Paisaje No.1

Paisaje No.1

Mockup of a landscape

Simmel (1858-1918) says that landscape is a singularity that provokes the gaze when it divides and isolate into different units, extracting from the chaotic, a part: ’The landscape appears at a certain distance. In front of which our gaze can gather the elements in different ways, modify the accents, displace the center and the limits’. Its experience (of the landscape) is transcendent and that has no form, no limits. My reflection is that to understand things (in their being) it is necessary to separate them in order to reunite them, to weave them, and in that interweaving, men and women invent an order that does not exist in nature per se, creating ‘rules of nature’ that help us to understand what is experienced emotionally.

This project proposes to reflect on the elements present in a landscape, its order and the feeling when we experienced them. On the symbolic or emotional meaning given to an element or a material, by its nature, structure, color and/or form. On the cultural construction of the term landscape. It uses the mockup as a conceptual work tool because it helps to represent an idea. It materializes the idea-landscape on a reduced scale and its combinations build relationships that the poetic look differs. It does not hide its playful attitude that comes, like any game, with its rules (‘of nature’). Its elements are: the space or the base that marks transcendent directions, the circular and triangular shapes and the stones themselves with shapes, colors and materials and at its limits, the horizon.

They’re ephemeral sculptures and photographs. Abstractions of local landscapes. They carry stones with landscapes on them. The same to which the stones belong. It is an on-going series with variable measurements. The final step will construct the mockup.

Paisaje No.29

Paisaje No.29

Maqueta de un paisaje

“Maqueta de un paisaje utiliza el lenguaje para cuestionar la propia literalidad de su enunciado. El proyecto de Elisa Gallego no es propiamente una maqueta, ni construye un paisaje, sino que juega con elementos que lo componen desde su condición disgregada y resonante. Su trabajo indaga en la manera en la que la representación se constituye a partir de la confrontación de materiales que cruzan las formas geométricas esenciales con el tejido estructural del entorno, Las diversas combinatorias que articulan su desarrollo expresan la tensión de la reconstrucción permanente, de la búsqueda de una forma ideal que nunca se alcanza a la vez que establece nuevas relaciones de coexistencia entre materia, estructura y lugar. Este proceso de reconfiguración se muestra con sus propios límites y faltas, generando un universo de suturas en el que la fragmentación y el encuentro se revelan como las herramientas conceptuales y simbólicas de los nuevos cuerpos.” J.P Huércanos (Subdirector Fund. Museo Oteiza)

Gandiaga Gallery, ES.

Gandiaga Gallery, ES.