The Canning Destrection Society. Acrylic on Canvas. 4’ x 7’ 2012
443 PAS is stoked to present Bad w/ $, a solo show of work by Fernando Cwilich Gil that continues his longstanding exploration of wealth and poverty through painting, design and media.
Gil is the owner of Buenos Aires-based Liquid Assets Paint & Pigment Company, a functional/conceptual company established in 1997 that manufactures and sells artist paint made from 100% pure currency pigment (liquidassetspaint.com). In 2012, Gil began working with neuroscientists from the Universidad de Buenos Aires to measure cognitive visual capacity in a dynamic online environment. A beta version of the project can be found at tdma.tv. Both of the above projects will be featured in Bad w/$, along with traditional paintings.
Gil (b. 1977 in Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro) In 2002 he conceived and co-founded ProyectArte (proyectarte.org), a Buenos Aires-based nonprofit that provides fine art training to poor young people in South America. He is the founder of the Prima Gallery in Buenos Aires. His work has been show extensively in the Americas and Europe, where he has also left his mark in the more traditional media world as an editor and creative director for print, broadcast and online media for clients such as Adidas, Heineken, Nike, LVMH and others. He has also served as editor of BlackBook and as a reporter for the New York Post, and has written for many other media outlets in the US and abroad. This is his first full New York show since 2002.