Marta Chilindron - Dimensions
"...Chilindron is clearly interested in the volumetric relations between the components of each piece... the artist's spatial manipulations result in a strikingly poetic, Minimilist version of these commonplace objects... The show's title, "Dimensions," suggested the artist's strong focus on the reciprocity between perspectival renderings and sculpture. The viewer is constantly reminded that the act of seeing is equally retinal and conceptual." - Jonathan Goodman, Art in America, September, 1997
"Chilindron's work... alludes to the frontiers between two-dimensional flatness and three-dimensional spatiality. In this border zone it is not known if the objects are growing out of the plane and building themselves up, or if to the contrary, they move toward the plane, folding in upon themselves and disappearing. ...Chilindron returns flat representation to the world of real objects as a new object, freed from references. She is making concrete what is no more than an abstraction." - Ana Tiscornia, Perverting the Specific Object, Atlantica Internacional Revista de los Artes, Winter, 1996
Jonathan Goodman Review - Courtesy of Art in America (September, 1997)Karen S. Chambers Review - Courtesy of The Review (15 April, 1997)Mónica Amor Review - Courtesy of Art Nexus (25 July - September, 1997)
b. 1951, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lives in New York City since 1969
From her early veristic paintings to her contemporary sculptural installations, Chilindron has always created art which explores perspectival, temporal and spatial relationships. In the 1990s, the artist began experimenting with furniture forms, altering their shape to reflect her point of view in relation to the physical. From these works emerged Chilindron's collapsible sculptures, which can be opened and closed to alternate between flat, abstract compositions and fully three-dimensional forms.
Since 2000, the artist has worked in transparent and color acrylics, creating manipulable objects which change shape and color. In 2010, Chilindron was invited to create a public installation as part of the Fokus Lodz Biennale in Poland, and her most recent sculptures are currently featured as a special project at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) in Long Beach, California. Chilindron's artworks are included in the collections of the Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas; El Museo del Barrio, New York; CIFO, Miami; Banco do Spiritu Santo, Portugal; the State University of New York; Fonds D’Art Contemporain de Ville de Geneve, Switzerland, and private collections internationally.
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