Contrasted with the traditional considerations that the abstract is a negation of space,
this body of work reflects upon both absence and exteriority (“the outside”) as presences. By the way these absences are generated and structured, it makes present what the absent creates. Within this inclusive binding, the abstract guides us to see – to dwell upon intervals and transitory states.
Following on an intention to escape the fixed, the works are built upon relations between the act of perceiving and the simultaneous attempt to assess and give meaning to experience. The geometry, gesture, theatricality, and various materials are mixed and assembled to form a surface that links the physical and the mental in a manner that is transformable, and deformable.
Ivelisse Jimenez earned her BFA from the Universidad de Puerto Rico and her MFA from New York University. Her paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally.