Eamon Ore-Giron originally worked in figuration before developing his signature abstract style. His paintings resonate with artists and movements of the past and present, including Suprematism; Latin American Concrete Art; and the geometric minimalism of Cuban-American painter Carmen Herrera. The bright colors and designs on expanses of raw linen bring to mind Moholy-Nagy's paintings of the 1920s, which prominently featured similar unpainted grounds, but might just as well originate from Ore-Giron's coming-of-age in Tucson, Arizona, an arid environment in which color always pops in the brown landscape. Recently, Ore-Giron has been integrating gold into his color palette, evoking the great traditions of gold artistry in countries like Peru, his father's birthplace, and a place Ore-Giron continues to strongly identify with.
Ore-Giron's painting, music, video, and performances have been shown at venues including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Deitch Projects, New York, NY; MUCA ROMA, Mexico City; Peres Art Museum Miami, FL; Museo Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Consonni, Bilbao, Spain; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, among others. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and an MFA, Univerity of California, Los Angeles, in 2006.
Resolutely Political LA Artists Focus on the Body in the City’s Latest Biennial
Made in LA
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 3–Sep 2, 2018
Organized by Anne Ellegood, senior curator, and Erin Christovale, assistant curator, with MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial associate.