In the work of Pancho Quilici, the question of place is central. Undoubtedly, the fact that he was born in Venezuela of a French father and an Italian mother is no stranger to his favorite theme. Added to this is his constant back and forth between architecture and nature, screen printing and painting, drawing and design, sculptures and installations…
The places he draws as if he inhabits them are invaded by pure geometric shapes – although often drawn in a more intuitive than calculated way – generally anchored on material, almost organic backgrounds. His line, alternately powerful or wavering, takes us to unreal lands that can be described as “extra-terrestrial”. It looks like landscapes with its mountains, its valleys, its rivers from which arise here the remains of a temple, there one of Plato’s solids. On the surface of paper or canvas, he walks us through a world from here and elsewhere, in “his” world outside the world, ex situ!
This exhibition echoes the one that the artist will inaugurate on May 23 at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine. It will also be part of the program for Latin America and the Caribbean Week (from May 25 to June 10), at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a display modified at the end of May to accommodate a parallel collective of Latin American artists.
Exhibition from April 20 to June 10, 2023.
Created in 2004 in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage and established in Paris since 2019, Galerie Wagner specializes in the currents of geometric abstraction: concrete art, constructiv art, kinetic art and art related to architecture and science. The artists presented are of museum and international stature, or young artists.
These forms of art, structuring because structured, sometimes minimalist, always interrogative, are the materialization of an ability to think about the world through a formal language that is certainly simple (squares, circles, triangles, lines, etc.) but in close connection with science, mathematics, philosophy and even spirituality.
Fabrice Ainaut, Ode Bertrand, Charles Bezie, Francesc Bordas, Jeremi Ca, John Carter, Geneviève Claisse, Ivan Contreras Brunet, Miguel Chevalier, Sophie Coroller, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Joaquin Ferrer, Gerhard Frömel, Ueli Gantner, Horacio Garcia-Rossi, Gilbert1, Hans-Jorg Glattfelder, Gerhard Hotter, Renaud Jacquier Stajnowicz, Anneke Klein Kranenbarg, Eli Jimenez Le Parc, Nathalie Junod Ponsard, Saul Kaminer, Anneke Klein Kranenbarg, Ulysse Lacoste, Bernard Lassus, Alain-Jacques Levrier-Mussat, Guy de Lussigny, Vincenzo Marsiglia, Carlos Medina, Julio Pacheco Rivas, Olivier Petiteau, Sebastien Preschoux, Pancho Quilici, Hanna Roeckle, Catarina Rosa, Sato Satoru, Francisco Sobrino, Hans Steinbrenner, Haruhiko Sunagawa, Olivier Swiz, Marie-Thérèse Vacossin, Hilde Van Impe, Alberto Vargas, Roger Vilder, Geraldine Wilcke