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Olivié Ponce
updated: 06/21/2010
website: www.olivieponce.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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2 NY
1 NY
4 NY
9 NY
13 NY
6 NY
8 NY
16 NY
12 NY
10 NY
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape
 
 
2 NY by Olivié Ponce
2 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
18" x  24" 
1 NY by Olivié Ponce
1 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
18" x  24" 
4 NY by Olivié Ponce
4 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
18" x  24" 
9 NY by Olivié Ponce
9 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
22" x  30" 
13 NY by Olivié Ponce
13 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
22" x  30" 
6 NY by Olivié Ponce
6 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
18" x  24" 
8 NY by Olivié Ponce
8 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
18" x  24" 
16 NY by Olivié Ponce
16 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
22" x  30" 
12 NY by Olivié Ponce
12 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
22 " x  30 " 
10 NY by Olivié Ponce
10 NY
Enamel on Paper
2009
22" x  30" 

Artist Statement

I have named my new collection 'Extra-aesthetics', a way to see the other side of reality. It exists as a synthesis of what we can perceive in reality, it is the summary of the urban landscape.

The major cities of Mexico (such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey,  among others), are becoming a reflection of the world's greatest capitals. However, these cities belong to a developing country, where chaos and disorder can be clearly seen, both in an underdeveloped aesthetic and a lack of planning. To walk day by day through one of these cities creates a continuous journey where the individual loses awareness of the ordinary and chaotic, that which humans create for their own existence, thousands of artworks are found interacting in that atmosphere called urban landscape. Ultimately everything is  aesthetic, but at the same time terrifying.

The objective is to show to the spectator not the beauty of an urban landscape,nor to emphasize the lack of wealth in a developing country. Instead I show what is invisible in a routine day at the big city, a vicious interpretation of daily life. It is as simple as standing in the city, closing the eyes and listening to what is being produced by this concrete mass. What is seen? Something similar to the paintings I create.

My production emphasizes the use of enamel paint as an urban element. I enjoy giving a plastified and synthetic appearance to my paintings through multiple layers of paint, capricious lines seek to remain where they belong.

As previously stated, my paintings are a synthesis of an urban landscape, therefore they exist within an absence of color. To provide maximum information using the least amount of recognizable images, the result is a painting where aesthetic and sensibility play the most important role.

                                                                       Olivié Ponce (2009).

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION.
2004. BA in Fine Arts, Painting and Photography, University of  Guanajuato, Mexico

AWARDS.
2009. NYFA, Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, 2009
2007. United States Permanent Legal Resident for Extraordinary Abilities as an artist.
2001. and 2005: Represented by FONCA, Mexico (National Fund for the Culture and the Arts)

COMMISSIONS.
2007.  Series of paintings for el Bajío Bank, México
2003. “Ashland” Permanent Mural conceived in Ashland, Oregon, USA. and completed in the Ashland Hall, University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
          - “Un Sitio de Paso”, painting commissioned by the mayor of Ashland, USA, for the City Library private collection
2001/2005. Two Paintings commissioned by CONACULTA (National Council of Arts and Culture) and FONCA (National Fund of Arts and Culture) for its permanent collection

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected).
2007-08. Itinerant exhibition within the State of Guanajuato under the auspices of the Guanajuato State Institute of Culture, Mexico
2007. “6 Gallery”, Pozoz, Mexico
2006. “Retrospective”, Gene Byron Museum, Guanajuato, México

       - “Paisajes del Nowhereland”, Main Auditorium Vestibule, University of Guanajuato, México

2005. Polivalente Gallery, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
2004. Guanajuato City Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico
2003-04. Itinerant exhibition within the State of Guanajuato under the auspices of the Guanajuato State Institute of Culture, Mexico
2002. “Extraestética”, Guanajuato State Congress, Mexico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected).
2008. Gallery Ho, Seul Corea
 
        -Hung Gallery  NYC, USA
2007. AL Gallery, “Contemporary Art”. Puerto Vallarta, México
2006. “Art in Mind Part 1”, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
2005. Zixa Gallery, León, Mexico
2005-06. Art Fusion Gallery, Miami Beach, USA
2003. Jellen Art Gallery, Ashland, USA
2002. Casa Arte 3 Gallery, León, Mexico
        - “Link X”, Museum of Querétero, Mexico
2001. “State Art Show”, Alhóndiga de Granaditas Regional Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico