Published: 4 November 2015 at 14:00
Part of the Fine Art Research Unit lecture series
Wednesday 4 November, 2.00pm
Jaime Gili (born 1972, Caracas) is an artist based in London since 1996. Throughout his career, Jaime has developed the universal abstract language of the mid-20th Century into contemporary painting.
More specifically, his work has been contextualised as a revision of Latin American abstraction, especially the Venezuelan optical and kinetic work of artists such as Carlos Cruz-Diez and Alejandro Otero, with an input from popular art and London's energy. Gili received his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in 1998, after studying in Caracas and Barcelona.
He completed a PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2001 with a thesis on "Repetition and Serial art since the 1960's". He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including '6 Bienal do Mercosul' in Porto Alegre; 'Expander' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; 'Las Tres Calaveras' at Periferico Caracas in Caracas; 'Jump Cuts' at CIFO in Miami; 'The Complex of Respect' at Kunsthalle Bern; "Bill at Pittier" at Kunsthalle Winterthur and 'Indica' a show recreating the 1960s Indica Gallery at Riflemaker in London.