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Infinite Regress

Eamon Ore-Giron - Infinite Regress
First monograph: American artist Eamon Ore-Giron's hard-edge paintings combine Native American traditions and European abstraction. This publication offers a dialogue between his ongoing Infinite Regress series and the prose of poet and scholar Edgar Garcia.
Eamon Ore-Giron's first artist book pairs paintings from his ongoing Infinite Regress series with original poetry by scholar Edgar Garcia, offering a rich linguistic and visual context for understanding Ore-Giron's work. Rendered on raw linen, Ore-Giron's brightly-hued paintings fuse the tradition of Peruvian goldwork with the geometries of hard-edged abstraction. His compositions evoke the cosmos and notions of an ancient global architecture, creating optical play and a multiplicity of planes on the canvas. Garcia has written “poetry thick with” abstraction, exploring the role of the formal and theoretical within Ore Giron's work through his own research and work exploring the hemispheric literatures and cultures of the Americas. His “Tractatus” examines the apprehensibility of origins in their visual and poetic forms, and traces a contemporary conception of origins in the knot, fold, crushed stone, haunted bone, and constellation of everyday emergencies.
Eamon Ore-Giron (born 1973 in Tucson, Arizona, lives and works in Los Angeles) blends a wide range of visual styles and influences in his brightly colored abstract geometric paintings realized on raw linen and canvas. The artist grew up in the Southwestern United States and has spent significant time in Spain; Peru, where his father is from; and Mexico. Ore-Giron's travels, personal biography, and his formal education as a fine artist—he received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles—have shaped his artistic vocabulary, which references Native American medicine wheels, Amazonian tapestries, the Mexican muralists, Russian Suprematism, and Latin American Concrete Art, as well as hard-edged abstraction and European modernism. Ore-Giron also works in video and music, as part of collaborative endeavors and as a musician and DJ. He is keenly aware of the history and cross-cultural evolution of musical styles. In a similar vein, his work makes manifest a history of the transnational exchange that has informed painting. He has said that his work “originates from a certain nostalgia for a global modernism” and the notion of a universal visual language. With his comprehensive approach, which marries Latin American aesthetics and indigenous craft and folk traditions with a 20th-century avant-garde, Ore-Giron creates a unique artistic style that feels at once timeless and contemporary and resonates across cultural contexts.
Solo exhibitions have been presented at LAXART, Los Angeles (2015); Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2013); Pérez Art Museum Miami (2013); MUCA ROMA, Mexico City (2006); Queen's Nails Annex, San Francisco (2005); and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2005). Ore-Giron's work has been included in group shows at the SFMOMA, San Francisco; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Prospect.3, New Orleans; and Deitch Projects, New York. His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, ANP Quarterly, and SFAQ, among other publications.
Texts by Edgar Garcia.

Graphic design: ELLA.

Published with Colleción Diéresis, Galería Páramo, Colección Gaia.
published in March 2020
English edition
23,5 x 31 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
112 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-96436-024-3
EAN : 9783964360243
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