he Argentine artist David López Mastrángelo was invited to carry out an installation in the Transversal Space within the SUB30 Program that seeks to give opportunities to emerging artists. His work was specially selected since we found in it the possibility of generating a dialogue with the work of artists in residence Julie Krone and Jessica Simmons in which brand and chance play important roles.
The installation was inaugurated in Trazos, the ‘aceNITE of the month of July and featured an installation by the Argentine artist.
“The tactile movement begins with an approach that begins in the void and ends when it reaches the void again. Whether I touch the object meticulously or find it by chance and thoughtlessly, in both cases I approach it from the void (…) Whether the object is so small that it fits in my hand or that I have to explore it by following its surfaces and its edges, I can only have an impression of it insofar as I separate it from the adjacent void ” E. Strauss.
I always drew things that I didn’t think about how they would end. Most of the drawings I make have a process from the repetitive and the multiple. Thus, textures emerged that I did not imagine but that I remembered in some dream or fantasy of imperfection. In that search I found objects that are related or not to the drawings, but in both cases; There is something that these things attract my attention for some reason: a shine that persists, the porous edges, the silhouettes without reason, the unpredictability of six kilos of glass, etc. So I put together this sample and I thought about my drawings, and one or more colors: the translucent, the texture of the sun, and the difference between a bright blue and its shadow.
David López Mastrángelo
1983 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 | Tutor dell’Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia IUAV, Italy.
Architecture, UBA, Argentina.
He has participated in workshops and seminars of the Ècole d ‘Architecture de Versailles, the Facoltá di Architettura di Reggio Calabria and the Grant from the Landscape Architecture Program of the Torcutato Di Tella University, UTDT, where he currently participates in the Documentary Project program of the Art Department.