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November 13, 2010 / bergelli

Gallery Bergelli – only gallery in the U.S. with work by Chilean artist Mario Gomez

Mario Gomez: Memories of the Infinite
Through December 8, 2010

Gallery Bergelli is proud to present Memories of the Infinite, an exhibition of new paintings by Chilean artist Mario Gomez. The work is on view through December 8, 2010. For collectors of Gomez, this is a rare opportunity to acquire his latest work. Gallery Bergelli is currently the only gallery in the United States with his paintings. Previously included in many of the Gallery’s group shows, Memories of the Infinite brings together a much more extensive selection of his work.

Gomez’ vibrant work breathes life and joy. Playful objects such as the juggler, the ballerina, the horse, intermingle with simple architectural constructions, influenced by the literature of Latin-American magical realism. The artist creates a world of fantasy, reassembling familiar images and spaces, creating a new synthesis. Gomez describes his work as communicating without saying the obvious, as that would distract from the interest of the painting. The protagonist is the human figure, interacting with fundamental worries and fundamental joy – works of art that involve the viewer with the artist in an interpretation of life. His genius manifests itself in the unique content and juxtaposition of human, natural, and material objects. Equally exciting and accomplished is his unique technique. He creates a “paper world” – simulating crumpled paper – and combining classical elements with contemporary elements in the same scene.

Mario Gomez was born in 1968 in Concepcion, Chile. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in his native Chile and Japan, New Zealand, Finland, various European countries, and the United States. Gomez’ work is in museum collections including the National Fine Arts Museum, Santiago, Chile; Mucsarnok Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Sogetsu Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Revolution Museum, Moscow, Russia; Maisond’ Amerique Latine, Paris, France; and Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan. Gomez’ work is found in many private collections including former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and renowned author Isabel Allende.

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  1. Bill Polits / Nov 16 2010 10:54 pm

    Very nice, Julia!

    Bill

  2. Jeannie Jamison / Nov 17 2010 9:46 pm

    Hi Julia,

    Nice work. Robin told me about your new blog, so I thought I’d check it out. I love it. Have a nice Thanksgiving!!

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