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The Great Wave

chashama Donnell Library Window Space
20 West 53rd St, New York, NY
February 16 - March 6, 2011
Reception: Friday, February 18, 7 - 9 PM
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Jose Landoni works with cellular bodies and individual modules connected in a pre-established order, creating a single piece with organic or geometric shapes that possesses, at once, a strong and delicate character. This way, he attempts to achieve purity of lines as a visual and composite element of him work; purity of line in space, in a perfect balance between light and shade

He is inspired by the well-known work of famous Japanese master Hokusai, who used to say that he wished to shed all he had learned during his lifetime in order to express himself by drawing a single line.

Following that idea, the composition of his sculpture is based on a pure line that intends to capture and reproduce the continuous swell of the sea, and in particular the highest point when waves break and the entire movement begins again in never-ending return. The actual volume of the sculpture is formed by the void left by the line as it moves through space.

Bio: Born in Rio Tercero, Argentina, Jose Landoni received a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina. He has been a Chashama Artist in Residence since 2001 and currently lives and works in New York City.

For the last 30 years he has been maintaining one constant aspect throughout his artwork: austere character and the use of simple forms. With this in mind, he tries to achieve a physical and spiritual union in the treatment of light and form.

Although wood is the primary material employed in his works, he regularly uses other mediums. In addition, his sculptures, intended for public art, varies from small to large scales. His works are fundamentally derived from purely aesthetic interests.

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