Paul Amundarain

Entropy, Multiple Realities


10 – 27 May 2024

Opera Gallery Miami is pleased to present “Entropy, Multiple Realities,“ a solo exhibition by Paul Amundarain. Born in Venezuela and currently based in Miami, Amundarain’s Multiple Realities series explores human experience in relation to their surroundings through the use of layered materials and abstracted forms. Through the stratified layers in his work, Amundarain creates visually immersive picture planes that encourage random associations with an individual reality, exploring the relationship between man, space and perspective. His work often uses the grid as a motif to thematically explore the parallels and complexities–and the respective social, political and economic concerns–between his native Venezuela and adopted home of America.
Amundarain symbolically embraces modernist aesthetics while generating connections with contemporary modes of production as a means of personal reflection. Oil, acrylic and various pigments are mixed with industrial techniques of mass production to animate this series of paintings, telling a story of the past with conviction while contemplating the future with great uncertainty. Frequently constructed with superimposed elements, Amundarain interrogates the concept of fixed reality, presenting through his multimedia works the ideology that two things can simultaneously be true. Often drawing upon his Venezuelan heritage and finding inspiration from artists such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Amundarain’s work incorporates architectural elements and modern aesthetics as pillars in his studio practice. ”Venezuela has a great legacy of artists that continue to be of reference in my work. As a place, it has always been a fundamental influence on me.” Amundarain’s experience as an artist working in his adopted home of Miami, Florida has imbued his work with a sense of multicultural duality reflective of the city’s continuous change, growth and dynamic and cultural exchange. ”For me it is crucial in my work to mix my identity with the new information that I constantly receive.
The industrial aesthetics, advertising iconography and pop culture [present in Miami] are references that are all present in my work.” said Amundarain.

Paul Amundarain
Paul Amundarain (b. 1985; Caracas, Venezuela) is as contemporary artist based in Miami, Florida. His word often references the grid as a framework for his thematic explorations of perspective, and society’s spatial relationship to architecture and emotional relationship to pop culture and mass media. Drawing upon multicultural influences and aesthetics, Amundarain’s work explores the use of perspective, both as a construct and a visual tool, to create works that explore man’s relationship to space within society and the material world.

Opera Gallery
Founded in Singapore in 1994, Opera Gallery has forged, over its 30 years, a network of 16 galleries worldwide including London, Paris, New York, Geneva, Hong Kong, and Seoul, establishing itself as one of the leading global players within the international art market.
Headed by Gilles Dyan, Opera Gallery is a dealer in Modern and Contemporary European, American, and Asian art, 20th Century Post-War French artists as well as represents international emerging artists such as Andy Denzler and Anthony James and more established contemporary artists such as Ron Arad and Manolo Valdés.
Opera Gallery’s mission is to showcase the dynamic, innovative, and diverse expressions of modern and contemporary expression through its ambitious yearly exhibition programming as well as to bring together institutions that shape the cultural landscape, often supporting private collections and leading public institutions.
In September 2023, Isabelle de La Bruyère joined Opera Gallery as CEO and oversees the gallery’s global operations, strengthening its global footprint and echoing its commitment to artistic narratives through carefully curated series of shows. Prior to joining Opera, Isabelle worked at Christie’s for 26 years, where her departing role was Head of the Chairman’s Office and Client Advisory for the EMEA region.

Opera Gallery Miami is led by Director Dan Benchetrit.

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