Abstractus (Steevens + Vélez)
Partners in art and in life, Colombian artist duo Abstractus consists of Ximena Steevens and Mauricio Vélez. New to Toronto, yet internationally exhibited, Abstractus unveils Transcendental Mechanisms for Intuitive Logic, a retrospective of their work spanning 12 years of public installation, photographic documentation and its inclusion in mixed media canvases and other sculptural works.Full Bio Tweet
About Abstractus (Steevens + Vélez)
“Abstractus’ method of work consists of a process of observation, analysis and “harvesting” of ideas, situations, scenarios and possibilities in different parts of the world; to reinterpret and finally create a piece of art… affecting as many people as we can, in a positive way to raise awareness about the impact of our own existence, [effectively making] a contribution by offering a place for contemplation, reflection and analysis”.
A final canvas may have been conceived from a sculpture, public installation or performance piece, which is then photographed, painted over, etched out or recreated in a mixed media painting, often of several canvases. For Abstractus, the process of creation is as much a work of art as the created object itself.