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, La Plata, Argentina – lives in New York City since 1969
From her early veristic paintings to her contemporary sculptural installations, Marta Chilindron creates art that explores perspectival, temporal, and spatial relationships. In the 1990s, Chilindron began experimenting with furniture forms, altering their shapes to reflect her point of view in relation to physical space. In 1998, the artist began making collapsible, geometric sculptures in transparent colored acrylics, using hinges to allow movement. These pieces invite the viewer to participate, manipulate, and alter their shapes.
In 2010, Chilindron was invited to create a public installation as part of the Fokus Lodz Biennale in Poland, and her sculptures were featured as a special project at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California in 2013. The artist had a retrospective exhibition at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts in 2014, and at Point of Contact Gallery at Syracuse University in 2018. She was also invited by El Museo del Barrio to be part of their "Diálogos" section at New York’s 2019 Frieze Art Fair. Chilindron has recently completed a large-scale sculpture titled Houston Mobius commissioned by the University of Houston for the inauguration of their Temporary Public Art Program.
Chilindron's artworks are included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; the Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; El Museo del Barrio, NYC; the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL; the State University of New York (SUNY), Old Westbury, NY; the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC), Switzerland; the IBEU Cultural Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as numerous renowned private collections.
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