JET LAG, NEW WORKS BY LUIS URCULO
January 20 - (extended to) March 2, 2012
The Popular Workshop is proud to present JET LAG, new work from Madrid based architect, designer and artist Luis Urculo.
Mixing a myriad of references, Urculo collects materials, errors, alternate versions of time and landscapes to create an atlas of memories, diagrams and structures. Works are drawn in slow motion, pencil sketches are treated as sculpture and reinterpreted through crochet, wood, glass and plastic. Urculo's work is characterized by his unusual, complex and irreverent portrayal of architecture, both physical and cultural and the unexpected narratives that arise through the language of his mark making.
As a practicing architect, Luis' work investigates the periphery of the architectural process, the processes, developments and approaches that can be manipulated, sampled and translated into other scales, creating new scenes, experiences and even expectations not contemplated previously.
Luis has exhibited in the XIth Venice Biennial – Spanish pavilion, Montevideo Biennial, MAXXI (Rome), Basel2010, CutLog Art Fair FIAC10 (Paris), Transculturelles des Abattoirs (Casablanca), National Glyptoteque (Athens), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Bienal Iberoamericana de MedellinFabrica Features (Lisbon), Gallery Dama Aflita (Porto).
As a teacher and researcher he directs thesis projects with Jaime Hayón for Master of European Design Labs in Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid.
Luis has also been invited as visiting professor and lecturer in Geneva (HEAD), Vitra Design Museum at Boisbuchet, Istanbul, Grenoble, Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Madrid.
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