Gil Bruvel to Debut New "Bending the Lines" Sculptures During Art Miami and Context Fairs
Bold and colorful sculptures by Gil Bruvel will be turning heads at Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Fair from December 3—8th, as we all get prepared for Miami art week. A contemporary version of Pop Art, these latest artworks are inspired by the popular and mass cultural application of emojis. Experience the new twist that Bruvel is bringing to his current series, Bending the Lines, embodying the potential ambivalence of emojis and their connection with the complexities of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. A selection of these and other sculptures from the Bending the Lines series can be found in CONTEXT Miami, booth B7, with Eternity Gallery.
Branching from the inspiration utilized within his successful body of artwork, The Flow series, BRUVEL began the Bending the Lines series with wall sculptures that embody the sensations of movement and the topographical pathways created by nature. This ideology created the base from which these latest sculptures took root, but the artwork has grown strong as a static flux between color and form bursting from the walls.
Bruvel pushed the depth of natural paths further, creating a visual of what is otherwise invisible to the naked human eye. The pixelated forms within the Bending the Lines series give physicality to the dynamic between facial expression and the explosion of abstracted inner thought. These faces depict expressions of serenity and inner reflection, each purposefully structured into an example of meditative emotion. Mimicking the depths of the human psyche, the artworks can be experienced with a new perspective from each perceivable angle into the creases and shadows of the individual sculptures.
Further still, the most recent edition to this series furthers the conversation around human thoughts, emotions, and expression. The contemporary use of emojis in everyday communication has become a common expression of emotion. Similar to the pixelated forms, the backs of these sculptures contain abstract visuals of synapses firing within the brain. Bruvel’s juxtaposition of the wood sticks mimics the numerous pathways that compose the human psyche and that give representation to the complexities in external and internal human expression. These three different types of sculptures within the series focus on the movement created in their medium and form. While Bruvel focuses his intuitive vision when he constructs these sculptures, the predetermined grooves within the wood have a mind of their own. Often unpredictable, the use of wood grants the artwork personality that cannot be replicated. Upon the completion of the artworks structure and with countless paths and chasms in mind, Bruvel highlights all angles of these sculptures with a vibrant color palette unique to each.
Bruvel will be exhibiting his artwork with Galerie Got in ART MIAMI and Eternity Gallery in CONTEXT from December 3rd - 10th at the Art Miami Pavilion & the CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion : One Herald Plaza (NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay), Miami, FL 33132 On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways For more information about these art fairs, please visit www.artmiami.com and www.contextartmiami.com