Jaime Gili was born 1972 in Caracas, Venezuela. He lives and works in London.
Jaime Gili is renown for his practice, which is not limited to traditional painting, and occasionally expands even to the public realm. In his paintings, murals and public artworks, Gili seems to have a particular vision of mid C.XX modern art architecture and design, rescuing some elements from there which try to overcome the abundance of postmodern interpretations. For that, on occasions he makes use of fiction imagining crosses and developments of ideas with dead ends. As he did recently with the work of Armando Reverón, Carlos Scarpa, Gio Ponti or Max Bill. His work, sometimes presents an iconic power reminiscent of the modern abstraction, but stems like it from the studio practice as a laboratory where daily practice where the clash of possibilities of the modern spirit with the present is enacted daily.
Amongst his recent exhibitions we find: Derechos (solo), (bis) | oficina de proyectos, Cali 2015; Selección = Relación, Espacio Monitor, Caracas 2015; Dirty Geometry, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City 2015 y Mana Contemporary, Miami 2014; Arte Emergente en Venezuela, 2000-2012, Museo Francisco Narváez, Porlamar 2015 y Sala TAC, Caracas 2014; Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, CIFO, Miami 2014; Ornament and Barricade (solo), Alejandra von Hartz, Miami 2014; Connecting Through Collecting: 20 Years of Art from Latin America at the University of Essex, University of Essex, Colchester 2014; Guarimba (solo), Kubik Gallery, Porto 2014; Minimal Baroque: Post-Minimalism and Contemporary Art, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved 2014; Droits de Succession (solo), Oficina #1, Caracas 2014.
His work is in collections such as Saatchi Collection Gallery, Colección Cisneros, Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom National Collection, University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art, Royal College of Art, Colección Banco Mercantil, among others.