Jaime Gili Venezuelan, b. 1972
- A88 Martin , 2007
- E1 Lago 1 – Lago de las plantas acuáticas, 2010
- a235 Socle, 2013
- A148 Illa , 2008
- Diamante de las Semillitas, Petare, Caracas, 2011
- The "Nomonochrome" project , 2015
- A401 esca , 2016
- ART ALL AROUND (Portland, Maine), 2009-2014
- SALVE (Playa Manzanillo, Margarita, Venezuela), 2008
- a257 Mary
- A299B YBLIKE, 2016
- a409 Post Guarimba, 2017
- a528 (Republic Announcement), 2019
Gili belongs to an extraordinary generation of Venezuelan artists who necessarily continue to examine the place of their practice within their inheritance of one of the most interesting Modernist movements in Latin America. In the 1950s, architects like Carlos Raúl Villanueva encouraged Venezuelan artists to redefine public space by integrating modern architecture and visual arts. The following generations of artists grew in the midst of this coalescence. But they also inherited a country whose national economy was based on a volatile oil industry and, more recently, experienced the political meltdown of the democratic system, ending in the current political conflict.
Gili has developed a unique style that represents a highly distinctive point of convergence between a specific inherited European modernism interlaced with Venezuela's past historical modernism, and the current affairs. Aware that abstract painting cannot place current reality as such on to the canvas - for instance, the reality of protests and the disintegration of democracy - Gili takes on these issues through their tempo and the painting's own slow process of becoming. Thus, gradually and looking within its own limitations, Gili's abstract paintings attempt to bridge the voids of time and space, the final message being one of a positive future.
Group ShowContagio [CONTAGION] 17 Jan - 6 Mar 2020Cecilia Brunson Projects (CBP) is delighted to start 2020 with a Latin American group exhibition, Contagio, in our Bermondsey main gallery space. Artist Jaime Gili curates this exhibition that brings...
Jaime GiliGuarimba 18 Feb - 18 Mar 2017“Painting, for me, often means engaging in an endless succession of quests and discoveries that eventually become fixed” Jaime Gili Gili belongs to an extraordinary generation of Venezuelan artists who...
Jaime Gili'Afuera' at Periférico Caracas 28 Nov 2010 - 30 Jan 2011After four years of his first solo in Venezuela (Las tres calaveras, 2006), Jaime Gili returns to the country with the exhibition JAIME GILI AFUERA, to be presented from November...
Jaime Gili'Bill At Pittier' at Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland 11 Oct - 22 Nov 2009The thematic background for the show at Kunsthalle Winterthur was provided by two Swiss luminaries: Max Bill, icon of the Zurich Concrete art movement and pioneer of the avant-garde design...
“Contagio”Lorena Muñoz-Alonso , Art Agenda , March 4, 2020
ContagioKiki Mazzucchelli, Artishock, February 7, 2020
Contagio: Cecilia Brunson ProjectsRebecca Geldard, Apple and Hat , January 31, 2020
Jaime Gili: Utopia Has Its Own EdgeFederico Rosa , Culture Trip , January 26, 2016
Jaime Gili Interview with Pablo Leon de La BarraPablo Leon de La Barra , Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution , October 12, 2012
Jaime Gili, CommaBarry Schwabsky, Bloomberg Space, July 3, 2009