Alejandro Otero: Coloritmos

September 2012, Sao Paulo- JCMAC is pleased to announce the loan of Alejandro Otero’s Coloritmo #75, 1960 to the exhibition Alejandro Otero: Coloritmos, curated by Rina Carvajal and taking place at the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea in Sao Paulo, on view September 3, 2012 and January 6, 2013. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Nemirovsky Foundation and the Pinacoteca do Estado.

The show, presented for the first time outside of Venezuela more than 40 works from the Coloritmos series, one of the artist’s main contributions to geometric abstraction. The Coloritmos (75 in total) were developed between 1955 and 1960 and are considered arguably the most relevant serialized works in the history of abstraction, and one of the artist’s major conceptual contributions to the field of painting.

Otero defined his Coloritmos as “elongated planks, traversed side to side by parallel white and dark bands whose interstices were furnished with shape in pure, bright colors. The purpose of the parallels is to ensure total dynamism, establishing a unidirectional rhythm that opens both to the sides and to the ends of the plank.”

Photo: Alejandro Otero, Coloritmo #75, 1960.