Jose Angel Vincench
The Burden of Words
January 24 – February 23, 2019
We are pleased to announce The Burden Of Words by Cuban artist Jose Angel Vincench.
Looking at Jose Angel Vincench’s geometric abstractions, one can’t help being stunned by all their luminosity — the light inherent in their gold, the most precious metal of all minerals, all the more so because of its symbolic import – and their innovative, idiosyncratic geometry. Gold is universally regarded as a sacred material, a symbol of transcendence, like the sun that rises above the earth it shines on. We cannot live without its miraculous light, and we value gold because it is imbued with light. It is a peculiarly abstract material, a sort of immaterial material like light. Gold is the most malleable of metals; working with gold leaf, as Vincench does, is to bend light to one’s aesthetic and expressive purpose.
Vincench rises to the sun, as Icarus did, but unlike Icarus he does not fall, nor burn himself as he touches the light.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist. Patria, gold leaf on canvas, 58 x 78 inches, 2018
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