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Blok and Elisita Punto, Andes

Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
August 6 - August 30, 2009
Reception: Thursday, August 6, 7 - 10 PM
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Blok and Elisita Punto met at a music show in their hometown of Santiago, Chile where they ended up painting a mural together in an empty lot. Since then they’ve become fast friends, hanging out, traveling to the desert and collaborating on art.

In his first show in the US, Blok will feature drawings and paintings created in Chile over the past 2 years. Long-limbed characters dressed in hot pink shirts and tennis shoes are caught in a dream like state; floating, bending over, or reaching for something in the distance. His murals are like discovering colorful little secrets worked into the scenery: bold fluid lines with muted and flat colors create figures that you want to hug and get to know and that stick with you long after you’ve come across one.

Elisita Punto’s abstract paintings and collages have a rhythmic quality similar to music compositions while also exploring optical illusions with geometric shapes and colors. Indigenous patterns from Andean culture provide an inspiration for these abstract works that reinvent themselves in the modern world while revealing our timeless obsession with repetition and shapes.
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