Conoce al Artista de Art-Throng de la Semana -Raúl Díaz Reyes
Nota del editor: Artist of the Week Interviews son unas series de entrevistas a artistas curadas por Art Throng, que son un grupo de expertos en arte contemporáneo global, cuya misión es hacer que el arte, en todas sus expresiones, esté disponible a través de plataformas interculturales.En estas entrevistas semanales hablamos con artistas notables de todo el mundo, en diferentes medios de expresión artística, desde las ilustraciones hasta el diseño, desde el sonido a la performance, desde la fotografía a los retratos, desde la escultura al movimiento. Aquí está nuestro quinto artista de esta serie semanal: Raúl Diaz Reyes.
1. ¿Puede verse su trabajo en la presencia simultánea de formas visualmente «borrosas» y elementos más definidos, refiriéndose a la arquitectura posmoderna? Sí, algunas obras que he hecho pueden estar vinculadas a la estética de ese tipo de arquitectura, cercana a figuras como Zaha Hadid, etc. Es algo que me ha interesado en los últimos años. La arquitectura contiene tantas cosas … pero no soy en absoluto un gran experto en este asunto. En cuanto a las «borrosas» en estas obras, creo que en parte responde a un deseo de no facilitar la lectura de las obras al espectador, negándole parte de la imagen, obligándolos a ver más allá, huyendo de una simple identificación. Trate de no decir: Oh! Esa fotografía pertenece a la fachada del edificio «x».
2. ¿De dónde viene tu inspiración? Desde muchas partes, me interesan muchas cosas que supongo que no se perciben en el trabajo como tebeos, videojuegos, música y cine. Luego hay otras más obvias que tienen que ver con la historia del arte en sí, que es una fuente inagotable donde uno no deja de aprender y sorprenderse.
3. Para su primera exposición individual en Moscú, usted desarrolló dos cuerpos de trabajo distintos. Inspirado en su investigación sobre las arquitecturas de Sao Paulo, Nueva York y Madrid, comenzó a procesar la imagen de la ciudad como un género que documenta la construcción y la vivienda, desarrollando un lenguaje único de abstracción escultórica, empleando una variedad de materiales. ¿Puede hablarnos de esta exposición en la galería Osnova? Mi acercamiento a esta exposición fue, por un lado, para generar una potente instalación mediante la acumulación de esculturas en pedestales, colocándolas todas en la misma posición frontal, lo que ya es extraño cuando hablamos de obras volumétricas. Por otro lado, quería influir en algo que todavía me interesa hoy en día, que es el desarrollo de los diferentes lenguajes artísticos. La exposición PATTERNS comenzó desde esta base, en la que las fotografías se convirtieron en esculturas, doblando el material plano. La imagen de cada escultura provino de un archivo de imágenes que se expandía cada año, este recogió patrones de ciudades por las que pasaba, podía provenir de la fachada de un edificio o de una valla dañada por el paso del tiempo. Al final, más que sobre la propia arquitectura, todo giraba en torno al espacio urbano por el que nos movemos y cómo cambia a través de la interacción de sus habitantes.
4. Hay elementos de abstracciones escultóricas en su trabajo, en los que los bordes de la construcción de la forma juegan con mayor tacto, debido al uso de diversos materiales. ¿Cómo describirías tu trabajo? La elección de los materiales es sin duda algo importante, ya que estos tienen que ser los mejores para ayudarnos a expresar una idea o concepto. Esta parte muy técnica de la combinación de materiales casi siempre viene de un momento interesante en el estudio en el que se explora hasta encontrar la mejor solución.
5. Su trabajo puede ser visto como una fotografía que se contempla como una escultura, y la pintura se mete en ella. Los resultados de esta reflexión sobre la ciudad como lugar de interacción y cambio y generar nuevos paisajes con múltiples posibilidades. ¿Cómo verías la ciudad a través de tu trabajo en el mundo post COVID? La impresión que tengo en este momento es que muy pocas cosas cambiarán después del COVID. No pensé eso un par de meses antes, cuando estábamos en pleno confinamiento. Es un poco decepcionante. Personalmente, y me sorprende, ahora miro el espacio urbano con más sospecha que fascinación, no sé cómo afectará eso a mi trabajo en el futuro.
6. ¿Hay algún proyecto futuro en el que esté trabajando actualmente? En este momento estoy terminando un proyecto de exposición audiovisual con Abel Hernández y Juan Carlos Roldán. Está ligado a la música y es algo muy diferente de otras cosas que he hecho. Y tengo dos trabajos que tienen que llevarme a Perú y Brasil, pero actualmente están en espera hasta que la situación COVID19 mejore. Pero tengo que decir que esta ruptura no me hace daño. El año pasado fue bastante intenso para mí, con exposiciones individuales en Madrid, Moscú y Sao Paulo. Es un buen momento para mirar hacia atrás, reflexionar sobre esas obras y pensar en lo que quiero hacer a partir de ahora.
7. Los tiempos en que vivimos, con muchos países todavía encerrados y algunos saliendo de él. ¿Cómo ha estado gestionando la situación personalmente y cómo ha afectado a su trabajo? Bueno, tratando de adaptarme a esta situación que nos ha engañado a todos, he seguido acudiendo al estudio, pero, como parece que le ha pasado a otros colegas, no ha sido una etapa muy productiva. Espero que la situación se normalice pronto en todos los países. Tengo muchos amigos que están lidiando con todo esto, pero que también tienen que subir a los gobiernos de personas como Trump y Bolsonaro. Debe ser muy difícil vivir en esta situación con esas personas en el poder. Espero que su situación mejore pronto.
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