From the press release:
Magda Bellotti presents from 11-11-2011 to 13-1-2012 the first solo exhibition of works by Jaime Gili in Madrid.
Gili (Caracas, 1972) lives in London since 1996, when he studied at the Royal College of Art with tutors such as Chris Ofili, Peter Doig, David Batchelor or John Stezaker. Later, from his London studio he hass developed his painting and several projects of intervention in architecture, successfully reclaiming a modern tradition from Venezuela´s mid-20th C, when the country immersed in an oil boom, often commissioned artists to humanize an urgently built infrastructure.
Jaime Gili. LA TOMA. A162 (Yemayá)
Jaime Gili. LA TOMA. view of room II
Gili has managed to expand painting with his own language, temporarily or permanently invading private and public spaces with different levels of resources. His interventions range from the atrium of the highly technified Bloomberg building in London (2008) to the precarious houses in the largest favela of South America, Petare, to the East of the Caracas (2010), and the 16 huge industrial storing tanks in Portland (Maine) (2009-2015), which, painting more than e 24.000 m2 is the biggest pictorial intervention ever made.
These large projects are exhibited in room III of the gallery, through several documents and photographs printed in poster format. In room II there are small and medium format recent paintings, and in room I, visible from the street, a set of paintings on a wall painting that takes over the whole rhomboidal space of the gallery.