By collecting, breaking down and re-composing information from magazine clippings, I recreate expanding cities: images of net-like non-hierarchical structure in which proxemics, the proximity between the parts that compose them as they interact, is short. Like “a click away” close.
These works are temporarily fenced out or captive by visual particularities that are distinctive in the architecture of huge informal economies, such as those in South American world-cities, and the World Wide Web. In the process of re-arranging minute material I hope to highlight structural links existing between these two concepts, and establish how far they can be regarded as connected.
By breaking apart spatial hierarchies, I want to recall a fragment-flooded material world up against the phisicality of one single body and reveal alternatives to given regimes of architectural competition -constructing ‘with’ the landscape as opposed to against it-.
By re-constructing with the fragment, I want to give a sense of scale for the landscape of lived relations that are not normally visible yet sensed as multi-directional.
Like the Percept in flux (“one image can create two entirely separate and distinct percepts” Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations -1953).
Some of the works in the presented progression are my attempt to isolate the origins of these "relationships" or city collages. Transitional interactions are central to my research. Growing up in Caracas –with Shanty Towns, ranchos, crawling up into ‘helicoids’ - yet coming from a leveled Santiago and having developed my work at the USA via Brooklyn, might underscore why I want to provide integrity to a small piece of paper and show P.O.V. for the other side of the monitor.
Artist Bio / CV
Born Vina del Mar, Chile, 1972
BFA The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1995
Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile 1990-1991
02/06 – 12/07 Vito Acconci
02/06 – 02/07 Ryan McGinness
2006 Jovenes Con FIA curated by Guillermo Barrios, Caracas, Venezuela
The Secret Art Show curated by Valeria Cordero, White Box, New York, NY
2005 One Of A Kind d.u.m.b.o. Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Katrina Benefit Halcycon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Venezueland curated by Alejandra Villasmil, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, NY
The Art Parade Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Be Nice curated by Turner, Orchard Bar, New York, NY
Benefit for The Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2004 L Factor Exit Art, New York, NY
Animas Night Out Turntables On The Hudson, New York, NY
2003 Night Of The 1,000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY
Asimetria Americana d.u.m.b.o. Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Latin Digital Diaspora curated by Adriana Barrios, Studio Soto, Boston, MA
2002 New Collectibles 38-nine Studio, Long Island City, NY
Avila The Consulate Of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, New York, NY
Nov 02 E.c.c.l.a. Squat, Paris, France
2001 Collage curated by Coca Gonzales, The Museum Of Modern Art Of Chiloe, Chile
2000 Summer Show curated by Miguel Cardenas, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NY
1999 Southern curated by Miguel Cardenas, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
1995 The Visual Arts Gallery, curated by Paul Waldman, New York, NY
1994 Office of Admissions The School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Water Bar curated By Erick Oppenheim, New York, NY
1990 Collage The Contini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
IX Salon CANTV Jovenes con FIA- Catalogue, June 16th 2006
“Balance, Fuera de Balance”
by Guillermo Barrios
El Nacional, Cultura y Espectaculos, September 13TH 2005
by Alejandra Villasmil
The Village Voice, September 30TH 2003
“How Latin is it? From Carmen Miranda and Pele to J-lo, Group portrait”
by Kim Levin
The New York Times, November 28TH 2003
“Art review: a New Latino Essence Remixed and Redistilled”
by Holland Cutter
El Mercurio, March 4TH 2001
“Collages en Chiloe”
by Maria Correa Allende