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Jaime Gili was born in Venezuela in 1972 and studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London. He employs signature modernist forms in often large-scale mural sized paintings which reference utopian historical modern movements, particularly in Latin America during the 1950s and 1960s.
Gili’s current interest lies in working with architects and landscape artists in a cross media partnership reminiscent of the collaborations between artists, designers and architects that characterised This is Tomorrow in 1956. The swirling forms of this edition are based on the landscape designs of Burle Marx, the influential 1960s Brazilian landscape artist whose ideas were abstracted from the forms and colours found in nature.
The artist has shown with Jerwood Space, London; BloombergSPACE, London; the ICA and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Gili’s work is held by Saatchi Gallery; the University of Essex Collection of Latin-American Art and Christie’s Contemporary, London.
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