Omar Chacon

Times Union: Artists Explore Patterns - Omar Chacon at Collar Works Gallery

July 16, 2014 - Amy Griffin

In his recent television series, "Cosmos," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed the human talent for pattern recognition as a double-edged sword. "We're especially good at finding patterns, even when they aren't there," he said, explaining that this helps us makes sense of the world. It's the same thing that drives creativity. In the current show at Troy's Collar Works Gallery, four artists explore patterns through painting and drawing. "Discernible Regularities," which includes Omar ChaconAmanda KatesFernando Orellana and Kenny Rivero, is a sample of the distinctive ways artists might approach patterning, as well as color.

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8020 NYC: ARTIST WE LIKE: Omar Chacon

October 9, 2012 - 8020SHOES

Omar Chacon uses small droplets of acrylic paint to create pieces so vivid and colorful they look like they belong in a dream.

Each painting is comprised of small, technicolor ovals that come together to form abstract paintings, so textured that you can see every layer of paint that goes into the work.

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WorleyGig: Omar Chacon’s Bacanales Tropicales at Margaret Thatcher Projects

September 10, 2012 - Gail Worley

Wow, what treat it was to be able to attend this past Thursday’s opening reception for Colombian-born, NYC-based artist Omar Chacon, who has returned to Margaret Thatcher Projects for his second solo show at the gallery in two years!

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Art Experience: Omar Chacon: Bacanales

December 3, 2011 - Ernesto Menéndez-Conde

BACANALES is the first solo show of the young Colombian, New York based, artist Omar Chacon (b.1979) at Margaret Thatcher Projects. Bacanales, as the title suggests, alludes to carnivalesque representations or collective festivities. 

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East Bay Express: Stratigraphic Aggregates

October 27, 2010 - DeWitt Cheng

Stratigraphy is the branch of geology that focuses on rock and soil strata. It's a discipline we're all reminded of occasionally, when windows and nerves get rattled by twitchy tectonic plates. Within the context ofStratigraphic, which premiered atGordon Huether's Hay Barn Gallery in Napa in September, the word takes on gentler meanings, invoking, according to the gallery's press release, "hidden strata, stories untold, passages of time, and fleeting moments." The five artists featured — Macyn Bolt, Brian Caraway, Omar Chacón, Jr., Danielle Mysliwiec, and David Allan Peters — apply paint in unorthodox ways, i.e., with unusual tools like grout and pastry guns or clay extruders...

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Juxtapoz: The Colorful Layers of Omar Chacon

March 28, 2010 - Juxtapoz

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Omar Chacon received his MFA from SFAI. While in art school, Omar became captivated by the paintings of his maternal grandfather, Mario Suarez Negrelli.

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Moco Loco: "Untitled #61"

August 29, 2006 - MoCo Loco

Omar Chacon's paintings are deceptive and can be considered sculptural in that he builds them up using pieces of paint as the compositional elements.

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