SIEM Gregorio

Peinture
Né(e) en :1958
Nationalité :Venezuela
Urb. Alta Florida. Res. Avila Manor. Piso 1. Apto 1A
1050 Caracas - Venezuela

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Variable Code 21 - 2018 - Aluminium, Steel, plastic, acrylic paint 95x80x95 (Marli Heredia @marlinello)

ARTIST STATEMENT
"The whole universe has been codified, everything answers to a mathematical system of representation that allows naming and differentiating it. The language that we use to name things is a code in itself, the music, the nature… math is the base that sustains what we try to understand. We have codified that millionth part of the universe that we know, and probably someone else, in another world, has maybe codified us. This alteration creates a rhythm and towards that rhythm I direct my work. It is not the stiffness inherent between man and identity what attracts me, but the security that even everything that pretends to apprehend with codes isn't permanent. Such mutability, such permeability is what captivates me of the universe. When thinking about it we realize that we are just an algorithmic fraction of the cosmos".
Gregorio Siem is a Venezuelan-Chinese artist based in Caracas. Siem takes us by surprise with a faultless production of polychrome structures assembled inside a diversity of mobile variable surfaces, which elements shape and transform depending on the action of those who find it and feel the need of touching, manipulating, moving and playing until converting them into other disimile codes to the initial.
This appearance in perpetual renovation promotes constant change, shifting mathematical sets obsessively ordered by the artist inside a structured pattern of lines and colors, prevailing partners in each new form. This colour display proofs the most depurated technique of rigour, coherence and solidity, Siem's basic premises at the moment of adventuring into the creative process, when conceiving the construction and deconstruction of new codes, in base of everything that exists in the universe, and certain shapes that remind us to the DNA and the human genome constitution, the fundamental definition of mankind.
Inside this condition of continuous metamorphosis the transformation is produced from the codification to its shape, recreating new possibilities and maintaining the problem of change from its randomness and in analogy with reality itself, permeable from the ephemeral and from its changing condition. So it is that the resulting mutation is the reason for the work that by itself cannot happen, alienated to the contact with the other, who by its own impulse and will "rebuilds it", giving it a new shape, as relative and temporal as the fundamental value that constitutes it.
With this sample we could assert that Siem undertakes an evolving journey with many multiple plastic possibilities, proposing to sensitize the spectator towards changes on every existence in this infinite, mysterious and yet unknown universe.
GREGORIO SIEM
1958 - Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2017. SIEM. Variable Code. Secadero 3. Hacienda La Trinidad. Parque Cultural. Caracas, Venezuela.
2015. Spacial Geometry. Ephemeral work of collective participation.
Centro de Arte Los Galpones. Caracas, Venezuela
2014. Spacial Geometry. Ephemeral work of collective participation.
Hacienda La Trinidad. Parque Cultural. Caracas, Venezuela
2013. Spacial Geometry. Ephemeral work of collective participation. Centro de Arte la Estancia. Caracas, Venezuela
2012. Open Studio. Cite Internationale des Arts. Paris, France.
2010. Open Studio. Cite Internationale des Arts. Paris, France
Exploring Goemetry. Bolívar Hall. London. U.K.
2008. Flying Fivers . Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez. Caracas, Venezuela.
2007. Curviligne. Cite Internationale des Arts. Paris, France.
2006. Flying Fivers. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas, Venezuela.
2005. Geometry in the Garden. Ephemeral work of collective participation.
Galería de Arte Nacional. Caracas, Venezuela
2004. Transformable Structure. Museo de Bellas Artes. Caracas, Venezuela.
2003. Free Revision. Universidad Metropolitana. Caracas, Venezuela.
2000. Mechanical Fauna. Museo del Nuoro. Nuoro, Italy.
1999. Exploring Geometry. Exma Centro Comunale D'Arte e Cultura. Cagliari, Italy.
199.8 Exploring Geometry. Museo Naval del Caribe. Cartagena, Colombia.
1997. Spacial Doodles. 80th Aniversary. Museo de Bellas Artes. Caracas, Venezuela.
1996. Playing with Geometry. Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto.Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.
1995. Exploring Geometry. Museo de Bellas Artes. Caracas, Venezuela.
1988 . Playing with Tetrahedra. Museo de los Niños. Caracas, Venezuela.

Group Exhibitions (selection)
2018. Emergent 3. Ranivilu Art Gallery. Miami, FL. United States
2017. Three Boards. Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez. Caracas, Venezuela. Invited Artist.
2016. Sustainable Chaos. Galería de Arte Universitaria. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela.
2013. Towards the Green Plane. Universidad Metropolitana. Caracas, Venezuela.
2010. The End of a Beginning. A Review on Contemporary Art. Espacios Cálidos. Caracas, Venezuela.
2009. Circuit in Three Dimensions. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Venezuela.