Symmetry is always beautiful, no? Well, if anything, symmetry is always a bit comforting, an image reflecting itself disallowing for any surprises. We recently happened upon a very clever, good looking meditation on the idea of symmetry by Angeleno and current UC Riverside MFA candidate Ryan Perez. The piece is B.O.G.O. Vision and it is a wonderful series of diptychs.
There are three pieces in the series, each using color and form to play with symmetry and compliments: the pink and green set are abstracted lean-tos in a light watermelon scenery, one set sees purple and yellow backdrops with artist’s frames that serve as structure for a building, and the final places an explosion of frames on orange and cyan. They each have this playful sophistication to them from the use of color and the way the “artist frames” are used. They certainly are a take on the idea of “buy one, get one,” a funny notion considering they are a series of art pieces (not shoes or candy bars): you get two of the same artworks for the price of one look.
B.O.G.O. Vision is a nice series that is both minimal and complex. It’s refreshingly simple but really in depth, they asking viewers to question how they should be viewed (Independently? In this orientation? All together?). Perez has lots of other great work that you should check out, which you can find here.