Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain is pleased to present “Paysage géométrique”, Waldo Balart’s solo exhibition at the gallery, more than fifty years after his last exhibition in Paris at Galerie Iris Clert.
His exploration of abstraction and chromatic systems makes him a Concrete art artist. His “propositions” offer an original and unique plastic solution, in which linear rhythms, currents of chromatic energy and forms compose geometric landscapes that have meaning only by themselves. His activity is unconscious and compulsive, responding to rules of a mathematical nature and a creative process of his own invention. The systematization of his work allows him a substitution of his emotions, while offering infinite variations of his creativity, immersing the spectator in a colorful contemplation of his geometric language.
Exhibition from May 13 to July 29, 2023.
Contemporary art collector and diplomat, Juan Carlos Bendana-Pinel definitely put aside his career to open a gallery in the Parisian district of Le Marais in 2008. The focus was placed on creation in all its forms (painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, drawing) and a program laying great emphasis on international artists, mostly European and Latin American.
For the first time in Europe, he held exhibitions of artists Pablo Lobato and Pedro Motta from Brazil, Florencia Rodriguez Giles and Mauro Giaconi from Argentina, Francisca Aninat from Chili, Alejandra Laviada from Mexico, Giancarlo Scaglia from Peru, and Niklas Goldbach from Germany.
He is the only representative in France of the Swedish Maria Friberg and Thomas Broomé, the Germans Matthias Reinmuth and Julio Rondo, the Argentinian Miguel Rothschild, the Brazilians Débora Bolsoni, Dias & Riedweg and Caio Reisewitz, the Swiss Olivier Richon, the Israeli Irit Batsry, the Chilean Sandra Vásquez de la Horra and the Mexicans Lake Verea.
He also promotes artists living in France, in particular Steven Le Priol, Christiane Pooley, Alberto Cont.
Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain participates in international fairs: FIAC, (OFF)ICIELLE, Paris Photo, Drawing Now (Paris), ART-O-RAMA (Marseille), Artissima (Turin), Loop (Barcelona), Arco (Madrid), ArteBA (Buenos Aires), ARTLIMA (Lima), Ch.ACO (Santiago), ARTRIO (Rio de Janeiro), ZONAMACO (Mexico City), sp-arte (São Paulo), Art | Basel Miami (Miami), artgenève (Geneva), Art Antwerp (Antwerp), miart (Turin).
Francisca Aninat, Irit Batsry, Débora Bolsoni, Thomas Broomé, Dias & Riedweg, Maria Friberg, Mauro Giaconi, Niklas Goldbach, Lake Verea, Alejandra Laviada, Steven Le Priol, Pablo Lobato, Pedro Motta, Christiane Pooley, Matthias Reinmuth, Caio Reisewitz, Julio Rondo, Florencia Rodriguez Giles, Olivier Richon, Miguel Rothschild, Giancarlo Scaglia, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra