Lucas di Pascuale

Rolf Art, Buenos Aires

By Victoria Verlichak | November 23, 2012

Lucas Di Pascuale (Córdoba, Argentina, 1968) gained attention when he began to install a gigantic version in iron of (the word) López (2007-2011), even in front of the Centro Cultural de España in Buenos Aires.

Lucas di Pascuale

The surname López refers to Jorge Julio López, gone missing twice − the last time during Néstor Kirchner’s presidency − and whose whereabouts are unknown even to this day. “Di Pascuale Dibujos” includes some sketches of that categorical sculpture.

The center of the exhibition is Colecciones (2008-2011), precisely a series of small format drawings initiated during a residence in the Rijksakademie (Amsterdam). At this time, the artist adopted as archetype for his production some images of his contemporaries, “because he was attracted to them, because they reminded him of something of his own that he missed”. With great refinement and a deft brushwork, Di Pascuale reinterprets and condenses several models in ink on paper. The artist, who also usually performs installations and street actions, completes the assemblage presenting artists’ books and texts, such as the research on What does being a committed artist living in Córdoba in 2008 imply? Mixed together, the phrases collected among his colleagues constitute a new text written by this sensitive artist. “Making the caged bird circulate”, reads one of the replies.