Abstraction in Action Felipe Arturo, Adrián S. Bará, Ximena Garrido-Lecca: DIVAGATION https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/felipe-arturo-adrian-s-bara-ximena-garrido-lecca-divagation/


Artists: Felipe Arturo, Adrián S. Bará, Alberto Borea, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Derek Franklin, Ximena Garrido- Lecca, Leor Grady, José Carlos Martinat, PS3* and Slobodan Stosic

Curated by Meyken Barreto, Carlos Garcia-Montero, Cecilia Jurado and ghostwriter.
May 6, 2016- May 30, 2016
Y Gallery 
New York, NY

The show brings together a group of international artists whose practice is characterized by a special sensitivity towards the aesthetic and symbolic potential of everyday materials and objects. Their approach to artistic creation is strongly informed by the context in which their work is produced and by the background from which they come. With different points of departure, from performative to space- based concepts, they investigate and generate narratives about contemporaneity. From Mexico, Peru, USA, Israel, Spain and Serbia, the artists gathered here address different topics from social or politics to contemplative or physics, but they are all joined by a peculiar way to transform their reality in poetic ways.

May 20, 2016 Felipe Arturo https://abstractioninaction.com/artists/felipe-arturo/
Translated from Spanish

My work integrates elements from fields such as urbanism, architecture and art as they relate to politics, history, geography, and economy. My projects are generally sculptures, installations and videos that originate from principles such as structure, sequence and material. My practice has been influenced by the idea of a vernacular architecture, which can be defined as construction techniques that reflect processes of assimilation and resistance to colonial and postcolonial processes.


Mi trabajo toma elementos de campos como el urbanismo, la arquitectura y el arte en relación con la política, la historia, la geografía y la economía. Mis proyectos son generalmente esculturas, instalaciones y videos que parten de principios como estructura, secuencia y materia. Mi práctica ha sido influenciada por la idea de una arquitectura vernácula, es decir por técnicas de construcción que reflejan procesos de asimilación y resistencia a procesos coloniales y postcoloniales.

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August 17, 2015