Jesus Soto, Catalogue PENETRABLE

The presentation of the fully illustrated catalogue, with a foreword by Carlos M. Luis, will take place in the presence of a groundbreaking Penetrable BBL Blue from 1999 on permanent view at Durban Segnini ‘s space. This is an invitation to explore the amazing experience of walking through the blue space while interacting with your own physical movement. 

Penetrable, 1990
508 x 508 x 508 cm / 200 x 200 x 200 In.
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection, Caracas, Venezuela

“A Penetrable such as this one in Wynwood opens up a new experience of an aesthetic nature because it deals with moving space. Whether it is us or the wind blowing that provokes it, the visual and imaginary reality it offers us is like an illuminating path, or Tao. How this illumination is produced depends on the willingness of whoever agrees to experience it. But what we do not doubt is that the challenge he throws at us to change our preconceived opinions regarding reality is sufficient to encourage us to travel the path proposed by him. 

Pentrable BBI Jaune, 1999 365 x 400 x 1400 cm 143.7 x 157.7 x 557 In.
Wynwood Arts District

Whoever experiences the sensation of finding him / herself within a living object such as Soto’s Penetrables, would then understand the intimate meaning of his work’s poetic structure. Those vibrant rods—all blue, in this case—reveal to us a reality that we forget but which exists deep in our traditional culture as expressed by the Egyptian and the Greek: nothing is static, life is movement. “ Carlos M. Luis.

Penetrable, 1982
500 x 900 x 900 cm / 196.9 x 354.3 x 354.3 In.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain