Integrate, desintegrate

2013

 

 

  • Site-specific Intervention

 

 

Puebla, México

 

Work presented and made for the exhibition INVADED DEPARTMENT, organized by NOAUTOMATICO.  The exhibition consented to a series of "on-site" interventions that a group of artists would make over three weeks.

For this work Ulises Matamoros toured the city collecting "paint crusts", on the facades of houses in a state of deterioration. From these "crusts", the artist extracted (by means of chemical solvents) the pigment from which they are composed. With this pigment, Ulises Matamoros made a painting, inside the department: it is a decorative element typical of the colonial facades of the city of Puebla.

The work is a pictorial commentary that deals with the deterioration of the public and the private through the dislocation of an ornamental architectural element.