• QnO, Structure-Wall 1, 2012. Watercolor on paper. Triptych, 104.4 x 235.5 cm.
  • QnO, Structure-Tower 2, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 104.4 cm
  • QnO, Structure-Tower 1, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 104.4 cm
  • QnO, Structure 19, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 104.4 cm
  • QnO, Structure 20, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 104.4 cm
  • QnO, Structure 17, 2011, Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 106.5 cm
  • QnO, Structure 18, 2011. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 106.5 cm
  • QnO, Structure 16, 2011. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 106.5 cm.
  • QnO, Pencil 8, 2011. Oil on canvas, 75 x 100 cm
  • QnO, Pencil 7, 2011. Oil on canvas, 75 x 100 cm
  • QnO, Pencil 6, 2011. Oil on canvas, 75 x 100 cm
  • QnO, Pencil 5, 2011. Oil on canvas, 75 x 100 cm
  • QnO, Pencil 4, 2011. Oil on canvas, 75 x 100 cm
  • QnO, Drawing Structure 4, 2012. Watercolor on paper. Polyptych 6 pieces, 208.8 x 235.5 cm
  • QnO, Drawing Structure 3, 2012. Watercolor on paper. Polyptych 6 pieces, 208.8 x 235.5 cm
  • QnO, Drawing Structure 2, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 104.4 cm
  • QnO, Drawing Structure 1, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 78.5 x 104.4 cm
This is an invitation to experience the transformation of ordinary tools through extraordinary means. The actual tool is abstracted, transformed and ultimately brought back to its original materialistic state – be it a book, tape, scissor, pencil, paper, or a cassette tape. This process is the heart of Quirarte & Ornelas, always adapting and appropriating the meaning – accepting the actual object, embracing the form and function, and transforming it into the desired work. This is a unstructured path, yet structured, fragmented by the material before us; a path changing, molding and evolving into something new and fresh, always true to form.
The cyclical nature of Structures and Fragments leads us through a journey of understanding the metamorphosis of the form and its function. This journey questions our perception of real and abstract, of the natural order – what came first, the structure or the fragment, and of what really stands before us. Questions suggest, perplex, and enlighten. The answers are ultimately found within us, guided by what stands before us. This body of work powerfully pushes and pulls these identities, these notions, through paradoxically simple and complex paintings and installations.
Quirarte & Ornelas take us one step further, sharing the entire creative process by exhibiting both paintings and installations for the first time. The momentum and dynamic force shines through the realization of the conceptual abstraction and actual works existing, playing, and speaking together. This dialogue is part of the whole. Part fragmented and part structured, but always whole. Completeness combines and connects fluidly, defining the paintings and installations simultaneously as Structure and Fragment.
The structure stands strong; bridging the figurative into the literal, presenting on two-dimensional fields with three dimensional execution. The actualization of the paintings and installations coexist – the final alongside the inspiration, respectively. We simultaneously experience the muse and how the works came to be, a process usually developed and shown only in the studio.
Quirarte & Ornelas make everyday tools the focus and give these traditional materials deeper meaning. The construction and deconstruction of the works are cyclical; working together in both structured and fragmented fashions. The process is the presentation and the structure is the fragment – the cycle is complete.
This journey challenges our structured and fragmented perceptions, suggesting and inviting us into a total awareness of the ordinary through extraordinary art.

Education

Anabel Quirarte

2004

Scholarship Baden-Württemberg National Academy of Arts Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Degree in Plastic Arts in the ENPEG “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City, Mexico

1999

Professional Initiation in Plastic Arts [Technical carrier], School forf Artistic Intiation #1, 1NBA, Mexico City, Mexico

Jorge Ornelas

2004

Scholorship Baden-Württemberg National Academy of Arts Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Visual Art Carrier at ENPEG “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City, Mexico

1998

Popular Graphics Studio, Mexico City, Mexico

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Structure and Fragments, ONE AND J. GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2011

Estructura y Fragmentos, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico

Destruir y Ensamblar, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009

Indoor Constryctions and Landscape Alterations, ONE AND J. GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2008

Acciones y objetos modificados, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico

Public Inscape/Private Landscape, Galeria Ramis Barquet, NY, USA

2007

Cronicas de transito y espacios habitables, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico

2005

Anabel Quirarte/Jorge Ornelas, Galeria Zlotos, Frankfurt, Germany

2004

Casa Portatil/Tragbares Haus, Poly Gallery, Karlsruhe, Garmany

Anabel Quirarte und Jorge Ornelas, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2011

TINA B.By The Water, TINA B.Festival 2011, (A)void Gallery, Prague

Re Cover, Casa del Lago, Mexico City,Mexico

Propuesta 25, Coahuila Art Fesival 2011., Museum of the Palace, Saltillo/Iberoamerican University Gallery, Torreon, Mexico

2010

Creacion en movimiento,FONCA, Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, Mexico

2009

Luna nua expresion artistica Prize, National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

Art Field Autodromo, Best Buddies Internacional Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico

Experimentelle 15, Schloss Randegg, Randegg, Germany

New Yorker Passport to the Arts, NY, USA

XIV Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

Fragmentation, a Reinterpretation of the Contemporary World, Enrique Guerrero Gallery and Mexico’s Exterior Relations Secretary, Itinerant show through South-eastern Asia

2007

Hold the Line, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station Gallery, Karlsruhe,Garmany

Paisaje Blanco, Hábita Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico

Creación en movimiento, Jovenes Creadores FONCA, Francisco Cossio Museum, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

2006

Leinzell Open, Schloss Leinzell, Leinzell, Garmany

KIK_LA, SHR Klinikum Karlsbad, Karlsruhe,Garmany

XIII Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City,Mexico

SIVAM Award 2006, Internatioinal Society of Mexican Art Values, Mexico City,Mexico

Kunstler der Galerie / Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Zlotos, Frankfurt

2005

Art Frankfurt 2005-Avant Garde, Galerie Zlotos, Frankfurt, Germany

Esto no es una canción de amor, Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico

Killing me softly, Galería Ramis Barquet, NY, USA

Gestalten, Galerie Zlotos, Frankfurt, Germany

Presence of Mexico, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY, USA

Awards

2009

1st place, Luna, una expresion artistica Prize, National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico

2007

Pepsi Light Art Collection 2007, Mexico City, Mexico

2006

Honorable Mention, “XIII Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial”, Mexico City, Mexico

Jovenes creadores FONCA (grant) 2006-2007, painting, Mexico

2004

Scholarship holders of the interchange program granted by the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Karlsruhe National Academy of Arts Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Collections

Madeira Foundation Collection, Portugal

KGAL Collection, Munich, Germany

Wurth Museum Collection, germany

National Economic Culture Fund, Mexico

University Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC) Collection, Mexico