Denny Rangel (Yaracuy, Venezuela, 1995) takes as the starting point for this exhibition the great pre-Hispanic civilizations in which he captures the diversity of contrasts based on their complex worldview. The relationship between the sacred, the magical-religious and the political are constituted as an inherent link in the evolution of Rangel's work. His pictorial universe strives to bring us back that wide world that allows us to imagine the vision of the men of that time. Through the symbiosis and in the extrapolated forms of his painting, the iconography can be formally recapitulated, imagining a journey of color and form. Rangel wishes to map pre-Hispanic times by proposing a return in time in which the oldest and most original civilizations are brought to modernity by his painting. His series of anthropomorphic paintings reflect the intrinsic idea of sacred and power discourses, in which he fuses a new concept to outline the great ideas of life and death. The exhibition Between Mexico and Peru is the experience of knowing oneself immersed in the same concepts of nature and religiosity that the pre-Hispanic cultures of Latin America had and that Rangel pursues by bringing them back not only from that specific past, but from his imaginary to lands of Mesoamerica.
He was born on July 15, 1995, in San Felipe, Yaracuy state, central-western region of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He studied his primary education at the "Alberto Ravell" Basic School, and secondary school at the "Carmelo Fernández" School of Plastic Arts in his hometown. Upon completing high school in 2012, he obtained a Bachelor of Humanities with a mention in Plastic Arts. Later in 2013, he moved to the state of Mérida (Venezuelan Andean region) to study a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts, at the Universidad de los Andes (ULA). At the end of 2017, he travels outside the country to study pre-Hispanic cultures and objects that were designed (created) manufactured by men and women who belonged to different communities on farms in the territory that today makes up Peru and that surprises for its aesthetic. He is currently residing in the city of Lima, the capital of the mentioned country. During his career as a plastic artist he has participated in different exhibitions such as: Collective Exhibition "Yaracuyan Artists" Carmelo Fernández Museum. June 2010. 3rd National Meeting of Schools of Arts. May 2012 II Biennial of Miniatures, Poland 2012, where he won the first graphic mention with his pragmatic argumentation work. Collective exhibition fiftieth anniversary of the Museum of Colonial Art of Mérida. June 2013. III Salvador Valero Biennial of Popular Art Trujillo 2014. Collective exhibition VERSUS. In its edition All against all. Yaracuy 2015. the Mini print International PARANÁ-Argentina 2016 II NATIONAL SALON OF SMALL FORMAT PAINTING Venezuela 2016 Group Exhibition "Episode 4" Burger Bar Mérida. December 2016. I National Salon of Visual Arts Barinas-Venezuela 2017 Collective exhibition in the Boulevard Gallery of Asia Peru. January 2019. Group Exhibition VOLUME II José Antonio Lima Gallery Peru. July 2019. FORASTER Solo Exhibition. Amaru Cultural House. Lima Peru. August 2019. Collective exhibition ARTLIMA GALLEY WEEKEND “ARTDICTO”. Lima Peru. September 2019. Collective Exhibition Surfaces of Identity. cultural center house of identity Trujillo, Peru. October 2021. Solo Exhibition CHICHA GALLERY GATO TULIPAN Barranco, Lima November 2021. Solo exhibition CHICHA GALLERY DEL CALLEJON DEL TEATRO PEÓN CONTRERAS Merida Yucatan, Mexico February 2022.