ArtTour International Summer Issue presents: Jorge Rivas
By Yadira Roman
Jorge Rivas speaks to the high vibrations of our minds through his “Neuro-Optical Contemplative Art.” Self-taught and in his mid-sixties, the Venezuelan painter has always been a patron of modern art. Frequent museum visits have inspired the creativity within him, and now he produces unique aesthetically brilliant works. His paintings take advantage of human perception of sight and rely upon Neuroesthetics. As the viewer observes his works, he or she goes into a state of analysis, reflection and contemplative journey.
Rivas encourages viewers to shift their movements as they gaze at his works. Changing viewing angles creates a new image, on top of the first one. It is as if he has merged two images, with the first image serving as the projector for the second virtual image. His work has evolved from simple aerial projections into infinite dimensions of continuous movement in geometry. The spherical paintings hide the world within them and allow his viewers to experience changing optical realities. Rivas’s works have been showcased in multiple exhibitions around the globe including Venezuela, England, and America.
2017 Summer Issue