Individual exhibition – Jesús Ruiz Durand
Opening: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – 19.30 hrs.
Until October 17, 2014.
On Wednesday, September 24, Wu Gallery inaugurates the solo exhibition of the artist Jesús Ruiz Durand entitled The Algorithm to Chaos, an optical geometric proposal with the same hardness and strength that characterized his works during the sixties and seventies * and that persists in the mathematical principle that orders and the rejection of some figurative component.
“It is hard to refer to such orderly pictures as experimental, but that is the word: not even the graphic had dared to give strongly a stark approach. At a time when even the abstractionists of anti-indigenism moderated their message so as not to clash head-on with tradition. Faced with this, the works of JRD were not only hard edge, but also radically cold, in the sense of not intending to transmit any narrative content. Plastic modernity, then, is not simply a novelty, but a challenge.
Almost half a century later, JRD’s optical / geometric works remain fresh, and are at that same point. His most recent works, such as those found in “The Algorithm to Chaos” prove it with solvency “( (Jesús Ruiz Durand, Filo Durísimo, Mirko Lauer, 2014).
Ruiz Durand shows us a game between order, represented by the algorithm as the will to organize (now facilitated by the cyber world) and chaos as the one that disfigures the inherent system of that order.
The exhibition will be open to the public in Wu Gallery [Av. Sáenz Peña 129, Barranco] until Friday, October 17th. It will be open on Mondays through Fridays from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 12:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artist:
Jesús Ruiz Durand [Huancavelica, 1940]
Mathematician, painter, engraver and graphic designer. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Peru and animated film at New York University. He teaches chairs of electronic design, contemporary aesthetics and cultural studies. His kinetic work is part of public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of the Hermitage, Russia.
Photo credit for the exhibition: Eduardo Hirose