Iosu Aramburu | Peru

A visual artist, he holds a baccalaureate degree in Arts from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2010. He works with installation, painting, and sculpture. In his work, modernity and the ideology of progress are questioned through the collision of their images and representations, which are thus portrayed as ruins. With an emphasis on the mid-20th century Peruvian architectural context, the artist resorts to montage and abstract art operations to produce a new set of connections that reveal hidden aspects and possibilities through the debris of modern projects. His works have been exhibited at La Ene, Nuevo Museo de la Energia de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013); ARCO, Madrid, Spain (2013); PArC, Lima, Peru (2013); ArtBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012); Centro Cultural de España, Lima, Peru (2010). His pieces are represented in international collections including the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, The Sayago & Pardon Collection, and others. Iosu Aramburu lives and works out of  Lima. 

Escultura abstracta | 2014, sculpture

The sculpture replicates a type of decorative brick that Peruvian building material stores sold a lot of during the 1960s and 70s. This brick was one of the elements of Peruvian colonial culture that modern architecture included and re-worked. By working with this materiality and with a period’s visuality, the installation speaks of the need to conduct a deep archaeological study into the ruins of modern architecture, to retrieve the parts of it that have been forgotten and buried.

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