Spanish artist Pablo Barreiro recently completed his NUOVE residency in Italy (October – November, 2015), showcasing, in the St. Romana Church, his research into the reproducibility of ceramics. The residency, sponsored by the Museo De Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa, is part of NUOVE’s project dedicated to international artists interested in the knowledge, experimentation and production of ceramic works.
Above image: Pablo Barreiro, Installation view for NUOVE//Residency, 2015.
They state of Barreiro and his work:
Pablo Barreiro’s research aims to actualize the lecture of Walter Benjamin on the object’s reproducibility, an issue that has become more than strongly in the ceramic work process. The recovery of historical industrial and disused models and their interpretation is the pretext in which the artist develop his residency experience, ended with works which marks the rhythms of the production processes: creation model – mold – form – assimilation – disintegration.
The reflection undertaken by the artist tries to give an answer to the abundant cultural tetralogy of the copy, providing new dimensional interpretation: sculptures made of different shapes and materials, from white clay to the porcelain, through the ups fires of the refractories. The ecclesiastical setting of the St. Romana Church is the perfect example of massification of liturgical icons while the continuous flow of light and sound of the street calls the intricate ritual of the serial production.
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