Shaping the Essence
- by Jorge Wellesley
Jorge Wellesley, a Cuban artist, alternates between painting, drawing, installation and video art. The crisis of meaning in language is the overarching thread throughout his work. His most recent solo exhibitions are 2016: Verdad y No, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico, DF; 2015: Semiotic tree II, Art Center South Florida, Miami, FL, USA; Reveal, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami, FL, USA; 2013: Surface, Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba. About Shaping the Essence, Wellesley says, "this sculpture, like language, tries to enclose space that doesn’t exist physically. The sculpture looks like an abstraction but the viewers will easily identify the logic and decipher the word “Soul.” The letters are connected like a dance. Each one is made out of a color that represents a different ethnicity. The artwork pays attention to that which is arbitrary about language and sometimes leads to miscommunication, then affecting social relations."
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Location: Lyric Park
Installation Status: Past Installations