Art Baseling at O. Ascanio Gallery in Wynwood 11/20/12

Art Baseling at O. Ascanio Gallery in Wynwood
Tuesday, 11/20/2012, 06:30 pm –
O.-Ascanio-Gallery_Nov.-2012-v.-2O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 NW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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A hub for Latin American and European modern and contemporary art, O. Ascanio Gallery will exhibit world-renowned greats alongside burgeoning artists who are transforming the art world

Miami, FL – O. Ascanio Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District will have an opening reception for Aesthetic Perfection at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20. The collective exhibit, which runs from November 20 – December 31, 2012, features the works of established and emerging artists in a variety of media.

For his Art Basel-inspired exhibit, gallery owner Oscar Ascanio looks to attract art aficionados and collectors from around the globe by showing the works of Op and Kinetic art masters and newer artists who are exploring and transforming the world of contemporary arts. The twelve featured artists are: Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, Victor Vasarely, Bernar Venet, Agostino Bonalumi, Victor Lucena, Hester, Jorge Blanco, Carlos Cabeza, Nanin and Francisco Salazar.

Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, Victor Vasarely, Bernar Venet and Agostino Bonalumi are luminaries synonymous with Op and Kinetic art. A visionary, Ascanio is confident that newer artists such as Victor Lucena, Hester, Jorge Blanco, Carlos Cabeza, Francisco Salazar and Nanin will revolutionize the contemporary art world.

“The newer works represent an avant-garde generation of artists who are going beyond commonly accepted boundaries and creating a new realm of art, while redefining traditional aesthetics,” said Ascanio.

Added Ascanio: “Art Basel allows us to appreciate different art movements that are occurring simultaneously throughout the world. And through this exhibition, I want to do the same on a smaller scale.”

Each one of the artists featured in Aesthetic Perfection have created their own artistic, beautiful language through a host of mediums, which together, compose an electic expression of contemporary art.

Visitors will experience a visual feast with Cruz-Diez’s mysterious and changing chromatic spectrums, Soto’s magical compositions, Bonalumi’s and Otero’s subtle monochromatic masterpieces and will be awestruck by Vasarely’s geometric precision.

Photography by Hester explores the inter-reliant relationship between man and construction, construction and the environment and the unintentional emotional response to the design process. Nanin’s works create a musical language intertwined with time and space. And Carlos Cabeza’s stream-of-conscious modality creates movement through curved, ebbless sequential patterns that often showcase the female form.

Ascanio is an accomplished gallerist, artist manager, publisher and collector. He began his art career at the age of 17, while apprenticing with Alfredo Boulton. And in 1974 he co-launched Ediciones Macanao, a publishing company he formed with Boulton and Cruz Diez.

O. Ascanio Gallery is located at 2600 NW Second Ave in the Wynwood Arts District. For more information visit

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