The directors of Marlborough Chelsea are pleased to announce an exhibition of recent That sculptures by the Spanish artist David Rodríguez Caballero. The exhibition will feature Caballero’s characteristic aluminum and brass sculptures That hang on the wall, ranging in size from intimate pieces to a polyptych nearly 10 feet long.
Creates Caballero historical sculptures through to process of folding and bending the metal to form organic, geometric shapes gracefully That protrude from the wall hanging on Which They Are. The elegant curves have forms belie the hard, cold nature of the materials with Which I is working, and the pieces Appear Their weightless despite heft. A Full Understanding of the sculpture can not be attained from one angle alone, With Every Different viewpoint the edges, curves, and plans of the work shift to create a unique visual experience Completely.
In Many of historical sculptures Caballero Enhances the delicate folds and curves of the metal by Applying fields of colorful enamel and systematically by sanding the brass or aluminum surfaces. This process of erosion Removes the shiny and reflective nature of the metal and the surface bestows With A nuanced texture That Changes With The Light. In the catalog for Caballero’s current exhibition at the Museum Würth in La Rioja, Spain, the art historian Kosme of Barañano wrote, “There is no embodiment of narrative … nor Any projection of emotions or to Relating of Beliefs; Rather These pieces Absorb Light and return it to us like the recordings of wrist Movements, like the shards of an absolute art to evince That Requires us patience and concentration. ”
Caballero describe historical work:
My artwork revolves around two points: material and light. I use materials as aluminum and brass Such by altering Their Inherent features, this is Achieved by a process of scratching in light Which Becomes the Most Important element. Light Helps me to create the space. Light Becomes Part of the material in the Same Way That classic Greek architects incorporated light and shadow to Their temples. Their architectural work thanks to the built WAS juxtaposition of light / shadow … I do not conceive of light as simply an agent of luminosity. For me, it is what Allows material to exist. Both aluminum and brass Because of the vibration exist Provoked by light. Generates a retinal sensation This experience, Which is a natural Consequence of my pictorial education.
Influenced by the history of geometric abstraction in the 20th century, the creative process the artist Begins with geometric drawings on graph paper and origami-like paper models; These studies Carefully Articulated are works of art in Themselves. His titling system, using only dates or “untitled,” is purposely devoid of Meaning to allow the artwork to stand alone as a convergence of curves, folds, light, volume, and color. Caballero says of historical sculptures, “My artwork is the support … (support) is a place where i Neither deposit nor to something simple ‘receiver’ … plays an extremely active Support role.”
Site: Marlborough Chelsea
Exhibition: David Rodriguez Caballero / Recent Work
Place: Marlborough Chelsea
City: New York
Country: Unitet States of America
Dates: February 23-March 24, 2012