“Images 164a (Edition 1 of 10)”
digital design on photo paper
190.50 x 121.92 cm / 75.06 x 48.04 in
“In Sync” casts the spotlight on the celebrated artist’s collages and digital prints.
Galleria Duemila honors the late Edwin Coscolluela through “In Sync,” a solo show highlighting the late artist’s body of work throughout the decades. The exhibit is a demonstration of art’s power to capture a moment, an event, or an experience that challenges how we visually perceive images beyond their forms, appearances and representations.
Beginning in the 1970s, Coscolluela devoted himself into creating abstract works that continuously pushed the limits and borders of viewing a two-dimensional surface by opening the planar space to virtual movement; depicting cadence and motion; and morphing abstraction into Optical illusions (Op Art) and Kinetic Art.
By employing simple elements into his compositions, Coscolluela created dynamic combinations between the positive and negative spaces within his works, translating into varying visual experiences when seen at a distance and when viewed closely.
This technique relays his intent to create paintings that are like newspaper pictures—of having sharp, crisp and defined edges that morph into half-tones, dots, grains and blurred images at close range.
In his paper collages, we see how he employs his perceptual vision with the use of simple geometric and curvilinear forms along with the contrasting values of the positive and negative spaces.
Citing Coscolluela himself: “… When people look at my works, I want them to feel and not just understand my compositions.”
As a teacher and photographer, Coscolluela has been an early proponent of digital art, embracing the additional dimension of what modern technology can bring into his art making process. His use of digital art has allowed him to manipulate simple lines and shapes to create his Op Art—images that suggest motion generating from static objects or imagery.
Cosculluela’s pronouncements on digital art’s dynamism reverberates and solidifies his artistic legacy: “The colors of my composition can last up to a hundred years. Six compositions can be enlarged individually or composed into larger panels.”
“In Sync” opens today and will run at Galleria Duemila until March 31, 2023.You may view the catalog via this link. You may reach Galleria Duemila through +632 8831 9990 or their telefax number at +632 8833 9815. You may also email email@example.com or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @galleriaduemila.