Angel Orensanz for Art Palm Beach 2014

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts and Contemporary Art Gallery Returns to Art Palm Beach 2014

Zoe V. Speas; The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts

 

The Angel Orensanz Gallery and Museum is pleased to announce its participation in Art Palm Beach, January 23-27, 2014.

Art Palm Beach 2014

Artist Angel Orensanz exhibits permanently at the former “Norfolk Street Synagogue”, home to the Orensanz Museum and Gallery. Orensanz will attend the Art Palm Beach 2014 fair.

The Gallery will present The Collective Unconscious, a series of dramatic new sculptures and paintings by Spanish artist Angel Orensanz. Orensanz has been exhibiting internationally since the 1960s and has a permanent exhibit at the Orensanz Foundation, located inside the former “Norfolk Street Synagogue” in New York City’s Lower East Side.

Burning Bronzes

Art Palm Beach 2014, Angel Orensanz, Burning Bronzes

From the Burning Bronzes episode of the Collective Unconscious series, which Angel Orensanz will present at the Art Palm Beach 2014 fair.

Burning Bronzes, a series of miniature-to-middle scale sculptures, speaks to the artist’s journey from Earth and Land Art into his current medium.

Working with the bronze and stoneware, according to Orensanz, “brings me into closer communion with the earth through my art.”

The sculptures on display will represent a continuation of the artist’s study of the human form and its manipulation, while paying homage to a tradition of indigenous art from around the world.

Bodies

Bodies - Angel Orensanz - Art Palm Beach 2014

From the ‘Bodies‘ series by Angel Orensanz – an exploration of the human figure continues this winter at Art Palm Beach 2014.

Bodies consists of an incredibly diverse sequence of drawings in charcoal, graphite, ink, and, occasionally, coffee grounds. Angel Orensanz explores human anatomy through a highly vibrant mix of line weight and texture.

Angel Orensanz - Art Palm Beach 2014 - Sculpture

1961. Dinosaurio. Unknown location. Angel Orensanz.

The figures he depicts contort and bend in an expression ranging from agony to ecstasy.

Orensanz began his training in the 1950s at L’Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris with in-depth, literal study of the human body. Over the decades, his use of “body” and “form” has become an abstraction and a metaphor for the human condition and for the current project, Collective Unconscious.

 

The Language of Fire

Language of Fire - Angel Orensanz - Art Palm Beach 2014.

Angel Orensanz presents the Language of Fire as part of the upcoming Collective Unconscious exhibit for Art Palm Beach 2014.

Language of Fire bridges the worlds of painting, sculpture, and photography. Through his use of fire, plastics, and vivid color, Angel Orensanz illustrates the universal language of creativity, which defies boundaries of nationality and race. The artist employs a range of scale and perspective in these living photographs, verging almost into the realm of optical illusion. The images are often reflections and, being taken from the artist’s perspective, the shadow of Angel Orensanz’s figure may often be found within the complex layers of each portrait.

A comprehensive catalog with accompanying essays will be produced for the purpose of the artist’s participation in Art Palm Beach 2014.

 

For more information on Art Palm Beach 2014:

Media Inquiries: The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, 212.529.7194. foundation@orensanz.org

Fair Hours:  Preview – January 23rd 6:00-7:30pm; Collectors Invitational 7:30-10:00pm; January 24th-27th 12-7pm (6:00pm on the 27th).

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

REFLECTANT UNIVERSE: ANGEL ORENSANZ AT THE WATER MUSEUM IN LISBON

REFLECTANT UNIVERSE: ANGEL ORENSANZ AT THE WATER MUSEUM IN LISBON.

Reflectant Universe is a work of Angel Orensanz was on view at the Water Museum of Lisbon, Portugal. The Water museum itself was turned into a piece of art. Sculptor Angel Orensanz  transformed the central massive pool of water into a water sculpture by affecting it with video projections of films from the collection of Film and Video Library of  MoMa New York,  (edited by Donna Cameron), and with large sculpture pieces in PVC and neon constructed in Lisbon.

Encircling the central installation was a parade of 18 years of his drawings and paintings that filled the arched space giving guard to the central water piece. The walls o the Water Museum an 18th century architectural landmark supported 12 huge digital tapestries from Orensanz’s “Burning Universe”, first exhibited in Venice during the Biennale of 2003 at palazzo Malipiero and other locations along the Gran Canal.

reflectant universe by Angel Orensanz photo exhibition

Reflectant Universt by Sculptor Angel Orensanz

These structures and elements of The Reflectant Universe: sculpture, video, drawings and painting moved in circles embracing and reflecting over each other in a shimmering superimposition of reflections. Orensanz commented on his way from New York to Portugal:”I have designed this exhibition as a metaphor for a world inverted in itself that reverberates from its unsettled depths all the way up. A world closed, although vibrant in itself “.

 Museum da Agua, Rua do Alviela, 12; Lisboa, Portugal.

