María Magdalena Campos Pons, Fernando Bryce, Claudia Padrón, Marlena Kudlicka, Dagoberto Rodríguez

Octavio Zaya

INTERIORS. An Intimate Immensity

Curated by Octavio Zaya

Artists: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Fernando Bryce, Claudia Padrón, Marlena Kudlicka, Dagoberto Rodriguez.

Isolation, loneliness, and depression are constantly fed by the insecurities and uncertainties that are not products of our imagination and fantasies but of the realities of our lockdown and confinement. We have never yearned for the touch of others, their embraces, their kisses, more than in these days. And those oppositions between “the private space and the public space, between the family space and social space, between cultural space and useful space, between the space of leisure and that of work”* have been eroded or blurred, and they seem to have lost their old sacred clarity… to become desolated scenes of nightmares, intimate immensities, solitude and alienation…

Under the cataclysms of our current conditions worldwide, there remains a connection between the individual psyche and memory, but also between the newly discovered personal space and the reality of the city and the world. Bachelard is still relevant for a reflexion on the imaginary of interiority and interior space. These days, the house is the center of our universe and the scenario of our imagination. The objects of our daily routines and delights find their way into social and political dimensions. Our memories are confounded with the realities of an unexpected world of systemic hate and violence. Each one of its rooms irradiates what we are, what we have been. And little domestic things, forgotten colors and smells, transport us to that immensity of the intimacy that we have lost. We try to give cohesion to such immensity, perhaps to formulate a theorem. In the long tunnel of our imagination, we are always trying to make sure that we are not banished from the realm of possibility. O.Z

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Interiors are small notations on the events of the path month.

I juxtapose moments of contemplation of the space within the house

with a layer of outside information upon the secrecy of the intimacy of home.

 

Where the disturbances of the daily news brake any sense of harmony,

quietness or predictability, the conformity of the arrangements of flowers

is assaulted by the awakening of a staggering pain.

 

Interiority of the mind, of the body, of the house.

 

No place to hide.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons
_And His Last Breath Became a Tree of Eyes, 2020
Mixed media on archival Arches paper
triptych
each 69,2 x 55,88 cm
price on request

 

 

 

 

María Magdalena Campos-Pons
_Cardinal Point BT, 2020
Mixed media on archival Arches paper
triptych
each 69,2 x 55,88 cm
price on request

 

 

 

 

Fernando Bryce

The triptych „Friend Apollinaire“ is made up of drawings based formally on the „Calligrams, Poems of Peace and War“ by Guillaume Apollinaire. Protected by the evocation of the epic figure of the modernist poet and his use of the old form of the calligram, phrases taken from my work notebooks, personal notes and occurrences of the moment are introduced. A resource of modest fantasy and expectant groping, on the threshold of our 20s.

The triptych „Antifa“ consists of three different logos of the contemporary antifascist movement but which originally go back to the historical antifascist movement of the 30s in its communist, socialist / social democratic and anarchist versions. What in recent decades has been a radical activism, in a certain way detached from the institutional left, today takes on a particular urgency and relevance in the face of the reactionary and far-right onslaught throughout the world.

The triptych “Americanity” is made up of extracts from the text of the same name written by Anibal Quijano and Immanuel Wallerstein in 1992 on the occasion of the 500 years of the “discovery” of America, where they argue that the creation of the geo-social construct “America” was the constitutive act of the modern capitalist world-system, and where modernity and colonialism are the two faces of the same phenomenon. Quijano and Wallerstein’s iconic text meets the image of the famous Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, a sacred site of the Sioux people, first in its natural state and later with the monumental sculptures of American presidents. The portraits of the defeated indigenous leaders on a black background take a central position in the t

Fernando Bryce
Americanity, 2020
Ink on paper
triptych
each 24 x 35 cm
18.000 EUR incl. VAT

 

 

 

 

Fernando Bryce
Antifa, 2020
Ink on paper, Collage
triptych
40x 30 cm each
18.000 EUR incl. VAT

 

 

 

 

Fernando Bryce
Friend Appollinaire, 2020
ink on paper
triptych
36 x 28 cm each
18.000 EUR incl. VAT

Claudia Padrón

Before and After Everything Series

There are things that seem to have never changed their essence, even though we can perceived physical mutations forced by time. Isolation prompted me to apprehend moments of my life, my environment and my city, that I never saw while I lived in them. I never conceived of granting them their space within my memory and their necessary visual narrative. Before and after everything represents what I now conceive as sacred; the corners, the ephemeral silhouettes, the domestic traditions, the rituals, the silences and their compasses, the storehouse of memories …

Claudia Padrón
Rituales Domésticos, 2020
digital print
85 x 120 cm
1.800 USD incl. VAT

Claudia Padrón
Ya no hay espacio, 2020
digital print
120 x 85 cm
1.800 USD incl. VAT

Claudia Padrón
Rituales Domésticos, 2020
digital print
85 x 120 cm
1.800 USD incl. VAT

Claudia Padrón
La Hora Sagrada, 2020
digital print
120 x 78 cm
1.800 USD incl. VAT

