Bridget Riley, associated with the Op Art movement, used the following aphorism: “Perception is the medium. The work of art, in the kinetic vein, becomes movement, and the object must be an experience for the viewer. Umberto Eco’s definition of kinetic art in “The Open Work” can clearly define the work of the Chilean Benjamin Ossa, being a “form of plastic art in which the movement of forms, colors and planes is the way to obtain a change of the work of art as a whole.

Born in 1984, Benjamin Ossa defines his research as the “possibility of connection to the experience of the phenomenon of nature”, and then attaches himself to the work as being a sensory experience, governed by mathematics and therefore, by a logic philosophical. The work of art requires a phenomenological reading : an object – the work – is observed, and a meaning is thus attributed from the consciousness of the subject and the subject alone – the spectator. Ossa’s work is therefore not to be looked at, but to be lived.

 

Benjamin Ossa, La Transformación Del Tiempo, 2016, installation with painting on paper, steel, and light source, variable dimensions.
Benjamin Ossa, La Transformación Del Tiempo, 2016, installation with painting on paper, steel, and light source, variable dimensions.
Benjamin Ossa, La Transformación Del Tiempo, 2016, installation with painting on paper, steel, and light source, variable dimensions.
Benjamin Ossa, La Transformación Del Tiempo, 2016, installation with painting on paper, steel, and light source, variable dimensions.
Benjamin Ossa / El hondo pesar del ser tiene una forma circular de ser, 2017, aluminium and steel, 145 x 105 x 45 cm
Benjamin Ossa, El Hondo Pesar Del Ser Tiene una Forma Circular De Ser, 2017, aluminium and steel, 145 x 105 x 45 cm.
Benjamin Ossa, El Hondo pesar Del Ser Tiene una Forma Circular De Ser, 2017, aluminium and steel, 145 x 105 x 45 cm.
Benjamin Ossa, El Hondo Pesar Del Ser Tiene una Forma Circular De Ser, 2017, aluminium and steel, 145 x 105 x 45 cm.
Exhibition view, Tout ce qui est droit ment, artworks from Javier Toro Blum and Benjamin Ossa.
Exhibition view, Tout ce qui est droit ment, artworks from Javier Toro Blum and Benjamin Ossa.
Exhibition view, Tout ce qui est droit ment, artworks from Javier Toro Blum and Benjamin Ossa.
Exhibition view, Tout ce qui est droit ment, artworks from Javier Toro Blum and Benjamin Ossa.
Benjamin Ossa, Ya La Aurora No Es Nada Nuevo, 2017, bronze and steel, 53 x 45 cm.
Benjamin Ossa, Ya La Aurora No Es Nada Nuevo, 2017, bronze and steel, 53 x 45 cm.
Benjamin Ossa, Ya La Aurora No Es Nada Nuevo, 2017, bronze and steel, 53 x 45 cm.
Benjamin Ossa, Ya La Aurora No Es Nada Nuevo, 2017, bronze and steel, 53 x 45 cm.