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Jaime Gili

Born Venezuela, 1972

Gili studied in Caracas, Barcelona and London receiving an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1998, and a PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2001, as well as studying in Lisbon, Paris and Berlin. He uses the sharp angles of 20th-century architecture and classic automotive design to create bold large-scale canvases, and his work is strongly influenced by the vibrant optical art of his home city, Caracas.

Gili has lived in London since 1996, and been nominated for the 2008 John Moores Painting Prize. Recent solo shows include Jaime Gili Makes Things Triangular (2006) at Riflemaker and Superstars at Riflemaker Soho Square (2008). In 2005, Gili installed 700 000 triangular pieces in Selfridges store windows, and in 2006 made the installation Ruta Rota (Broken Route), six miles of buses from Southwark Cathedral to St Paul’s.