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SeBASTIENDEGANAY_4Lembram-nos as Box de Fernanda Fragateiro em Unknown Content, e na verdade são posteriores a estas.
Ainda que algumas das esculturas da mesma série se lhes assemelhem, Fragateiro não foi tão longe. Sébastian de Ganay configurou os cartões de modo a se assemelharem à estrutura de cadeiras, mesas e outros utilitários domésticos, e fê-lo bem.
Remete-nos para jogos infantis, onde uma caixa de cartão continha um mundo possível, só que no universo dos adultos (ainda que tenha assumido cores mais infantis a algumas das peças, embora as nossas preferidas sejam as na cor original do cartão).
À plasticidade do cartão substitui a maleabilidade e a leveza pela chapa de alumínio, pesada e sólida, de modo a constituir uma escultura séria, à maneira das embalagens dos artistas pop.
A chapa é configurada de modo a sugerir cada um dos elementos de mobiliário, sem mais. Congela o momento da brincadeira e fica, como uma memória, para sempre.
Se os reflexos do desconhecido e da chapa polida de Fernanda Fragateiro já nos fascinavam, a cor bruta de Ganay traz-nos de volta à terra, para ficar.
(imagens: cadeira Carton M3 (2011), Carton Chair Model One (2011) e banco L Box (2013) de Sébastian de Ganay)
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It remembers us Fernanda Fragateiro’s Box sculptures, from the Unknown Content series, and in fact were made after those.
Although some of the sculptures of the Carton series resemble them, Fragateiro didn’t went that far. Sébastian de Ganay set up the cardboards to resemble the chair, tables and other household utilities’ structure, and did it well.
It takes us back to the children’s games, where a cardboard box contained a world of possibilities, but in the world of the adults (although he has assumed some children’s colors in some of the pieces, but our favorite is the original cardboard color).
He replaces the flexibility and lightness from the cardboard plasticity by the weight and strength of the aluminum plate, to constitute a serious sculpture, in the manner of the pop artist’s packagings.
The board is configured to suggest each furniture piece, without further. It freezes children’s playtime and stays as a memory, forever.
If the reflections of the unknown and polished plates of Fernanda Fragateiro already fascinated us, Ganay’s raw color brings us back to earth, to stay.
(photos: Carton M3 chair (2011), Carton Chair Model One (2011) and L Box bench (2013) by Sébastian de Ganay)SeBASTIENDEGANAY_5SeBASTIENDEGANAY_3

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This entry was posted on February 29, 2016 by in Arte, Design, Uncategorized.
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