GUILLERMO SANTOMÀ (ADJUST-A-WINGS)
MAR 31 2018 - JUN 18 2018
Santomà’s work is conceived not from the traditional perspective but as “a performance that goes beyond the usual understating, resulting in something scenographic, more like a story rather than a dead object”. The ancient country house, with high arched ceilings and stone walls was the perfect setting for Guillermo Santomà´s pieces. During the exhibition everything was alive. Selected pieces for the exhibition were designed in an architectural way. They were born from words rather than sketches. Each piece had been thought of for a special location, and even conceived ad hoc for a specific space. Concepts such as ensemble and patchwork are part of the creative natural process and have given place to object mutations. The designer took power over everything that crossed his path. “Any product that exists is already a material to work with and to create.”
"A performance that goes beyond the usual understating, resulting in something scenographic, more like a story rather than a dead object"
Plastic, aluminum or foam, were decontextualized and reinterpreted to become something new, contrasting with the museum's rich opulence, turning itself into the negative of existence, and contributing to a comprehension of the whole.
The architect come designer’s construction process is ongoing almost “infinite”, is the word he chooses to describe his projects. The materials pass from one project to another, and through the projects they are transformed and developed until they may resemble something totally different to the designer’s original intention. The Chandeliers as an example, formed part of a series whereby the materials were taken from other projects. His studio is full of pieces of raw materials and industrial materials, bulbs cables methacrylate and chunks of wood, it is these resources found around the studio that he transforms into new works. Sometimes he takes from more architectural constructions, that were yet to be completed or used, describing the construction of these unused pieces as fictional, as if they were only a possibility in a story rather than reality itself.