New Acquisitions: Esquema del mundo: Estratigrafías by Damián Ortega
About Esquema del mundo: Estratigrafías by Damián Ortega, 2014.
Some time ago I was looking at a geology book and found it to be very similar to a sculpture book. I got invited to present a solo show at the Kukje gallery in South Korea, and I decided to take a chapter of the book and made an interpretation of the tectonic faults and slips represented there in a micro scale. I really liked the idea of working with coatings and creating a sculpture of layers over layers. Wrapping over wrapping, layers and strata of time that form an object, its façade and face and how it changes day to day. Like trees, which mark their rings and make their growth and age visible through them, so do earth layers. The pieces, like this one, are simply formal games. Their variables come for example from forming a fruit by layering its seed, like this one, or the stratigraphies of a planet or tree.