Project for a national development plan II

2008-2014

  • Site-specific intervention

  • Objects

  • Photographs

In "a project for a national development plan", the boundary between art and crafts allows the works of Ulises Matamoros to move between the concepts of use value, sign value, exchange value and artistic value; the artist extracts objects to be intervened, resignified and recontextualized, making a return with them when returning to their conditions of habitual use thus offering a very complex reading about the network of relationships that are played in that transit from their community Ngiba to spaces of artistic validation.

Ulises Matamoros, recovers artisan techniques for the elaboration of some works, such as Reebok of the series "Projects for a national development plan", where he makes the copy of ten tennis of "global brand" made manually with traditional materials and technique of the production of huaraches. Or like the reinterpretation he makes in the Guaravans, where he creates an eclectic work by mixing the structure of a typical guarache with the aesthetics of the Vans espadrilles.

"I modify the status of the basic utilitarian object (indigenous), through a distinctive consumer product, to present it later recoded in the art space. Under shameless irony I use symbolic or real elements; crossing the sumptuous aspects of capitalism with the widespread poverty of the people. With an aesthetic irony I transform these functional shoes and garments into a symbol of what they are not".

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Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

GuaraVans 2008-2009

27 x  22 cm

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

GuaraVans 2008-2009

Documentary photographs

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

GuaraVans, shoe molds 2008-2009

150 x 250 cm

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

Reebrock

Serape embroidered with gold thread 2012

45 x 30 cm