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  • ICAA Record ID
    1168085
    TITLE
    Patricia Van Dalen : color, fragmento y mediación / María Elena Ramos
    IN
    Color fragmentado: Patricia Van Dalen. -- Caracas, Venezuela: Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto - TAC-, 2008
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Ramos, María Elena. "Patricia Van Dalen: color, fragmento y mediación." In  Color fragmentado: Patricia Van Dalen. Caracas, Venezuela: Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto - TAC-, 2008.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Van Dalen, Patricia, 1955-
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Synopsis

Curator María Elena Ramos writes about the Venezuelan artist and graphic designer Patricia van Dalen, in relation to Color Fragmentado [Fragmented Color], an exhibition at the Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto (Caracas, 2008). The text establishes an analytical view of color throughout history, unpacking this component of her work and the manner in which it relates to the nature of certain landscapes, the central concept of her artistic proposals. Afterward, the author examines the form and content of some of Van Dalen’s exhibited works, highlighting their individual natures, which in Ramos’ opinion, represent “the current, distinct concerns of the artist.” Finally, the [author] reflects on the broadening of the pictorial language in this show, where the concept of “fragmentation” emerges as a timely theme in today’s art.

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Curator María Elena Ramos (n. 1947) exhaustively analyzes in her critique the formal aspects of Patricia van Dalen’s 2008 show Color Fragmentado, held at the Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto in Caracas. Ramos’ analysis extends to the artistic foundations of the Venezuelan artist and graphic designer, reaffirming the chromatic spectrum as a fundamental element of van Dalen’s work, from the time she took up abstraction. This document also cites the artist’s own words, revealing the meaning of her proposals as well as the concerns that support her creativity.

 

In addition to having produced a vast two dimensional body of work, van Dalen has also developed significant installations (integrated into architectural spaces) in the nation and abroad.

Researcher
Maria Virginia Pineda Aranda
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Reproduced with permission of María Elena Ramos, Caracas, Venezuela
Location
CINAP. Centro de Informacion Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Galería de Arte Nacional, Plaza Los Museos, Los Caobos, Caracas.