Wednesday, December 7, 2016
When I was at the Phoenix Art Museum last Friday evening, I checked out a couple of new exhibits I hadn't seen before. I found this one quite interesting. It is the work of an Argentinian artist named Horacio Zabala. He is recognized as one of the most important conceptual artists from Argentina.
Zabala was educated as an architect but became active as an artist in the late 1960's. He has a fascination of space and "the means by which space is defined".
He is quoted as saying: "My intention, and my attention, are not only oriented toward what is effectively seen, but also what is thought about what is being seen."
Personally, there was something very appealing to me about these pieces. I love the use of solid colors and precise shapes and I like the mathematical look of the way they are presented.