Audino Diaz 2018-03-15T00:52:07+00:00

Project Description

Audino Diaz

Biography

Visual Artist. Illustrator, sculptor, and installer. He studied sculpture at the Sculpture Center and the Art’s Students League in New York City (2005-08). He has exhibited his plastic work in galleries and museums in the US, Europe and Latin America. He was a fellow at the residence of the Stark Foundation in Berlin (2013). He received the first prize for painting at the Municipal Hall of Caracas (2000). Diaz won the Young Artist Award from the University of Los Andes in Mérida (1994).

Artist Statement

Hidden Nature.

The object is the meeting point between human beings and nature, the place where it’s transformed into a cultural artifact. Once turned into an object, nature loses its own attributes based on human needs: the raw material becomes “secondary matter,” relegated to a perceptual background where we can hardly recognize it.

Audino Díaz’s work consists in recuing nature from this cultural prison, exposing or replicating the primary dimension of objects, especially from household objects, through the same processes and tools that tend to hide it. He Intervenes industrial or manufactured materials, such as paper or veneer against, and carves and draws them to bring out their hidden nature, rebuilding the basic elements of surfaces and textures.

Instead of an impossible return to it’s origin, he’s “natural artifacts” reproduce the complex cultural process: if nature is lost when transformed into an object, the object disappears when its raw material predominates again, whether it is in a real or imaginary way.

In “natural artifact,” nature and culture meet again on more equal terms, thus to recognize the esence of the matter home, we recover something of our own animal nature, submerged beneath the endless impositions of homo faber.

Celeste Olalquiaga

Biografía

Artista plástico. Dibujante, escultor, instalador. Realizó estudios de Escultura en el Sculpture Center y en el Art’s Students League, en la ciudad de Nueva York (2005-08). Ha expuesto su trabajo plástico en galerías y museos en EUA, Europa y Latinoamérica. Fue becario en la residencia de la Stark Foundation en Berlín (2013). Ha recibido el primer premio de pintura en el Salón Municipal de Caracas (2000). Premio Artista Joven de la Universidad de Los Andes en Mérida (1994).

Declaración del artista

Naturaleza Oculta.

El objeto es el punto de encuentro entre el ser humano y la naturaleza, el lugar donde ésta es transformada en artefacto cultural. Convertida en objeto, la naturaleza pierde sus atributos propios en función de las necesidades humanas: la materia prima se convierte en “materia secunda”, relegada a un trasfondo perceptual en el que apenas la reconocemos.

La obra de Audino Díaz consiste en rescatar a la naturaleza de esta prisión cultural, exponiendo o replicando la dimensión primaria de los objetos, sobre todo de los objetos caseros, a través de los mismos procesos y herramientas que suelen ocultar la. Interviene materiales manufacturados o industrializados, tales como el papel o el contra enchapado, dibujándolos y tallándolo s para hacer emerger su naturaleza oculta, reconstruyendo los elementos básicos de superficies y texturas.

En lugar de un regreso imposible al origen, sus “artefactos naturales” reproducen la complejidad del proceso cultural: si la naturaleza se pierde al ser transformada en objeto, el objeto desaparece cuando su materia prima vuelve a predominar, sea de manera real o imaginaria.

En “artefacto natural”, naturaleza y cultura se reencuentran en términos más equitativos, pues al reconocer la esencia de la materia casera, recuperamos algo de nuestra propia naturaleza animal, sumergida bajo las infinitas imposiciones del homo faber.

Celeste Olalquiaga

Contact

audinodiaz@gmail.com

instagram: @audino.diaz

Recently Added to VAEA’ Artists’ Registry

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