Santiago Reyes Villaveces

1986, born in Bogotà, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotà, Colombia
IN RESIDENCE at CITTADELLARTE
FONDAZIONE PISTOLETTO
Biella
September-October 2014

My work responds to an inquiry, obsession, fascination, and pleasure for the structures, assemblages and dynamics that evidence the state of transitivity and precariousness that appeal to a state of temporal indetermination.  The works are located in the limit of their completion and resting in a residual plane. The works: installations, sculptures, drawings and photographs, are characterized by notions of scale, volume, weight, gravity, surface, pressure, contention, resistance, verticality, horizontality, limit and depth, creating an intimate relation with the space, architecture, the spectator’s body and the temporality of the exhibition and the pieces. The works transform, determine, modify and interfere the physical space in which they operate as well as the social, political, economic and historical space they inhabit and its possible modes of production, exhibition and circulation. My work has an interest for allegorical procedures, link to the fragment, the ruin, history, and the city. These concepts are articulated with the inquiry on the construction process, provisional, precarious, transitory, and unstable structures.


Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Cargo tire 35 65–33, 2013, graphite on tire and wood, 220 cm (diameter) 90cm transversal section 500cm x 10cm x 5cm

Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Cargo tire 35 65–33, 2013, graphite on tire and wood, 220 cm (diameter) 90cm transversal section 500cm x 10cm x 5cm