Motivo para sábana (variaciones cromáticas), 2011
Fotografía directa impresa sobre papel. 44x62 cm.
Sin título, 2011
Adhesivo vinílico sobre pared. Medidas variables
The artist says: This is one more of the mutations acquired by my project of variations on vintage decorative patterns. These motifs start from a vintage design pattern: flowers that have set family rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and formed clothing, towels, ceramics, cloths, etc. I conserve the original outline of the drawing but transform the colors. What we remember imprints on the memory feelings not necessarily truthful to what was lived. These alterations are the “chromatic and formal variations” of which this series is composed. Moreover, this design for massive consumption has been de-serialized and crystallized in one single object.
Gabriel Baggio was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, where he currently lives and works. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón (1998). He participated in Performagia (2007) and the Hong Konk International Artist´s Workshop (2005) and was in residence at the Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (2003-2004), invited by Unesco-Aschberg. He took part of various performances, solo and group exhibitions at the Fundación Federico Klemm (2011); World Bank of Washington (2011-2012); Frankfurter Kunstverein (2010); 1st Biennial of the Americas in Denver (2010); the Museums of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (2010 y 2003) and Dublin (2004); Malba (2008); Fundación PROA (2009); the Museums of Contemporary Art of Caracas (2008), Río de Janeiro (2007) and Rosario (2007); the Exhibition Centre of Saint-Hyacinthe in Montreal (2006), amongst others. He received first prize at the Klemm Visual Art Salon (2009); the under 35 prize of the LX Rosario International Salon (2006); the subsidy for Artistic Creation of the National Art Fund (2003) y from the Metropolitan Fund of Buenos Aires (2007 y 2009). His work is included in the collections of Fundación Klemm and the Museo Castagnino Macro in Rosario, y various private collections in Argentina, Brazil, Canada and England.