Santiago Crespo

24.04.23 09.06.23

Santiago Crespo is a native of Gral. Roca, Río Negro (Argentina). He graduated as an Industrial Designer from the UBA, artistically trained in the ISO workshop, with the visual artists Marcolina Dipierro and Cecilia Ferrari. Having worked in 3D printing for organs, children’s furniture design, industrial textile manufacturing and artistic realization, today he designs as well as doing his artistic work.

Santiago came to ´ace after passing through Residencia La Rural (Tucumán), thanks to the scholarship he won from QUINCHO—Red Argentina de Residencias Artísticas. There he made a meticulous record of the yunga and the city of San Miguel Tucumán, taking static images and videos that he would later use in our workshop to produce his graphic pieces, on video and in 3D printing.

In his own words, “I investigate the devices that surround us and the answers they give, I seek to understand what we ask ourselves, what we say, the practices that arise and become from them. Are the devices a response to the reality we live in, or is this the response to the devices we build? I understand that the devices are, ultimately, contingent responses to specific problems that a collective encounters. I am currently beginning to think about those devices that do not have a cultural origin. I explore these intersections from different means of generating poor images through technological devices.”

Santiago Crespo
1993 | Río Negro, Argentina
Lives and works between Buenos Aires and Gral Roca, Río Negro

2021 | Diseñador Industrial. UBA, Argentina

2023 | Beca CONSTELACIONES residency (Red QUINCHO). La Rural (Tucumán) and Fundación´ace (CABA)
2022 | Vibrant Art Nft. Museo Castagnino, Rosario, Argentina

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My experience in Raco and San Miguel de Tucumán reveals three realities in tension: historical Tucumán, the yunga and contemporary Tucumán. Through my artistic practice, this fragmentation is transformed into a hybrid entity, made up of people, objects, nature and the city, merging into a whole with diffuse limits. My creative approach uses photogrammetry to generate three-dimensional point clouds, blurring the boundaries between objects, subjects, context and visual representation, and highlighting the absences of information in the recording process.

Inspired by Joseph Kosuth in “One and Three Chairs”, my work is made up of three pieces developed in CABA: a video, an engraving and a 3D printed sculpture, created during my artistic residency. At each stage, missing data must be interwoven and gaps filled to give cohesion to the work. These three re-interpretations of data represent fictions of reality, aesthetic interpretations that dialogue with each other and reveal various facets of a hybridized Tucumán.


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