The new exhibition of House of Culture de Dénia, which will open on Thursday, February 2, has a common denominator: Uruguay. As we will be able to see in the 'Uruguayan Art' exhibition, beyond their origin and that they are neighbors of the Marina Alta, Febles Ceriani and Diego Alexandre Asi have nothing to do with their artistic styles.
On the one hand, Ceriani works on constructive universalism, an artistic current that links humans with nature. This union with the cosmos wants to rebuild an existing relationship in archaic civilizations. The language of this current are lines, geometric figures, the golden ratio and symbols of all times and civilizations, a plastic language that has the vocation of being universal, that is, understandable, familiar and assimilable by all viewers. .
Febles Ceriani, an artist halfway between Alfás del Pi and Maldonaedo (Uruguay), was born in Tala (Uruguay) in 1974. He showed his interest in the world of art from a very young age. Graduated in Advertising and Artistic Drawing, he entered the El Molino workshop of the artist Alceu Ribeiro to be directed by the teacher Manuel Raúl Deliotti.
Currently, he has his studio -Taller Poco Sitio- in Maldonado. Febles' work is impregnated with the ethics of the Torres García school of the Uruguayan painter Joaquín Torres García, with geometry expressed in poetry through tone, color and the structure used. During his career, he holds solo and group shows in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and the United States, and his works are in private collections in various countries.
On the other hand, Asi's proposal works with madismo, a proposal that breaks the physical space of the frame to play with shapes and the relationship between plane and volume. This current is defined as a mockery of artistic impositions from deformation and experimentation.
Diego Alexandre Asi was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) on November 27, 1971. His passion for drawing manifested itself from a young age, being something natural to him. From 1987 to 1989, he studied Graphic Arts at the Pedro Figari School of the Universidad del Trabajo de Uruguay (OTU).
Since then, he has carried out an infinite number of Graphic Design works, which was the trigger for his subsequent interest in the Plastic Arts. He entered the workshop of the plastic artist José Luis Lacoste, where he learned a diversity of techniques that helped him execute his projects and find his direction and style. He also studied drawing and painting with the plastic artist Ana Dolder.
Since 2010 he has been dedicated to the different expressions of geometric art, especially Madí art, taking abstraction as a language, thus continuing the legacy of his compatriots Joaquín Torres García and Carmelo Arden Quin, who have been cultivating this artistic field for more than 70 years.
Since 2019, it has been integrated into the astratura movement, a new geometric style originated in Naples (Italy). The writer Daniel Fernández Corchs invited him to illustrate the children's book Oski, a journey through the Milky Way, for children from 5 to 11 years old. Where he tells us a story to detail the location of the Earth in the solar system and bring us closer to Madí art.
His works have been exhibited in Portugal, Peru, Venezuela and Spain, and have also been published in the prestigious Destino Arte magazine. The works of both artists can be visited from February 2 to the 28 of the same month.