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Luis Úrculo, Unidades #01 (Units #01), 2012, ink and colored pencil on ink-jet print, 43 3/4 x 42 1/8".

Luis Úrculo

Eva Ruiz Galería

Luis Úrculo, Unidades #01 (Units #01), 2012, ink and colored pencil on ink-jet print, 43 3/4 x 42 1/8".

Ensayo sobre la ruina” (Essay on the Ruin) is the title that encompasses a number of proposals created by Luis Úrculo to address a simple problem, one that is unfortunately more timely than it may seem: the relationship between a ruin and the order that precedes it. Though the foundations of Úrculo’s thinking are in architecture—indeed, he has a degree in that field and it continues to visually and conceptually bind together his multiple endeavors—he makes use of all possible visual media (drawing, photography, video, sculpture, and more) in his work. For example, the drawings Colapso #01 (Collapse #01) and Colapso #02, (all works 2012, except where noted) depict an apocalyptic landscape of ruins, whereas the simple black-lacquered architectural models in the series “Edificios” (Buildings), 2012–, form basic structures with imposing logos of such multinational corporations

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