Our gallery is not specialized in geometrical abstraction. However, Julián Gil (Logroño, 1939), is one of the most veteran painters we work with. In recent years, we have been fortunate to know his work better thanks to several visits to his studio for the preparation of his latest projects with us presented at ARTBO Bogotá 2019 art fair and also at ESTAMPA Madrid 2021’s last edition that took place on past October.
Julián Gil’s work, one of the most prominent exponents of geometric abstraction in Spain, has mathematics and color theory as fundamental pillars. The combination of both results in multiple series of canvases of different sizes. In some of his works, especially between the years 1990-2000, as a result of the different variations on the same formula, he sometimes obtained the predominance of one color on the surface of the canvas, getting a more monochrome appearance.
In recent years, thanks to the link established with Nueveochenta gallery in Colombia, we have also discovered the work of Beatriz Olano (Medellín, 1965), of an extraordinary vital impulse. Color and geometry are also the elements with which she composes her works, but this time they are applied in a much more intuitive way. She also works on canvas, painting large areas of the same color, and becoming more detailed as she approaches the edges of the painting.
Between these two artists of different generations, each one from a part of the globe, and with a very different approach in their works, a connection pops-up, or at least a concern is born, that leads us to experiment what would be the result of combining their works in the same space.
The painter Julián Gil has worked for decades on his geometric-concrete creations. These have never lost their validity, even serving as inspiration for future generations of abstract artists. One of the main Spanish exponents of concrete art, and still active, he began his studies in 1954 at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Logroño and in 1958 he continued his training at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. In 1963 he began to combine his professional career with artistic teaching at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University in Madrid, where he completed a doctorate... Read more
Beatriz Olano studied in the United States where she obtained a master's degree in Fine Arts at the Milton Avery School of Arts. She has participated in several exhibitions, collective and individual, in the US and Canada, as well as in the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, San José, Havana, and Lima, among others. The work of Colombian painter is characterized by the use of geometry, colour and lines, as well as by the important relationships between objects and spaces, with many of her works exuding an almost architectural feel. Strong influences from artists such as... Read more
Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery participates for the first time in BAD+ 2023 with Beatriz Olano, Claude Viallat and Julián Gil.#FAIRS 28.04.2023We are pleased to announce our participation in the next edition of the BAD+ 2023 fair, which will take place from 5 to 7 May at Hangar 14 in Bordeaux. For our debut at this fair we will present a selection of works by…
Available the digital catalogue of the duo show of Julián Gil and Beatriz Olano#ONVIEW 22.12.2021The digital catalogue of the duo show by Julián Gil (Logroño, 1939) and Beatriz Olano (Medellín, 1965) is now available for consultation, as well as other additional content such as the 3D viewing room of the exhibition.