Federico Ovalles Winner

Winner of EFG Bank, ArtNexus and LIAISONS award nomination

The artist Federico Ovalles (Venezuela, 1972), has been declared the winner of the EFG Bank, ArtNexus and LIAISONS international acquisition award nomination granted by Artnexus magazine within the framework of the Bogotá International Art Fair (Artbo).



The work “Surface Matter No 12” belongs to a series of works made in acrylic and cement on a canvas of raw jute industrial sacks in which Ovalles creates geometric abstractions that depart from the rigid canons of geometry, taking expressionist characteristics in its execution. This work, soberly monochromatic and in continuity with previous series in which deconstruction and the use of precarious and noble materials are a fundamental part of its iconography, Ovalles appeals to the Latin American collective unconscious in which an accumulation of personal and historical experiences - precariousness, emigration, concretism, geometry - are surreptitiously revealed in the extraordinary materiality of his painting.

September 30, 2021