Partners in art and in life, Colombian artist duo Abstractus consists of Ximena Steevens and Mauricio Vélez. New to Toronto, yet internationally exhibited, Abstractus unveils Transcendental Mechanisms for Intuitive Logic, a retrospective of their work spanning 12 years of public installation, photographic documentation and its inclusion in mixed media canvases and other sculptural works. 

This interdisciplinary couple practice art in life, and vice versa, citing affect in their Manifesto as a prominent goal within creation: 

Abstractus’ method of work consists of a process of observation, analysis and "harvesting" of ideas, situations, scenarios and possibilities in different parts of the world; to reinterpret and finally create a piece of art… affecting as many people as we can, in a positive way to raise awareness about the impact of our own existence, [effectively making] a contribution by offering a place for contemplation, reflection and analysis.

A final canvas may have been borne from a sculpture, public installation or performance piece, which is then photographed, painted over, etched out or recreated in a mixed media painting, often of several canvases. For Abstractus, the process of creation is as much a work of art as the created object itself.