José Vivenes | Roots

José Vivenes
I Roots
A socio-political chimera



José Vivenes' work is characterized by an intensive examination of the essence of being human. In his paintings, collages, and drawings he addresses existing contradictions that shape us as human beings, but also our societies. This concerns diversity issues, but also other socio-political topics and, more generally, interpersonal interaction. His examination of these topics is also based on his own life experiences in a politically and socially divided country.

Thus, the exhibition Roots. A social-political chimera can be read as a personal confrontation with his own roots, as the Venezuelan artist oscillates in his cultural self-image between his indigenous and European origins. At the same time, Vivenes also shows the multi-layered roots of his homeland, which have three different origins, indigenous, African and Spanish culture, on which many points of friction in today's Venezuelan society are based.

In his paintings, especially in his current series of portraits and his latest collages, which we show among other groups of works in the exhibition, the three cultures and the resulting points of friction are reflected.

At the same time, however, the works also possess a relevance that transcends countries and societies. For Vivenes is a clever observer of human and social depths and shallows. His pictures poetically tell of the fragile reality of our existence, often referencing art-historical European models, and thus revisit the centuries-old dispute in Western philosophy about the human nature.


José Vivenes, born 1977 in Maturín, Venezuela, graduated from the Armando Reveron Institute of Plastic Arts and the Metropolitan University in Caracas.
He is one of the best known contemporary Venezuelan artists.
Vivenes lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela.



 

José Vivenes
Otra Temible, 2022

96 x 72 cm
Oil on canvas
sold

José Vivenes
Siempre a pesar del paisaje, 2021

96 x 76 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 5,950 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Incapaz de interrupciones, 2021

53 x 46 cm
oleo sobre tela
available
€ 3,100 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
De los Temible, 2021

25 x 20 cm
Oil on board, framed
available
€ 1,606.50 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
De los temibles 2, 2021

25 x 20 cm
oleo sobre tela
sold

José Vivenes
De los Temibles 3, 2021

25 x 20 cm
Oil on board, framed
available
€ 1,606.50 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Deidad, 2022

37 x 28 cm
oleo sobre tela
sold

José Vivenes
La otra deidad, 2022

37 x 28 cm
oleo sobre tela
sold

José Vivenes
Ahí donde fracasa la experiencia mística , 2021

93 x 66 cm
collage, wooden galleybox, museumsglass (price including frame)
available
€ 3,000 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Practica colectiva de la experiencia de lo divino, 2020

93.5 x 65 cm
Collage, wodden gallery box, museumsglass (price including frame)
verkauft

José Vivenes
Indiferenciado cuerpo, 2021

100 x 70 cm
Collage, wooden gallery box, museumsglass
verkauft

José Vivenes
Un lugar para la inocencia, 2020

120 x 81 cm
Collage, wooden gallery box, museumsglass
available
€ 3,000 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Naturaleza, 2021

100 x 70 cm
Collage, wodden gallery box, museumsglass (price including frame)
available
€ 2,900 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Claridad uniforme, 2021

100 x 70 cm
Collage, wooden gallery box, museumsglass (price including frame)
available
€ 2,900 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
La misma afrodita, 2019

50 x 70 cm
Collage, gallery box, museumsglass
available
€ 1,850 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Delirio dialopica, 2021

68 x 66 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 4,200 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
De la Misma Distopia, 2021

82 x 62 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 4,450 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Forma distopica, 2021

65 x 54 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 3,700 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Delirio fabulado, 2021

50 x 44 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 2,900 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Repuesta al delirio, 2021

50 x 44 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 2,900 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Fabulación por la herencia (de escenario distópico), 2021

51 x 45 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 2,900 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Incomprensible canto, 2021

95 x 71 cm
oleo sobre tela
available
€ 5,150 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Históricamente las sociedades escenifican sus grandes certezas, 2017-2020

147 x 132 cm
Oil on canvas
available
€ 8,650 (incl. VAT)

José Vivenes
Un Buena medida una historia repetida, 2018 - 2019

146 x 147 cm
Öl auf Leinwand
available
€ 9,100 (incl. VAT)