First Floor

Plastic Ruins
Carlos Rigau

April 5, 2013 - May 12, 2013

April 5 – May 12, 2013
Opening: Friday, April 5, 6-9 pm

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Carlos Rigau’s Plastic Ruins, his second solos exhibit with the gallery with a selection of photographs, paintings and video dealing with the illusion and perception of surface.

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Carlos Rigau’s Plastic Ruins an exhibit of photographs, paintings and video dealing with the illusion and perception of surface.

In his second solo exhibit with the gallery, Carlos Rigau continues to ruffle our preconceived perceptions and strikes at what we visually take for granted. He deals with transformations and questions our contemporary sensibility of metaphysics. In his photographs he documents a composition built from wood grained vinyl that has been brandished with lighter fluid and an exacta blade to reveal the nature of its material, which is –upon closer inspection – an illusion in itself.

Rigau is able to develop a visual language that is unique, yet oddly recognizable. For example in his paintings he deals with surface and the nature of painting. The mark becomes a pattern, which become chaos and turns back into a painting all at the same instance: hovering between the significance of the mark and the identity of the canvas.

In his video Angry Bird he interprets with great humor the question of confused perception. The video shows a cardinal attacking the viewer. The bird’s anger is brutally honest, as one ponders the reason of this attack, however the window is reflective and the bird’s fight is with his own reflection. Once again the viewer – and this time also the subject – have been deceived, yet share their deception.