Luisa Strina

Mateo Lopez

10 May - 18 Jun 2011

© Mateo Lopez
Gotera, 2011
Acetate, water, plastic bucket
21 cm height, 34 cm diameter
10 May - 18 June, 2011

''There are optical illusions in time as well as space''. Marcel Proust

This series of 18 pieces are constructions and annotations made by the artist on the pages of his notebook (13 x 10.5 cm) between December, 15th, 2010 and May, 10th, 2011, the month that name the exhibition at Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2011.

Just as the inputs and outputs of a diary, some of these notes become evident:

"There is no intermediate phase of the project between idea and thing. The idea immediately becomes the object. "

1. Epígrafe, 2011. Pencil on paper, 23 x 14 cm
Introduction text for the exhibition.

Mr. Reader sorry about my calligraphy

2. Calendario, 2011
Series of 12 drawings. Ink and collage on paper
15 x 21 cm each
Reviewing the books of the artist Sol Lewitt. Drawing on time.
Exhibition in May. 1st of May, Labour’s Day.

3. Helecho, 2011
Cutted paper, plastic bags, air
35 x 42 x 35 cm (dimensions variable)
A brake grows from a crack on the studio’s wall. I like the morphology of the leaves. How much longer it will survive there. Sample of native forest.

4. Puerta, 2011
Wood and paper
203 x 83 x 80 cm
Make a whole room by paper, window, door, walls, tiles. A three-dimensional design. Join this page on another scale. The materiality is better perceived on the large objects.
We live in the middle of everything, between our atoms and the stars.

5. Curvas Paralelas, 2011
Wood and ink on paper
95 x 16 x 20 cm
second version of the burnt match, the initial version was titled: Star from the South. I like the shape of this object. The only thing that worries me in the future are my back.

6. Composición modular #1, 2011
Wood, paint, paper
300 x 154 x 154 cm
Temporal structure, modular. The process of doing produces positive and negative traits, traces. Ideal painting.

7. Tabla, 2011
Wooden blade
92 x 30 x 3 cm
Soulless material. Unfilled cake. Drawing: The skin of the void.

8. Gotera, 2011
Acetate, water, plastic bucket
21 cm height, 34 cm diameter
Waves, waves, waves, waves, Echo, echo, echo.
Ellipse, suspension points.

9. Manzana, 2011
Wood, paper, ink, apple seeds and cable
68 x 33 x 31 cm
The act of crop produces positive and negative. The rusty apple.

10. Planta para espacio expositivo, 2011
Cutted paper, watercolor on paper, plastic
97 x 40 x 40 cm
Dry environment

11. Mensaje en botella, 2011
Paper and ink
83 x 60 x 13 cm
... That headline that says: When the desire looks like nothing.

12. Factura, 2011
Ink on paper
16.5 x 11.5 cm
The true palace made by paper, now I am not sure if I really exist.

13. Columna, 2011
Wood and gouache on paper
86 x 115 x 61 cm
Notes from Rio de Janeiro.

14. Almohada, 2011
Lithography, paper
Variable dimensions
Reviewing the illustrations for the poetry book - Guide for trippers - Dario Jaramillo Agudelo, I found this drawing of a feather. I felt asleep on the book.

15. Diário, 2011
Wood, vinyl paint, ink
86 x 115 x 61 cm
Work in process. Make a drawing for years... the lessons of On Kawara.
I wonder - long does it take to make each drawing?
And then I reply - Well, the years that I have till nowadays: 32.

16. Reloj Chino, 2011
Paper and ink
97 x 30 x 40 cm
Because the Doppler effect, the sound is coming and is stopped at once.
Every morning is the same.
The shelf has no screws.
We realize the time, the cause of simultaneity between mobile and static.

17. Dibujo de un gancho, 2011
23.5 x 42 x 16 cm
... Anyway, form and structure: clip, elastic, 8, infinite, spring and circle

18. Paisaje, 2011
Found image, wooden frame
37.5 x 28.5 x 4 cm
Image for calendar. Wind, water, termite.
See the big time sculptor, Marguerite Yourcenar.

Sunrise to Sunset
May, 10th, 2011, São Paulo - Brazi

Tags: On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Mateo Lopez