BIO
Alejandro Scasso is a German citizen who was born in Argentina. He has lived for the last 20 years in Colonia, Germany. Since 1984 he participated in group and individual exhibitions in Argentina and Germany. In between 1983 and 1995 he participated in the Roberto Paez and Ernesto Pesce workshop, he was assistant of Jorge Demirjían, he did photography studies at  Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Cine Avellaneda. In Germany, he was part of the Scenery Workshop taught by Fabrizio Plessi in the Kunsthochschule für medien Köln.

Alejandro Scasso

RESIDENCIES

Breeding Ground

19.11.2012 to 27.11.2012


Alejandro Scasso says that, as a painter, he chooses the abstraction because he did not want to build narratives. He does not agree with the famous phrase of Mark Ernst “Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them”. Maybe is because the collage of Alejandro is a kind of  “endogamy”. As royalty fix marriages between members of their own class, Alejandro´s work uses their own essence to feedback itself and his constant questioning about the orthodoxy of painting. In this way,  he always seeks a new definition in which merge different technologies in antagonistic contexts (and at the end this keeps him close to Ernst anyway!). In 'ace,  Alejandro will do a micro-residency and we have received him  filled with enthusiasm since this creative artist has a similar approach on printmaking, looking forward heretic ways to construct the image which will allow him to discover unexpected universes. AC


ARTIST STATEMENT

The name of the serie “Breeding ground” refers to a place that favours the development of something. I started with this serie in Germany and I pretend to continue working with it here in Argentin. The idea is to work freely in A4 sheets and put two together to see how they interact  each other. After, I will keep working with prints, collage, cuts that come from old drawings or paintings,  superposing layers of information as cooling the gestures. These prints will work as models, pieces, vocabulary for later paintings. For this collage works I am using different means: scanning of my own paintings, drawings, digital impressions, etc. In this way, I see in printmaking the possibility of enriching my visual discourse.