Francisco Ugarte | Insight/Outside| Vote Code 63569

Guadalajara, México
http://www.artprize.org/63569
Installation
Mixed Media, 2016

Artist Statement

Francisco Ugarte’s work is based on the grounds of architecture, mainly during the creative process: the proposal is generated from a deep focus in the environment, and it’s a response to it. Using a variety of media including site-specific interventions, video, installation, sculpture and drawing, his work can be understood as a phenomenological exercise in which reality is comprehended through contemplation, perception and the essence of things.

As a first step, internal walls were removed from the area leaving only the wood structure needed to support the roof, so that the space is free and clean. The walls, ceiling, and original floors of the room were stripped of all coatings that were originally used for functional, maintenance, and comfort reasons, so they could show their primary structure. Architecture in its most basic mode.
As a second step, a circular panoramic curtain was installed in this space. This element will work as a phenomenological receptor and will be affected mainly by the light and wind that comes through the wall openings.

Francisco is interested in allowing the visitor to experience the essential features of the space, and the variations that occur in place as the result of the passage of time. He attempts to produce a phenomenological and perceptive experience of here and now.

Reflexión del Artista

“La obra de Francisco Ugarte se basa en el campo de la arquitectura, principalmente durante el proceso creativo: la propuesta se genera a partir de un profundo enfoque en el ambiente y es una respuesta al mismo. Usando varios recursos que incluyen intervenciones para un sitio en particular, video, instalación, esculturas y dibujos, su obra se puede entender como un ejercicio fenomenológico en el cual la realidad se comprende a través de la contemplación, la percepción y la esencia de las cosas. Como primer paso, las paredes interiores fueron retiradas del área, el primer piso y solamente se dejó la estructura de madera necesaria para sostener el techo para que el espacio quedara libre y despejado. A las paredes, el techo y los pisos originales de la habitación se les quitaron todos los revestimientos (que originalmente se usaban por motivos funcionales, de mantenimiento y comodidad) para poder mostrar su estructura primaria. La arquitectura en su forma más básica. Como segundo paso, en este espacio se instaló una cortina panorámica circular. Este elemento funcionará como receptor fenomenológico y estará principalmente afectado por la luz y el viento que entra por las aberturas de la pared. Francisco está interesado en hacer que el visitante experimente las características esenciales del espacio y las variaciones que ocurren como resultado del paso del tiempo. Intenta crear una experiencia fenomenológica y perceptiva del aquí y ahora.”

Bio 

Francisco Ugarte lives and works in Guadalajara. Francisco Ugarte’s work is based on the grounds of architecture, mainly during the creative process: the proposal is generated from a deep focus in the environment, and it’s a response to it. Using a variety of media including site-specific interventions, video, installation, sculpture and drawing, his work can be understood as a phenomenological exercise in which reality is comprehend through contemplation, perception and the essence of things.