Margarida Ruas, Directora

El arte de Angel Orensanz recibe a los visitantes de su Fundación en Nueva York.

Evento de Arte en la Fundacion Angel Orensanz

Evento de Arte en la Fundacion Angel Orensanz

Nueva York, 27 de julio, 20013. Más de mil visitantes entran todos los eventos de la Fundación Angel Orensana  de Nueva York. Desde su comienzo hace más de un cuarto de siglo, un bosque de su esculturas cilíndricas dan la bienvenida en las escaleras de acceso a cuantos visitantes que se acercan allí cada día. Ese pequeño bosque de cuerpos cilíndricos nos traen a la mente visiones tan entrañables e inolvidables de el arte de Angel Orensanz como Holland Park de Londres, Semeretevo en Moscu, el Kreuzberg en Berlin, el Edificio Beatriz de Madrid; Autopistas del Mediterraneo en Barcelona  y  tantos otros sitios emblemáticos. Precisamente fue en el interior de la Fundación de Nueva York donde el fabrico algunas de sus mejores conjuntos de estas obras.  Luego las llevo al Central Park en el Alto Manhattan, y a Atlanta (Georgia), a Venecia, a Sao Paulo en Brasil y tantos otros puntos.

Desde la noche de ayer, el arte de Angel Orensanz, su bosque de metales se añaden ahora dos pantallas incrustadas en sendas ventanas ojivales de la fachada que proyectan sobre y el día y la noche de Nueva York imágenes y video de las instalaciones de Angel Orensanz en tantos lugares enigmáticos de muchos puntos del planeta.

angel Orensanz en el Lower East Side NY

Angel Orensanz a la entrada de su Fundacion en el Lower East Side, New York

La esplendida fachada rojiza del edificio de 1849 se ilumina con las imágenes de video en continua rotación que traen secuencias de tantos lugares  del planeta desde los paneles de video incrustados en ventanales del singular edificio de la Fundación, entre las calles Houston y Stanton. Por un desarrollo natural de este singular barrio del Bajo Manhattan, la vida nocturna más vibrante de Nueva York está pujando  fuerte precisamente aquí. Esta área se está transformando  en una  réplica del Strand de Londres o de la Rive Gauche de Paris, dentro de los niveles civilizados de Nueva York.

La Fundacion Angel Orensanz

La Fundacion Angel Orensanz

Este bosque de pilares escultura acompañan la entrada al edificio y enmarcan dos pantallas de buenas dimensiones y tratamiento especial para el exterior que trasmiten video y películas de la obra de Angel Orensanz, en tantos puntos de los EEUU así como en otros lugares del mundo. Hay secuencias de Roppongi Park en Tokyo, de la Palaza Roja de Moscu, y de las bienales de Basilea, Sao Paulo y Venecia, entre otras procedencias. Ello hace que los numerosos grupos e individuos que diariamente llegan a Norfolk St. consigan una detenida visita de la obra de Angel Orensanz desde el interior y el exterior, de día y noche.

Art in the news – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Newsletter 25

Art in the News-The Angel Orensanz Foundation Monthly Newsletter #25, May-June, 2013.

Art in the news - Angel Orensanz Foundation Newsletter #25

The Angel Orensanz Foundation just released it’s Monthly Newsletter #25, May-June, 2013. In this issue you will find more art in the news about Angel orensanz and it’s work around the world.

We’ll be able to see Orensanz preforming at Art Basel 2013, The Venice Art  Biennlale, the  Aviff Cannes film festival 2013 and an amazing interpretation of the Taksim Saquare revolt in Turkey.

 

Angel Orensanz in venice

Angel Orensanz with his sphere in the Venice biennale

Come visit the museum: Angel Orensanz’s Burning Bronzes

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit art gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is hosting an exhibition of the Spanish sculptor/painter/conceptual artist Angel Orensanz entitled Burning Bronzes the exhibition showcase the artist’s sculpture works in bronze, as well as many of his drawings and paintings.

Burning Bronzes - by Angel Orensanz

Burning Bronzes – by Angel Orensanz

The Angel Orensanz Foundation Gallery has hosted many exhibitions in the years since its opening in 1992. Many emerging and established artists have been exposed in the place that, although it is an historical landmark, is to many still an undiscovered treasure of New York City. Some important exhibitions have included: Antonio Bordallo: The Passion of Urban Design and Architecture, The Armory Show Art Week, The Floating Sistine Chapel, Lady Gaga Haus Parties (new record release party), and countless other high-profile events.The building, which is over 160 years old, has a deep connection with Angel Orensanz, ever since he created the Foundation in the early 1980s. He uses the space as his studio, with most of his sculptures and installations being conceptualized and created there. This time, the foundation is paying homage to Angel, by exhibiting his bronze sculptures, drawings, and paintings to the public. The Burning Bronzes is great sample of Angel Orensanz’s connection to this amazing building in the heart of the Lower East Site of Manhattan.