Volta Basel 2024 | José Vivenes

José Vivenes' work is characterised by an intensive examination of the nature of being human. In his paintings, collages and drawings, he addresses existing contradictions that characterise us humans, but also our societies. This concerns diversity issues, but also other socio-political topics and interpersonal relationships in general. His examination of these topics is also based on his own life experiences in a politically and socially divided country.

His works also have a relevance that transcends national and social boundaries. Vivenes is an astute observer of human and social depths and shallows. His pictures poetically narrate the fragile reality of our existence, often referring to European art-historical models, and thus revisit the centuries-old dispute in Western philosophy about the image of man.

José Vivenes, born in 1977 in Maturín, Venezuela, graduated from the Armando Reveron Institute of Plastic Arts and the Metropolitan University in Caracas. He is one of the best-known contemporary Venezuelan artists. Vivenes lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela.

José Vivenes
2023
Todos tienen dolor por la pérdida del género humano
Oil on canvas
109 x 80 cm
€8,500.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2024
La inteligencia del hombre por virtud no puede apreciarse debidamente
Oil on canvas
85 x 153 cm
€10,710.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2024
El desarrollo que alcanzará la evolución social
Oil on canvas
85 x 153 cm
€10,710.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2024
Bosque
Oil on canvas
45 x 81 cm
€5,600.00
Status
Sold
José Vivenes
2024
Las sombra de estos bosques
Oil on canvas
44 x 70 cm
€5,100.00
Status
Sold
José Vivenes
2024
Después de los otros rios
Oil on canvas
37 x 44 cm
€3,629.50
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2021
Forma distopica
Oil on canvas
65 x 54 cm
€5,300.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2023
De la Fauna Humana
Oil on canvas
23 x 30 cm
€2,380.00
Status
Sold
José Vivenes
2022
Untitled
Oil on canvas
100 x 75 cm
€6,188.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2021
De los Temible
Oil on board, framed
25 x 20 cm
€2,000.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2021
Ahi donde fracasa la experiencia mistica
Collage, wooden galleybox, museumsglass
93 x 66 cm
€4,200.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2023
Contempla con los ojos intachables la enganosa imagen (Betrachtet mit unertappten Augen das täuschende Bild)
Collage, scratched, mixed technique on paper, framed
85 x 60 cm
€2,800.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2023
Sumergió sus brazoz para agarrar el cuello
Collage, scratched, mixed technique on paper, framed
86 x 60 cm
€2,800.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2023
Estás viendo el reflejo de tu imagen (Betrachtest du dich selbst)
Collage, scratched, mixed technique on paper, framed
84 x 61 cm
€2,800.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2023
Al remowerwe el agua la imagen se devaneció
collage
84 x 60 cm
€2,800.00
Status
Available
José Vivenes
2023
Cautivado por el reflejo (Durch den Widerschein verzaubert)
Collage, scratched, mixed technique on paper, framed
63 x 85 cm
€2,800.00
Status
Available