Fenomenología de la Transformación


Este recorrido comienza con un doblez del plano bi-dimensional, y de observar el proceso y sus consecuencias, es allí donde inicia mi exploración de este increíble universo geométrico. 


A partir de allí es que se yerguen los cimientos de un mundo imaginario sin rectas, donde llegar no es lo primordial, sino un intento a la máxima presencia con la obra formal y su ahora. 


Se va depurando un lenguaje del espacio geométrico y su correlación con el ámbito psíquico del colectivo; como hace ese fenómeno biológico de la creación para organizar, diseñar e ingeniar sus creaciones holográficas? 

De que modo el transito del planeta Venus, por ejemplo, muestra las mismas proporciones de una estrella de mar, de las flores, del crecimiento, o hasta de nuestros mismos cuerpos. 


¿De existir una estética universal de lo místico, sin dogmas ni corrientes religiosas, como sería? Sería la estructuralidad geométrica de lo físico  manifestado en el éter ? ¿Hay acaso una abstracción geométrica originaria de lo universalmente sagrado, de donde la creación emana y se regenera? Dinámica, etérea, gaseosa, orgánica, vibratoria, sonora, como ?


Abordo la abstracción geométrica indagando en los códigos fundacionales de lo posible, buscando la sinergia entre las relaciones espaciales para habitar un espacio-tiempo donde la mente encuentre un silencio para discernir entre la percepción personal y la universal. La metáfora del plano doblado toca una fibra clave en el entendimiento de nuestra realidad tanto formal como psíquica; de la unidad surge la división, la dualidad, que establece la co-dependencia en la polaridad, haciendo posible la verticalidad de la forma. Un plano no se sostiene sin su contraparte, así como la tension constante que existe entre dos direcciones afecta a todas sus relaciones. La expresión del plano sometido a la torsión de la capacidad del material, es piel naciendo en volumen, creando espacios donde el sosiego puede surgir. La capacidad de transformación de estas formas dinámicas, avanzan por mera evolución de su inteligencia espacial y motora . . .


ENGLISH

Ivan Castillo Lagrange works on art projects inquiring about 

a new consciousness where ego-mind opens space to a mystical experience. 


“ True expression comes from inspiration more than data and information."


These language relies on observing nature’s capacity to grow a garden of forms burgeoned from the universal instead of the personal. 


Phenomenology of process invoking nature’s building blocks to approach a contemporary organic minimalism that urges the sophistication of simplicity through an architecture of silence. 


STUDIES

Visual communication at Neumann Design Institute, Fine Arts at Central University of Venezuela and experimental art education at Simon Rodriguez University, Caracas Venezuela. Has worked in San Francisco CA, Santa Fe NM and now Miami FL.

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 META Gallery MIAMI 2019

 Dorisa Building (Miami FL) Group show

Curated by Enrrique Faria

 MARQUIS ART 2019

1100 Byscane Boulevard

( During Art Basel Miami ) 2018

Presented by Deborah Thymes

K+Z Kader Architects Attalier 2018 

 3400 NE 34 Miami

( During Basel Miami ) 

Jaya Kader

 PINTA EXPO  2017 

( Art Basel Miami )

Presented by Capriles Brillembourg

Private Collection (Miami FL)

 PINTA EXPO 2016

( Art Basel Miami ) 

Presented by Capriles Brillenmbourg

Private Collection (Miami FL)

 MIAMI NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2016

Arts Connection at PAMM Museum

1250 Museum Park

Ivan Castillo Lagrange  (Artist/Designer) 

The constant ludic process of amazement in the realm of possibilities is the driving force for these windows of exploration on how the plane can be transformed.

ICL comes from a Venezuelan community of creators shaping new perceptions to shift realities.

Studied Arts at Central University of Venezuela and continued his education at the Neumann Institute of Design in Caracas.

He keeps conceiving formal ideas where beauty, function and context are always indispensable and inseparable for synergy to be present.

His language is inspired by light, gravity, golden mean, slow curves, context and the suggestions from materials at hand, expressing concepts from diverse disciplines like sculpture, industrial design, visual communication, jewelry, etc.

Inspired by nature’s phenomenology of process, he inquires geometric abstraction as part of his search for gestalt between all relations, to promote space / time where analytical mind lowers the tone to improve the art of inhabiting experience.

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From the Exhibit "Cloud Fields"

Research on visual perception in the field of optics, psychology and neurology have established the relationship between vision and mind to understand how we perceive the world. Such a question becomes visual, especially in those who have chosen to explore the processes of observation and its aesthetic significance.


Designer and visual artist Iván Castillo Lagrange has raised an inquiry based on modular structures, folds changing directions and generating volume, which vary depending on the light and according to the mental behavior of the observer. Everything emerges from the plane, then acquires structure to finally fold synergetically at once. Starting from this premise, his sculptures, objects, installations and mural interventions incorporate the notions of finding balanced tensions, not only as compositional resources but as speculative triggers.


The selection of pieces gathered in Espace Expression under the title “Field of Clouds”, suggests a utopian landscape, of imprecise topography, where the forms levitate on a volatile horizon. The project - constituted exclusively by hand folded rhomboid planes - arranged in space as a constellation of floating screens, billed with composite aluminum sheets and UV printing.


From the perceptual point of view, these works can be seen as “increased micro particles” and also as “reduced macrostructures”. In any case, its uniqueness lies in its ambivalence, derived from its flat and volumetric, rigid and expandable condition. Each form serves as support for the other, generating a progressive, bi-rombic structure, based on duality.


“A plane does not hold without its counterpart, just as the constant tension that exists between two directions affects all its relations,” Castillo Lagrange writes in his statement.


For the artist, the perceptual question drifts towards a philosophical dimension, since each element complements the other and each fold implies the split in two, one outgoing and the other in fuge. In art as in life, everything implies its opposite; you just have to discern the point of view from which you look and presume what is in the dim light or out of our eyes.


Felix Suazo, curator