Coming to the Geometric MADI: Augmented Reality, the Mobile Tagging Art of Pedro Morales and the Sculptures of Miguel Prypchan

Opening April 27 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown Dallas, a new show will introduce the city to the engaging works of two Venezuela-born artists, Pedro Morales and Miguel Prypchan.

Morales uses the aesthetics of fractals and geometric abstraction to investigate the ubiquity of mobile technology in today’s life. Morales coined the phrase “mobile tagging art” to define the artistic expression that uses scanning, decoding and reading out geometric shapes to reveal content from aesthetic beauty.

Miguel Prypchan’s sculptures interpret traditional landscapes under the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. His work seeks to intervene, humanize and positively transform public spaces and the experience of everyday citizens.

Prypchan lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela. Pedro Morales lives and works in Houston and Versailles, France.

The show runs April 27-July 15. Both artists will be present at the opening.

About Pedro Morales
Born in Venezuela and residing in Houston and Versailles, France, Pedro Morales is known for his pioneering digital art. His 1989 work “The Gaze” was made entirely on a PC 8088 and is one of the earliest works of digital art documented in the region. Morales received the Arturo Michelena Art Research Award in the Arts (1991). Venues in Linz, Shanghai, Paris, Bogota, Miami, and Caracas are just some of the locales throughout the world to display his work.   He is the recipient of recognition and awards on numerous occasions and represented Venezuela in the 50th Venice Biennial “The Dictatorship of the Spectator” and his iconic “cityrooms.net” (2002-3), are among the first artistic creations made in and for the Internet. Censored by the government of his country, it was nevertheless seen and navigated by thousands of people online.

About Miguel Prypchan
Plastic artist, pilot, and lawyer Miguel Prypchan lives and works in Caracas Venezuela. He is a graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), with studies in Social Communication and Museology. He began to craft in a three-dimensional sphere in 2007. Art fairs from Caracas, Bogata, and Lima to New York, Palm Beach, and Miami showcase his work. His art interprets traditional landscape through the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. Through it, he intervenes, humanizes and positively transforms public spaces and in many cases, viewers.

About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802

Submitted by Eric Miller. Email: 1ericmiller1@gmail.com

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