Buenos Aires

Shadow and Light Pulsion

PAREDES /

Curator
Agustina Rinaldi

Jun. 15, 2023 — Jul. 30, 2023

About exhibition

From the manipulation of the images that beat in the subsoil of his memory, Andrés Paredes makes a leap from mimesis to the artificial construction of another possible naturalness in Pulsión de shadow y luz. The force of the various transitional phases of the process, embodied in the power of the textures and the clash between found natural and industrial matter, projects mutant organisms that find overwhelming power in stillness.

The modular installation that sits in the center of the room acts as a container, egg|mind, pushing us to dive into the origin, the shadow, to expand in search of a new consciousness, the light. The mobility of its walls, in which pictorial, sculptural and installation elements merge, proposes unlimited architectural games that allude to the various forms that a process can take during the period of transmutation.
In contrast, the display cases boast of their static and robust character, which allows them to become translucent shells that house diverse objects with a common aspect: immobility complementary to movement. This state of rest and accumulation – marked by the pulsation of imminent change – proposes diving into the underground layers of the mind and coming into contact with individual rawness; the fundamental pause that precedes the drive for expansion and total realization.
In this exhibition act the two tangible worlds that traverse the artist are condensed. Red earth, clay, remains of tacurúes found and wood, a natural material that takes us back to the Misiones jungle – its territory of origin – are melted with cement, vinyl glue, industrial wheels, latex, copper chains, metal meshes and aluminum wires , matter typical of the city.
Understanding that the Absolute manifests itself in the invisible and unbreakable connection between these elements and, at the same time, each particular element embodies the All in itself, can be as transformative as risking diving into the shadow to expand towards the light.

Selected works

Andrés Paredes

The smoke of being

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastel on canvas

59 x 39 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Light drawings

Graphite, charcoal and oil pastel on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow paint 01

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastels on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow paint 02

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastels on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow paint 03

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastels on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow paint 04

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastels on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow paint 05

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastels on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow paint 06

Sgraffito cement, graphite, acrylic, ink and oil pastels on canvas

108 x 55 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Shadow Secrets

Ink and acrylic on sgraffito concrete

59 x 39 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Piece of nature

Ink on sgraffito cement

39 x 27 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Rizomática

Ink and watercolor on paper sgraffitoed with cement

55 x 39 in

CONTACT

Andrés Paredes

Laterítica

Ink, acrylic and colored earth on canvas

59 x 47 in

2023

SOLD

Andrés Paredes

My land tribe

Group of resin sculptures, red earth from ant hills and tacurues and tacurues hung with copper chains in a wooden and metal in a wooden and metal display case with LED lighting.

77 x 54 x 14 in

CONTACT

JUNCADELLA /

Behind the eyes

PAREDES / GRADÍN / CORCUERA /

Ecology of beings

HELDEN / SANCINETI /

Entities fleeing

NÚÑEZ /

Fulgor

NÚÑEZ / CORCUERA / PÉREZ BOUZAS /

Without space, without time, without context