Spanish-born artists Juan López (Cantabria, 1979) and Nora Aurrekoetxea (Bilbao, 1989) use sculpture and installation to create artistical metaphors that reflect the current condition of human species through different ways of communication and language, psychology and sociology.
Juan López splits shape, counter-shape and typo itself to make a new piece and language by creating visual plays in which he approaches letter, sculpture and architecture in order to make feel that they are merged together. He disassembles the established common language and he encrypts it, giving it a new shape different from the conventional one. His idea is assuming typography as image, establishing a new, more direct, relation among letter, shape and space.
Nora Aurrekoetxea uses processed mineral resources for her rough industrial-like installations, in which the original matter is still seen and perceived, to explore feelings and intimal sphere of relationships, both of individuals and collective. The forms are contained and dissipating. they are hosts of a story accessible on their inner parts: smooth, soft, permeable, sharp - about to overflow, escaping the iron structures, an entering into a tense dichotomy between support and limitation.
From Nature to the construction of the city as our new natural habitat, Juan López examines the way in which the experience of inhabiting places delimits our perception of space and time. Nora Aurrekoetxea also studies the object, how it affects other objects and space itself, exploring the different meanings of formal language, form and also its absence, which leads to opposing the emotional to the objectual.
From different starting points in their research, both artists create singular atmospheres with their sculptures and installations, full of interpretations and metaphors of how the human being reacts and feels before life situations, interactions and social problems.
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