Gisela Colón (b. 1966) is known for her light-activated sculptures that feature little to no edges, lines, or place for the viewer to rest their eye, nodding towards an energy of constant fluctuation and growth. Made from carbon fiber material using advanced aerospace technology, the “Monolith” is a light-weight yet durable object, both from this earth and not of this earth, birthed from a symbiosis of high art and physical science.
As a contemporary Latinx artist, working through her innovative practice of Organic Minimalism, Colón has deconstructed and expanded upon the historically male-dominated canon of minimalism; in result, carving out new space for broader identities in the field. In contrast to traditional, hard-edged, geometrical minimalist works, Colón breaks barriers by creating objects that breath organic life-like qualities into fluid reductive forms.
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gisela Colón currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
This project is paired with Colón’s solo exhibition, Quantum Shift, at Tephra ICA’s gallery in Reston, VA and is representative of this moment in time when there is a shift in human awareness, marking a new era of discovery.