Pablo Griss’s strongly expressionist work, had figurative origins that evolved into a distinctive abstract style. In 2010 Griss launched his series ¨Flatline¨ which signaled an adapted style to address the geometric exploration of space. Currently, these elements (such as rhombi and lines) are specific and recognizable. Griss relies on repetition, contrasts and symmetry in compositions where negative spaces are most important as they are seen through the objects he chooses as rendering a simple, abstract and believable space. Exploring materials ranging from raw linen, collage, paint and copper leaf Griss became fascinated with gold leaf in which he found an ever-changing background providing depth and atmosphere to simple, abstract, geometric investigation where order is only apparent.
PABLO GRISS: (b. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela) graduated from Columbia University School of Visual Arts (1996 ) in New York, where he lived and worked until 1998. He currently works from his studios in Caracas and in Panama City where he has resided since 2008. Pablo has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in the U.S.A, Europe and Latin America including ‘Flatlines’ at DGAG Gallery, Panama, ‘Hyperexpressionism’ at Bernhard Smodics, Austria and Colombia University, New York. Griss is currently finalizing work on his solo shows scheduled in Panama City and Caracas for 2013. Pablo currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.