EXPLORING MATERIALITY AND POETICS IN NAC'S PROPOSAL AT PINTA PARC
Chilean gallery NAC exhibits at Pinta PArC the work of artists Diego Santa María, David Scognamiglio and Colomba Fontaine.
During the tenth edition of Pinta PArC, Peru Contemporary Art, NAC gallery will be present in the NEXT section, curated by Florencia Portocarrero, a proposal about materiality in its organic and technological cycle.
Diego Santa María articulates through composition methods that situate the artist as a recognizer of fragments that could behave as surfaces loaded with, on the one hand, graphic and pictorial conditions, and on the other, evocative conditions typical of things affected by the passage of time. Among his works we can recognize objects with surfaces of their own interest and decontextualized, constructions made with collected objects and paintings that by means of materiality try to replicate the wear and tear of the passage of time through the insistent exercise of erasing again and again to start again.
Colomba Fontaine presents paintings that emerge from research on the process and results of traditional engraving. In this way she rescues the method of adhesion and subtraction of material with which the matrix is elaborated, no longer as a process to engrave an image to be repeated, but as a result that comes to form the image. Wax, the main material in the work, is adhered to different oily inks and water, to create surfaces of intercalated layers that are then carved making an image appear. The line is the gesture through which she shapes the image. This obeys the limits of the support establishing a relationship of continuity or break according to the composition or nature of the image.
David Scognamiglio presents installations that aim to transform space into a place charged with multiple meanings. The symbolic universe created by the artist immerses the visitor in landscapes of deceleration and contemplation. The artist seeks to connect a rigorous engineering study with the poetics of human fragility. Thin lines of bronze, reduced to their minimum section, present fissures of light, reflections and shadows.
April 19 to 23, 2023.
Casa Prado, Av. 28 de Julio #878, Miraflores, Lima, Peru.