Nueveochenta Gallery presents Patrimonio baldío, de Luis Hernández Mellizo
The most recent work of Luis Hernández Mellizo is developed around work as a concept, from a perspective that questions the conditions that define it: the scope of socioeconomic activity and the work force of an individual. There is an interest in his projects to ask himself if work really dignifies, which leads him to reflect on the meaning of doing with pieces that occupy basic materials, appropriate social discourses and pose similes between artistic work and traditional crafts.
In Patrimonio baldío the artist starts from objects and images that historically have been associated with work such as money, agricultural products, tools of traditional crafts and political symbols, and adds a new meaning, fundamentally visual, through which he questions the definitions of art, production, value, originality and legitimacy. In this way, it establishes a series of contrasts between the original pieces and the interventions that reveal their non-capitalizable character and speak of work as an action that is transformed.
This exercise shows that both the value and the meaning of the objects linked to the notion of work are given by associations and precise meanings and that these can be annulled by means of formal alterations. This is how the exhibition restates the function, scope and relevance of the work as a concept, while proposing a reinterpretation of it, as it warns that its meaning is much wider than that of the social construction in which it is framed.
Patrimonio baldío, by Luis Hernández Mellizo
January 25th to March 10th, 2018
Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturdays of 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Diagonal 68 # 12 - 42 Bogotá, Colombia
T. (571) 6495478/2497606