Pep Duran

Galeria Carles Tachè

Four years after his last one-person show, Pep Duran again becomes a collector who searches, like a ragpicker, for objects or remains that respond to his demands. This time, the type of object accumulated is usually related to the world of textile production: hat moldings, tools used for weaving, patterns, stools, boxes, clothespins, pieces of leather boots, actual tools of textile machinery in disuse, sheathed shoe trees, and even cardboard cutouts from boxes of bottled mineral water, room fans, and other household products. The principal materials used are austere: wood and cork predominate. Each object is, nevertheless, a fragment or a part of something else, and as such it has lost its specific function, and therefore its meaning or raison d’être. The fragmentation is usually produced through an almost always involuntary rupture that the artist uses to emphasize the strangeness or

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