Jorge Miño

(August 7 – September 15, 2014)

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PERSPECTIVE OF THE SIMULACRUM
Digital photo and print, 110 x 170 cm.,2013.
PERSPECTIVE OF THE SIMULACRUM INFINITE BEAUTY TOO FULL TO BE EMPTY TOO FULL TO BE EMPTY IN SILENCE TOY STORY

ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery (Av. Pardo y Aliaga 676, San Isidro) announces the opening of the solo photography exhibition A TRAVÉS DE LO INVISIBLEby JORGE MIÑO, next Thursday, August 7 at 7.30 p.m. The artist will be present at the exhibition. The photography exhibit A través de lo invisible (Through the Invisible) is made up of fourteen pieces, most of them large in size, consisting primarily of recent production, which forms part of the program of activities and presentations of the Feria Lima Photo. “Like a way of being that uncovers and reveals the reality of the entity, of things, art is revelation, uncovering. We are here before the meaning of truth, of the aletheia of the Greeks, of Classical Greece, which is truth as revelation, the revealed, the act of revealing. The work of art creates a clearing, a space; it clarifies, at once opening and creating a world. It is a way of being, presenting the truth as revelation. It exposes the truth. The work of art is a link through which to see or think of reality in a different, less usual way. But at the same time, it is a game that also covers and hides by revealing. On one hand, we are on the wrong path, because it covers or hides, if we understand the reality of the artwork in its basis as a thing. It is, rather, that which is born or emerges from this tension. In such a way, art is art not because of its particular, supra-individual essence. Instead, art is truth precisely because of the meaning given to it by language, determining the truth of the work as something in a constant state of flux and definition: a state of opening. As a project that puts the truth into service in an “extraordinary,” unusual way, art is a gift of plenty and talent, and it is precisely this that is being being laid bare, made obvious when contemplating and experiencing the works, the eloquent and suggestive creations of Jorge Miño.” Roberto Ascóniga, Curator Jorge Miño himself reflects: “Through the invisible: to see based on what we don’t see or what we don’t want to see. These photographs are rooted in a modernist architecture. I contemplate their rational elegance, moving from one side to the other effortlessly, up, down, north or south, east or west, as if the act of transiting were flattened in a fantastic space. Creating a void as an uninterrupted flow of images whose abundance is obscene not because of their contents, but because of the imposition of a way of seeing, a point of view and an aesthetic of the lived-in. Elements such as stairs, bridges, and railings are symbols that I display in order to point to a direction along the path toward this idea of thinking of what I perceive, crossing through the invisible. Another time and another space for the illumination of the image. These photographs are thought of after the photos, laboratory specimens that redeem them from their obsession with the referent, so that they show something more than what we think we have seen. Or better yet: photos that say something less, and therefore, something more, than the original image has already said. These are not the photos of a photographer, but rather those of a visual artist who uses photography as an extraordinary medium. The interest is not in recording a moment, but rather in the production of a meaning or an emotion. I do not look at the world in order to document it, but to reinvent it, to record what I don’t see, document what I would like to see. To create the possibility of a world that was any other way would be impossible.” The exhibition may be viewed through September 15, from Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.