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Mateo López, Ojeras (Eye Bags), 2018, vinyl paint on wall, dimensions variable.

Mateo López

Travesía Cuatro | Guadalajara

Mateo López, Ojeras (Eye Bags), 2018, vinyl paint on wall, dimensions variable.

“Don’t ask me about this or that building,” Luis Barragán once said. “Don’t try to do what I do: See what I saw.” With “X, Y, Z,” Mateo López proved himself a fitting interpreter of one of Barragán’s spaces, this one inspired by Hispano-Islamic architecture: The gallery Travesía Cuatro, which hosted López’s recent show, is located in the Casa Franco, a former private home built by Barragán in 1929 as one of his earliest projects. Trained as an architect, López has said that all objects begin as drawings. His work tests the boundaries of drawing, and his investigations into line encompass sculpture, installation, and performance, all of which were on view in this exhibition. The show elaborated on his eponymous 2015 publication (also on view) while introducing objects and interventions in conversation with the building. Like architectural plans, López’s works imply a potential for

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