardines, Fundo Las cabras, Requinoa (2018). Let Me Know Before You Arrive, Warbling, London (2018). C’est pas si loin, YIA Art Fair, Paris (2018). Marching through the fields, Warbling, London (2018). Supercult I, Hockney Gallery, London (2018). Double Pelican, Dyson Gallery, London (2017). Mahoma y la montaña, Galería Tajamar, Santiago (2016). Against a conspiracy of invisibilities, Galerie Sobering, París (2016). Concurso Arte Joven Mavi y Minera Escondida, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago (2015).YAP-CONSTRUCTO/MOMA PS1, Santiago (2014).
Persona Curada is a non-profit experimental and itinerant gallery and curatorial project for Latin-American contemporary artists who are currently based and working out of Europe. Persona Curada commissions artists and writers, offering new and nomadic modes of exhibition making and dissemination through its core exhibition and public programs (events-based and short-term). Founded by Noelia Portela, the project is committed to realizing alternatives to dominant forms of cultural production in the public sphere.