Claudia Padrón
La Espera, 2020
digital print
120 x 85 cm
1.800 USD incl. VAT

Marlena Kudlicka

Interiors of Gentleness
In the project Interiors of Gentleness works are based on subtle interplay of counterpoints and arguments,
and when combined, they recall the vocabulary of gentleness. The inner interior is created by these works
and their titles which „adjunct“ to each other.
gentleness who becomes support.
The project consists of four works:
„Elements of Peaceful Engagement.recipe“ 2020
„blunt angle” 2020
„except c” wall sculpture 2020
„option 0,1% A“ 2020
„Elements of Peaceful Engagement.recipe“ wall sculpture 2020
The work as a recipe consists of ingredients and their percentage which influenced the inner process of
creating the shape of this work.
In the process where an error is a main parameter, numbers and letters are not innocent. I’m interested in
negotiations of shape, the moment when the shape is permanently changing. The shape is not a fixed figure
for me, it is a process with possibilities for transformation. Additionally placing it in different contexts gives
multiple layers to it. Such shape acrobatics creates versatile dialogue. Factors that influence the process of
creating shape (of physical and mental nature) include observations of the prevalence of error and its
derivatives. In extreme situations these factors hinder and prevent analyzing the case. Yet inevitable they are
an integral part of the formation of shapes. The wall sculpture is based on principles: % of errors, % of
uncertainty of measurement, % of doubt, % shapes.
These I call ‘ingredients’ which create a recipe, an index of calibrated parameters according to a given
condition to diagnose a shape. After such a verification the wall sculpture is closer to the optical instrument.
Error in language and mathematics (as a global universal language) indicates multiple options,
independently from any system or cultural identity. I also chose scientific terms which later on are
transformed into % of possibilities and that in work „Elements of Peaceful Engagement.recipe“ create its own
dimension while estimating a shape.
“Measurement uncertainty indicates that no measurement is exact. When a quantity is measured, the
outcome depends on the measuring system, the measurement procedure, the skill of the operator, the
environment, and other effects. Even if the quantity were to be measured several times, in the same way
under the same circumstances, always a different measured value occurs. Measurement uncertainty
contains % of doubt” (wiki)
„blunt angle” sculpture 2020
Sculpture includes steel barrier, glass handrail and glass slab with percentage. All elements are placed on a
rectangular metal platform. The barrier does not protect anything, it surrounds non-invasively, maybe more
often separates, reminds us of our limitations and our blockades, reminds us that they are present, that we
create them ourselves and separate ourselves from each other and ourselves. The glass handrail made out
of 2,5m long thin and brittle one piece of tube does not provide support and stability.
There is additional glass sculpture placed on the platform, a round glass slab with a percentage sign on the
top of it. The shiny yet semi transparency of the solid slab indicates % of an understatement , % of 0 ,
or % of a transparent dot.
“except c” wall sculpture 2020
The sentence ‘except c’ comes from the word ‘exceptional’.
Just like biting into the material from the inside of the rock, I’m extracting the extra letter ‘c’ from the word
‘exception’,which results as a new form, the ‘except c’, alike deconstructing the word and its meanings.
I isolate its components, percentages % of meanings, a content of contours, edges, lines and then
assembling them into the language sculpture while arranging the rhythm of readability. To create something
from an idea into a physical form requires researching through many contexts. The ‘except c’ is a reflection
of this process – just like the process of excavating. The key word ‘exceptional’ and its extract ‚except c‘ also
refer to the effort of logistics – the extraction of a certain content – and as a result, this is how undefined form
transforms into specific form. Just alike the word ‚exceptional‘ creates the formula of ‚except c’. Work „except
c“ brings connotations to the a form of a recipe, an antidote.
It is also an extraction from wholeness, yet on the other side, it may be an addition to it.
„option 0,1% A“ wall sculpture 2020
This work is a continuation my previous series Elements of Peaceful Engagement. The word chosen by me:
option, is connected to the intrinsic behaviour and tone of communication, and relate to hidden protocols
playing an important role in the decision making process by orienting the scope of possibilities: option as
unlimited sources of comparisons and choices

Marlena Kudlicka
blunt angel, 2020
powdercoated steel, glass
200 x 400 x 200 cm
price on request

Marlena Kudlicka
option 0,1% A, 2020
Powder coated steel
127 x 225 x 5 cm
price on request

Marlena Kudlicka
Elements of Peaceful Engagement. recipe, 2020
Powder coated steel
168 x 240 x 7 cm
price on request

Marlena Kudlicka
except c , 2020
Powder coated steel
200 x 200 x 52,5 cm
price on request

Dagoberto Rodríguez

Before and After Everything Series

There are things that seem to have never changed their essence, even though we can perceived physical mutations forced by time. Isolation prompted me to apprehend moments of my life, my environment and my city, that I never saw while I lived in them. I never conceived of granting them their space within my memory and their necessary visual narrative. Before and after everything represents what I now conceive as sacred; the corners, the ephemeral silhouettes, the domestic traditions, the rituals, the silences and their compasses, the storehouse of memories …

Dagoberto Rodíguez
Pasillo 7 Rojo, 2020
wc/p
130 x 200 cm
30.000 EUR incl. VAT

Dagoberto Rodíguez
Hielo Tres, 2020
wc/p
130 x 200 cm
30.000 EUR incl. VAT

Dagoberto Rodíguez
Corredor 21, 2020
wc/p
130 x 130 cm
23.500 EUR incl. VAT

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