In the Vault: Santiago Pineda

November 6 - November 30, 2012


The interrelationships between vision, desire and language are the elements that drive my artistic practice. What is seeing? How is seeing related to desire? These questions are at the base of my interests. I recognize optics as a subset of perception, yet I strive to reform them into interchangeable components. My interest in optics is based on doubt. I’m not interested in optic’s correctness, clinical orientation or current sophistication, but rather in undermining its limitations. Our culture still struggles to absorb the notion of the sentient being; one example is our acuity of vision being standardized to 20/20. Within my research, the perceptual engagement between the work and the viewer is an initial tool to stress the importance of the act of seeing as a language rooted and dynamic human capability. Therefore, my work revolves around the challenging of the meaning of the act of looking and its connections and disconnections to the fluidity of the contemporary human experience.

Santiago Pineda
November 2012

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