Between October 3rd and 12th, we received Marcela Caballero in our workshop, an Argentinian artist in search of a poetics of nature through engraving and expanded graphics.
Marcela works inspired by the configuration of different natural systems, in which she finds the gesture that unites and synthesizes her formal search, printing a mark that unifies worlds. Universes that refer to the vegetal sphere; that evoke zoomorphic figures or that emerge as sexual organs, move through different spatialities using various digital and analog techniques. From 3D programs such as Rhinoceros, to contemporary calligraphy resources or different graphic languages, Marcela Caballero makes use of these and other resources that account for what she is still wondering about.
Through her extended micro-Residency, Marcela was able to materialize a new body of work in our workshop within the framework of her Erostopía project, (which speaks of the dilution of relationships in the ocean of technology that crosses us as spectators and protagonists) through the use of embossing and photoengraving techniques with inks in different shades of white.
Marcela’s works are proposed as artifices between the viewer and their fantasies, to involve them and extend the limits of their imagination, as a topia of passion, as delicate caresses that feel like a provocation to generate a unique erotic model of delight, in the path of what we know and what is revealed to us. Since 2019, her work has focused mainly on the search for the erotic as an appeal to enjoyment, understanding this as a vital fact that moves us to action. Eroticism also brings into play our lack, our loneliness, our anguish in different layers of space/time that immerses us in our own unique and unrepeatable spatiality. Art and Eroticism share forms, colors and textures that display a sensuality that goes beyond established limits, they share a vibrant territory that needs to be explored and encouraged to approach a sensuality derived from satisfaction.
1962 | San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
Lives and works in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1986 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, National University of Tucumán, Argentina
2010 | Postgraduate Specialization in Logic and Form Technique, FADU-UBA, Argentina
2022 | 9th edition of Artist’s Book. Museo Fueguino de Arte, Rio Grande, Ushuaia, Argentina
2022 | V Mini Print International Cantabria. Santander, Spain
2022 | ArtsLibris. Barcelona, Spain
2021 | Erostopia. Espacio Quema La Nave, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | ArtsLibris. Lisbon Portugal
· Mention in the IV Artist’s Book Biennial. Museo Casa Carnacini, Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, Argentina
· Mention Expand your limits. Centro Cultural del Distrito Tecnológico, Ciudad de Buenos aires, Argentina
Artists in Dialogue
What is the nature of reality? Do we all experience the same reality? How is it revealed?
Catching sleep every night, when insomnia appears, thinking does not stop and our eyes remain open even though we close them, when anguish or perhaps fear of increasingly threatening shadows occurs… it is at that moment that we are in a bit out of reality? On the contrary, when we fall asleep and dream, within the dream, no matter how absurd what we dream is, we feel that it is real. How do you experience the supernatural, that which cannot be explained by the laws of nature or that exceeds its limits, that set off realities, known by revelation or admitted by faith? Do these facts, which are not entitatively natural, exist as well as the facts of the natural world?
What are the limits? Do these limits exist? Or do you flow between wakefulness, sleep and the state in between?
In Insomnis, Heesoo Agnes Kim plays with the notion of dreams, deals with issues of self-identification, explores the limits between time, light and life. With his camera, Mitchell Sell discovers the phenomenon of blurring of social and political boundaries that occurred in Buenos Aires when Argentina won its third World Cup. Alex Karolyi in The Unknown, works with true supernatural and paranormal stories (in this case related to the house of ´ace itself) in a performative way, considering that everyone has a story to share, whether visible or invisible. Finally, Hee Ju Im in Outputs investigates those sounds that are constantly heard but overlooked, a being that is everywhere but does not reveal itself, a being that cannot define limits or a being that erases limits, and therefore both a being of “otherness” thrown out of bounds. All of them, from different perspectives, reveal to us fluctuating aspects of our “realities”.