Minimalistic Lineas

Minimalistic Lineas
Reyna Ortiz Marquez and Gell Warwick
February 1-11, 2023

Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St
Wednesday-Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Reception: February 3, 6pm

Minimalistic Lineas incorporates unique approaches to line based on rhythmic perceptions of the outside world. The abstract works clash and juxtapose bright colourful sculptural works with dark reflective illusions.

Reyna Oritz Marquez’s abstract works reflect on observations and respond to objects in her daily life. Shape, form, colour, materials and line are manipulated to create works that can be defined as abstract painting, design or sculpture that evoke a sense of the familiar in their repetitive and tactile forms.

The dark surfaces of Gell Warwick’s rhythmic drawings contain optical illusions; the viewer must work to move around the art to fully perceive the illusionary depth of the faint images. A lot is hidden in these geometric works formed from a simple structure manipulated tonally with graphite to highlight areas on the dim surface. Guided by ancient tiles, and optical masters from the 60s, these repetitive works bring a visual playfulness back to the viewer.

Combined, the works in Minimalistic Lineas articulate responses to the same world, through different processes and materials to create a perceptual experience.


Gell Warwick, Balancing Act
acrylic latex, graphite, wood, various dimensions, 2022
Reyna Ortiz Marquez, Vibrant Lineas
wood, yarn, 35 7/8” x 23 7/8”, 2023