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Monumental Work by Eamon Ore-Giron Translate Cultural Symbols into Vivid Geometries — Colossal

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A person stands in front of a massive painting with circular structures, fringe like forms, and serpentine qualities

“Speaking Shit with Amaru” (2021), mineral paint and flashe on canvas, 132 x 204 inches. All photographs © Eamon Ore-Giron, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York, shared with permission

A mélange of architectural buildings, cosmic mappings, South American textiles, hieroglyphics, and Indigenous symbols emerge in vivid, balanced shade in Eamon Ore-Giron’s work. Typically rendered in flashe and mineral paint on large-scale linen canvases, the works are enveloping and visionary, transporting the viewer into Ore-Giron’s flat, geometric vistas.

At present primarily based in Los Angeles, the artist is deeply influenced by his environment. He was raised in Tucson by a Peruvian father and mom of Irish descent, embedding him inside a definite medley of worldwide cultures from Latino and Indigenous to Andean and European. The visible language of this combined heritage is obvious in his work, significantly his newer Speaking Shit and Infinite Regress collection.

On view now as a part of Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago at The Up to date Austin, the works make a stark departure from Ore-Giron’s earlier figurative items and as an alternative favor symmetries, geometric shapes, and historical motifs. The extra vibrant of the collection is Speaking Shit, which was born out of the artist’s time in Guadalajara, and engages with the gods of Mexican and Peruvian cultures. Within the huge, 204-inch-wide “Speaking Shit with Amaru,” Ore-Giron interprets the mythological serpentine creature of Incan and Andean lore. The 2-headed beast is believed to transcend boundaries between the non secular and earthly worlds, which seems within the work by means of cautious cross-sections and a shapely type that leads in a number of instructions.

Infinite Regress shifts to metallics, with vast swaths of gold emanating from a central totemic type. “In philosophy, infinite regress is a sequence of reasoning which might by no means come to an finish: a paradox of infinite regeneration that disproves the idea of mounted information—in connecting one factor to a different, a 3rd one is at all times interpolated and so forth, endlessly,” an announcement concerning the collection says. By skinny traces reaching distant intersections and circles nestled in color-blocked stripes, most of the works evoke a distant horizon, the at all times unreachable and ever-recurring level.

For those who’re in Austin, you’ll be able to see Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago by means of August 20. In any other case, discover extra of Ore-Giron’s works on his web site.

 

A symmetric character with a wide headdress stands with teeth bared

“Speaking shit with Coatlicue” (2017), flashe on linen, 79 9/10 × 65 inches

A geometric painting with circular forms at the top center and pillars with stripes, all in black and cool tones

“Black Medallion XXIII” (2023), mineral paint and flashe on linen, 72 x 72 inches. Photograph by Charles White/JWPictures.com, © Eamon Ore-Giron, courtesy of the artist, James Cohan, New York, and Fleisher/Ollman,
Philadelphia

geometric shapes in blues and greens appear to grow upwards with circles and pointed forms

“Evening Shade” (2016), flashe on linen, 84 x 60 inches

A geometric painting with circular forms at the top center and spread in a circle along the bottom, all in gold, blues, and neutrals

“Infinite Regress CLXXXIV” (2021), flashe and mineral paint on linen, 120 x 120 inches. Photograph by Charles White/JWPictures.com, © Eamon Ore-Giron, courtesy of the artist, James Cohan, New York, and Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia

A geometric painting with circular forms at the top center and spread in a circle along the bottom with thin lines, all in black, blue, purples, and reds

“Black Medallion XV (Mama-Quilla)’ (2023), mineral paint and flashe on linen, 174 x 300 inches. Photograph by Charles White/JWPictures.com, © Eamon Ore-Giron, courtesy of the artist, James Cohan, New York, and Fleisher/Ollman,
Philadelphia

A geometric painting with circular forms at the top center and circles and triangles in a motif at the bottom, all in gold, blues, greens, and neutrals

“Infinite Regress CLXXXVIII” (2021), mineral paint and flashe on linen, 120 x 156 inches. Photograph by Charles White/JWPictures.com, © Eamon Ore-Giron, courtesy of the artist, James Cohan, New York, and Fleisher/Ollman,
Philadelphia

Three paintings hang in a gallery

Set up view, Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning/Rivalizando con el relámpago, The Up to date Austin (2023). Paintings © Eamon Ore-Giron, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photograph by Alex Boeschenstein, courtesy of The Up to date Austin

Eamon Ore-Giron paints with a very tiny brush on a circular form

The artist at work on “Speaking Shit with Amaru”

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#mythology
#portray

 

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