The Drawing Center is pleased to present the first North American solo museum exhibition of work by the Berlin-based artist Ignacio Uriarte. Inspired by his former career in business administration, Uriarte showcases the aesthetics of the office and its travails. Creating what he can with what is immediately available to him, Uriarte converts the information, skills, and objects encountered in the workplace into explorations of plane geometry and pure abstraction. His drawings, at turns bold and subtle, improvised and predetermined, occupy a zone somewhere between the febrile forces of the imagination and the stultifying culture of office life.
Curated by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, Assistant Curator
Ignacio Uriarte: Line of work is made possible in part by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). Additional support is provided by Nathalie and Charles De Gunzburg, Daniel Romanow, The Goldstone Family Foundation, John Romanow, an anonymous donor, and Martina Yamin.
Special thanks to the Goethe-Institut, New York.
Read Drawing Papers 103: Ignacio Uriarte: Line of work.
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Image: Ignacio Uriarte, BIC Transitions, 2010, BIC pen on paper, Sixteen drawings, each: 11 13/16 x 16 9/16 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona.