Ortega, Damian b.1967 / Falla
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about this work

'Falla' deals with geological time - the sedimentary layers built over millions of years. This interest in the 'deep time' of our earth, relates to the chaos of what happens above it. Ortega notes a feeling of a city as unfinished as a primary theme for this work in that lots of places are in permanent construction, in constant transformation. Many places and things are almost raw in their own state of existence, like private ecosystems or self-referential systems. Ortega explains further that "There is a fertile ground for me in this, but I don't intend to transform everything. Rather my interest lies in the potential of regeneration, invention or re-invention. Then I realized that the work was not necessarily a funeral, and could instead be a kind of ritual of regeneration. It was akin to sowing to cultivate the land and we put a seed in the ground as a symbol. With this in mind, I felt much better.....The sequence of layers in my work is related to this idea, in some ways, I am trying to build a stone instead of a sculpture. There are hundreds of instances and different moments one after another, that are accumulated as structures of time. At the end, we can only see the surface and the facade. They are just a pile of moment one on top of the other. Each of these moments has value and a reason, none is more important than the other".

Damian Ortega (b.1967, Mexico)

Falla , 2014

Brick, wood, cement brick, rebar, aluminium
127 x 160 x 72 cm.
50 x 63 x 28 3/8 in.
Provenance:
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea  Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M SculptureLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Reading Landscapes
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
April 2014 - May 2014

publications

Eunju Park, Collector
Art Books (Book), November 2015, pp.336

Kwon Mee-yoo, Extracting extraordinary from mundane
The Korea Times (Newspaper), May 2015
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Damian Ortega Solo exhibition
Missolsidae (Magazine), May 2014

Damian Ortega Reading Landscapes
Public Art (Magazine), May 2014

Yang Min-jeong, Damián Ortega’s imagination becomes reality
LUEL (Magazine), May 2014

Damian Ortega_Reading Landscapes
International Magazine of Space Design: bob (Magazine), May 2014

Moon So-young, Cosmic Installation
Korea JoongAng Daily (Newspaper), 16 April 2014

Lee Hyang-hwi, Everyday becomes art
MK Economic Daily (Newspaper), 14 April 2014

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