Compared geometry – Castro, 2016
Acrylic on cardboard
28 x 14 cm
Compared Geometry is an ongoing series. It places images and materials close together for comparison or contrast. The objects of comparison are sections of shipping boxes and reproductions of iconic Concrete artworks by Brazilian artists. Their names come in the titles: Waldemar Cordeiro, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Hélio Oiticica, Ivan Serpa, etc. These artworks, originally made with cheap materials, have become famous with time. They are now framed, glassed, and priceless in the art market. Compared Geometry brings these artworks back together with the cheap and found material reality, juxtaposing them and provoking a critical positioning on art creation and its dissemination.