new represented artist
casa TRIÂNGULO, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
28.04.2016 - 28.04.2016
We are very pleased to announce that Casa Triângulo now represents Felipe Mujica. This year, the artist takes part in the exhibition De lo espiritual en el arte at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, curated by María Iovino Moscarella and 32ª Bienal de São Paulo - Incerteza Viva, curated by Jochen Volz.
Felipe Mujica was born in Santiago de Chile (1974) and lived in London for nine years as a child, before returning to his homeland. In the early 2000s, Mujica moved to New York where he currently lives and works. This whole displacement experience has provided the artist with a broad and diverse cultural background, which has shaped his work on both conceptual and aesthetical levels; from the European avant-garde modernism of the Bauhaus to the Latin American emblematic concrete, neo-concrete and optical art movements, the artist embraces the flexibility of distinct materials inside a grey area merging architecture, textile design and art.
Mujica works on different media and scale, from drawings on paper to prints to fabric panels and installations, exploring the space as a support of the very own work. He creates works based on geometric abstraction from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, as well as considering the influence of the early constructivism in his output. The appropriation of design images and development of a graphic universal language coexist with a historical and political contexts brought by some of the pieces, whilst his practice provides opportunities for public interaction and even other artists interventions. The artist believes the principle of art is collaboration; therefore, a key element in his production is the dynamics between the individual and the collective. This can be noticed especially in his iconic “Curtains”, textile pieces that can work alone as drawings in space, function as accentuations or confrontations to architecture and also be a composition and act together as divisions to other works in the site, sometimes in dialogue with other artists’ works or even with the curatorial process. This open work aspect of a multi-functional piece brings different meanings to the artwork, at times ambiguous, deliberately evoking an ephemeral quality in its nature.