The serie "Variations on a theme" focuses on "stripcenters", commercial buildings found on -almost- every block in Santiago, Chile. This... Read More
The serie "Variations on a theme" focuses on "stripcenters", commercial buildings found on -almost- every block in Santiago, Chile. This constructions have been on the rise since the 2000s, and have transformed the landscape of the city, and with that everydaylife has been infused with a pronounced modernist inspiration. This landscape represents and suits a country with hopes of becoming another, a "first world country", a "developed country". But the concrete, nude buildings seem foreign, and do not match their surrondings. While the drawings are based on the form of this structures, the colours are inspired by the LatinAmerican abstraction.
The drawings are made line by line with alcohol based markers, the manual and repetitive process is also a reflection of modernist ideals, when sometimes the human is asked to become machine, and the concept of alienation arises. But the control of the body is an "heterotopy" in it self, the contradictions inhibits this actions, it could be taken as alienation, but also as meditation.