SCULPTURE - ANIMATION - DIGITAL GRAFIC
|by TULIO RESTREPO
OPENING: Friday 13th October 2017, 7:30 p.m.
To the exhibition: Gue SCHMIDT [MAG3]
DURATION: 14.10.2017 - 15.11.2017
OPENING TIMES: Tue -Fri: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
During the VIENNA ART WEEK Off-Space Night:
Wednesday, November 15th 2017: 5.00-9.00 p.m.
CALADOS, a series of sculptural, animation and digital graphics, takes its title from small bricks with perforations which allow air and light to flow through, casting shadows at the same time. Embedded in walls functioning as room
dividers Calados are used in urban and regional architecture in Colombia, although it is clear that this type of brick has been created and used all over the world.
Calados are taken from ornamental and functional architectural work to explore in plastic and visual ways their positive and negative spaces. Due to their expressive geometry they allow the serialization and modular composition of the figure as a game between inclusion and exclusion given by the opposition of serial planes, forming geometric networks in relation to the translucency of the material and the interaction of color.
As for the digital graphics, the Calados series takes up experiences from a work on the artistic engraving, particularly the photo silkscreen, resulting from a visual exploration of the urban landscape of the cities of Medellín and Bogotá. These images constitute a micro scene on which the urban theater of the city can be superimposed, with its passions, encounters and daily disagreements, the image of a vestige, residue or ruin; a space apparently worthless, used, public domain, transient, anodyne, improper, susceptible of being erased from memory and replaced by another architectural novelty.
MAG3, SCHIFFAMTSGASSE 17, A 1020 VIENNA/ AUSTRIA/ EUROPE
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