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.
Presently 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 world cultures from Latino and Indigenous to Andean and European. The visible language of this combined heritage is clear in his work, notably his newer Speaking Shit and Infinite Regress sequence.
On view now as a part of Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago at The Modern Austin, the works make a stark departure from Ore-Giron’s earlier figurative items and as a substitute favor symmetries, geometric shapes, and historical motifs. The extra vibrant of the sequence 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 assumed to transcend boundaries between the religious and earthly worlds, which seems within the work via cautious cross-sections and a shapely type that leads in a number of instructions.
Infinite Regress shifts to metallics, with huge swaths of gold emanating from a central totemic type. “In philosophy, infinite regress is a sequence of reasoning which may by no means come to an finish: a paradox of infinite regeneration that disproves the idea of mounted information—in connecting one ingredient to a different, a 3rd one is at all times interpolated and so forth, endlessly,” an announcement concerning the sequence says. By means of skinny strains 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.
Should you’re in Austin, you may see Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago via August 20. In any other case, discover extra of Ore-Giron’s works on his web site.
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