IMOS

IMOS

With the collection Imos, Arturo Álvarez continues with his detailed exploration of human nature, our relationship with the environment, and with others. The main figure, pure, clean, and bare, with an absolute simplicity, looks on impassively. This is counterbalanced by the wood with which the figure is made: a warm, noble, natural material. Humanity confronting itself, uncovered, with nothing to hide.

Light continues to be the central theme of his work. Shadows cast on the wall accompany the sculpture. They are with it, next to it, close to it. The idea of liberty persists, of togetherness, of being part of a group, a tribe.

A better world is possible: there are many of them, more than can be seen at first glance, and the majority of them do not know each other. They do not make noise, but they are there, in the background, active and present at the same time.

The central figure of the work stands firm, slender, unbowed, sure. It looks straight ahead, and feels confident, because it is not alone.

Series: 100 pieces for each size
Typology: floor and suspension
Technique: Wood, stainless steel
Source of light: LED

Approximate measurements:
Large: 110cm high
Small: 100cm high

Árturo Álvarez, 2018

AGORA

AGORA

The individual confronting himself and the complex relationship with their environment shows up in the sculptural series named Agora. The power of life tries to make its way. It escapes in the shape of shiny light beams, and vanishes in the areas where darkness prevails, leaving many questions up in the air. The contemporary human being facing extreme individualism emerges with strength.

Exhibited in group, they provide a feeling of shared loneliness. The pieces are hung with threads in a pendant composition.

The installation becomes disquieting as it forces us to think about this “threads” hidden in the shadows, that we knit all around us, and that others are knitting too.

Series: 100 pieces for each size
Typology: floor, pendant, and wall
Technique: steel and binder
Source of lighting: LED

Approximate measurements:
Floor and pendant: 215 x 40cm
Wall: 150 x 40cm

Árturo Álvarez, 2016

ENCONTROS

ENCONTROS

Encontros is a group of anthropomorphic slender and impressive figures. They observe us, they look at each other —from great heights or closer ones—, probably from a distant place, which the viewer attempts to understand. The inside light they shine is the subtle expression of the human being’s strength, of its vital energy and potential. They are families of individuals who intend to dialog among themselves, from their own perspective and singularity, with their nuances. The many nets that wrap the pieces, built by our current society, don’t always help to communicate.

The sculptures are made with extremely plain and basic forms. However, a closer look reveals that every piece is unique and different; complex in its simplicity.

One of them may have a lifeless gaze or even look concentrated. A disturbing peace domains the installation. The long curved shapes of their necks, napes and backs increases their subtle expression, bringing them closer to the observer.

These ethereal bodies, appear to be in movement, when seen as a group, generating a communication that, at times, seems to transcend the human.

Series: 100 pieces for each size
Typology: floor
Technique: Japanese cord
Source of lighting: LED

Approximated measurements:
Large: 310 x 30cm
Medium: 285 x 25cm
Small: 230 x 20cm

Árturo Álvarez, 2014

CONVERSAS

CONVERSAS

Conversas is an uncovered and open faces collection, with all their noticeable beauties and despairs and which get all of their dramatic appearance from the light that projects them onto the wall in 3D. When the lights move, the faces engage into silent and frightening confabulations among each other, which make us reflect on human beings, personal interrelation and how communications fluctuate with others.

Expressions, gestures and glances emerge from the chilly looking shaped steel chain mail… A spirit, bare and straightforward, seems to gaze at us in some cases while in others, it makes a face to hide the most intimate part of its being, or simply lays there with a confused look.

In all of the rooms, we can notice a certain homogeneity in shapes which causes discomfort and is quite disturbing; the styled necks and faces stretch boundlessly. And out of these newly found feelings, the light makes its appearance to detail and further reveal this inner being, whenever possible.

The casted shadow on the wall allows us to see every single movement, every wrinkle and the expressions coming out of each corner of their lips and glance. The bulks are projected in 3D, focusing on the most insignificant details of faces, cheeks, eyelids and gestures which each seem to have a story to share with us. The scene takes on a brutal turn when the light bulbs start moving, triggering shadow movements which in turn lead to a highly engaged conversation between spirits.

Being with others and being listened to is a human need. In the author’s own words: “In the end, the only thing that’s left are interpersonal relationships”

Series: 100 pieces for each size
Tipology: wall and table
Technique: black stainless steel mesh
Source of lighting: LED

Approximate measurements:
Large wall: 90 x 20cm
Small wall: 75 x 20cm
Table: 40 x 25cm

Árturo Álvarez, 2013

Feder Galicia 2014-2020

Esta empresa participa no Plan Foexga 2016-2017 Operación cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional Programa Operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020.

Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, “Calor Color S.L.” ten axuda concedida pola Xunta de Galicia a través de IGAPE para participar no Plan de Fomento das exportacións galegas (Foexga) 2016-2017, cofinanciado polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do Programa Operativo FEDER de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir un tecido empresarial mais competitivo. Unha maneira de facer Europa.
O obxectivo principal do Plan Foexga é incentivar e estimular o comercio exterior galego e a internacionalización das pemes galegas. O resultado que se pretende é aumentar a base de empresas exportadoras e consolidar a presenza de empresas galegas nos mercados internacionais.

 

Programa Re-Acciona: servizos de análise do potencial competitivo, profesionalización e desenvolvemento estratéxico

Esta empresa participa no Programa Re-Acciona, cuxo resultado é favorecer o crecemento e consolidación das PEME, mellorando a súa financiación, tecnoloxía e acceso a servizos de apoio avanzados.

Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, esta empresa, Calor Color S.L., ten axuda concedida pola Xunta de Galicia a través de IGAPE (Programa Galicia Exporta e Plan Foexga 2016-2017) cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do Programa Operativo FEDER de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir un tecido empresarial máis competitivo. Unha maneira de facer Europa.

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