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Bruno Rodríguez Maraude

My profession and pleasure in research help in the creation of works with unconventional supports.
Many years ago, when coffee capsules began to appear, they caught my attention due to their materiality, shape and colors. I put them together, recycling them.My inclination towards the modern and geometric art of the Bauhaus, its paintings and posters, pop art, concrete art and that of geometric masters inspired me to make designs with them.

About his work
Just as Bruno tackles an architectural design, he starts by making a sketch which he then continues to work on digitally as a 2D or 3D model. After this pre-step, he works on the final artwork.
At first, he used the capsules as they were, though he later decided to paint them. In this way, the emphasis on structures and compositions is more effective, the choice of each color is determined by the artist’s intention, and nothing is random.
As in architecture, these works are made up of organic and rigid parts, and the shadows and lights used intentionally are also decisive.
The positive form was represented by the capsules, later he introduced the negative form and for this, he appealed to the use of plugs. Thus, two kinds of work are part of his pieces of art, playing with the full and the empty.
The capsules left the two-dimensionality jumping into the sculpture world, objects and sculptures were born enriching his body of art and giving origin to new concepts and expressions.
His passion for Minimalism, ready-made, and Pop Art encourages him to investigate new ways of sculpting using everyday objects and repeating the same object as a module on an axis.
“The guiding thread of my work is the recognizable, reiterated, daily unity of compositions or structures.”

Biography
Architect and artist who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1974.
He’s a partner of Estudio Maraude Arquitectos.
Courses and workshops:
• Art at MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art-Buenos Aires) and MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art-Buenos Aires)
• Sculpture at Leo Vinci’s atelier and painting at Erika Dekerki’s atelier.