Contemporary artist painter Jorge Rivas exhibiting "Environmental" at IUP

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Contemporary artist painter Jorge Rivas exhibiting "Environmental" at IUP
Jorge Rivas, World Geometric Mapping. Acrylic on canvas, 80 X 100 in. Photo Courtesy of the artist.



INDIANA, PA.- Venezuelan-American Artist Jorge Rivas exhibits successfully at the Indiana University Museum of Pennsylvania in the United States, in the show entitled, "Environmental" from January 21 to March 4, 2023, which participates with 7 important works of his authorship.

The prominent Venezuelan Artist-Painter Jorge Rivas who has been living in the United States for 20 years, and with studies and residence in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has been exhibiting his work in galleries, art fairs and museums in the United States with a lot of interest and success.

Rivas creates wonderfully layered paintings that combine abstract with other geometric elements, but also he builds the architecturally the most wonderful spaces, he builds cities geometrically respecting the lines and the colors, adding new and personal elements to the painting . One of the works exhibited in this large format exhibition "World Geometric Mapping" has a lot to do with this. Rivas combines a personal language of signs and symbols with architectural imagery geometric, to create his very elaborate worlds mapping, cities, and also unknown places.

His latest exhibition "Environmental" Curated by Dr. James Rickard from Indiana University Museum of Pennsylvania is a collective exhibition which raises the global problem of the environment, viruses and the consequences that these imply in the development of the daily life of the citizens, for it Jorge Rivas has brought to the exhibition, 6 works and a mural where the theme of the show can be seen as "Environmental".

Jorge Rivas has exhibited in the last two years in important including Museums New Britain Museum of American Art of Connecticut, Mattatuck Museum of Art , Connecticut, Springfield Museum of Art , Ohio, Katonah Museum of Art , New York. Grants Pass Museum of Art, Oregon, Monterey Museum of Art, California, and has invitations to continue exhibiting in other museum centers and cultural institutions and art galleries of the United States.

Jorge Rivas artist, American-Venezuelan born Artist-Painter, who lives, works and has his art studios currently between New Jersey and Pennsylvania - USA. is known as a Geometric Artist and creator of concept maps ,where he deals with themes regarding life ,death and inequalities in a symbolic way .

The maps of cities and the routes demarcated in geometric shapes carry a message; they are not there by chance. I investigated, and I am concerned to depict in each artwork a message of Peace, Love and Truth.

More than a map, it is the free life, freedom, the sun, the moon, the stars, nature, rivers, the seas, the earth, it does not belong to anyone, it belongs to us all.

They have been there for millions of years, even before human beings. I am interested in installing there, where the message is - in different people interacting with the works of art.

The Mappings, as the titles, are consequences of my research on the real world seen from an airplane, my experiences, but also my dreams and the spiritual world, full of so many mysteries, but my research and those of others on perfection are also reflected and the number of Gold, mathematics, still to be solved. in each work that I paint is the experience, and also is the consequence, and the artwork, to reflect.

Jorge Rivas's biography reads a bit like a universal atlas. An American born in Caracas Venezuela, Rivas lived in Miami for two years and then came to New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It is no surprise that his work incorporates the dynamic visual vocabulary of maps of cities including New York, Paris, Madrid, and Africa for named some places, with Urban-planning grids and geometric architectural forms.




Rivas creates wonderfully layered paintings that combine abstract with other Geometrics but builds themselves architecturally, that is, he builds cities geometrically respecting the lines and the colors, adding new and personal elements to the painting. Rivas combines a personal language of signs and symbols with architectural imagery geometric ,to create his very elaborate worlds mapping, cities, and also unknown places.

Simultaneously engaged with social problems, a product of globalization that he says can help create a better world for life through art.

Recent Group Exhibitions:
New Britain Museum of American Art, Curated by Cristina Tafuri, Connecticut, USA. August 12 Sept 2 - 2021, Human Geometry Paintings.

Mattituck Museum of Art, Curated by Kyle Harris, Connecticut, USA. January 31 to March 15, 2022.

Grants Pass Museum of Art, Oregon, USA. January March 2022.

Group selection exhibitions:
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, USA. April and May 2022.

Springfield Museum of Art Curated by Deidre Hamlar, Ohio, USA. August - October 2022.

Katonah Museum of Art NY - Northern West Hospital - NY - Westchester, Group Exhibition: Sep 2022-Oct-2023.

Monterey Museum of Art – Monterey, California Group Exhibition -Nov - Dec 2022.

IUP Indiana University Museum of Pennsylvania "Environmental", Curated by James Rickard, January 21-March 4, 2023.

Rivas also expects invitations from abroad, which include Venezuela, his country of birth where he soon hopes to show his important work.

"Environmental" IUP Indiana University Museum of Pennsylvania January 21 - March 04 , 2023.










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