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Dron, Alejandro

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Art is a lifelong search to create a sense of place so the artist and the beholder will know where they are. Where one can ask oneself who am I? and Where am I going? What matters to me is to attempt to differentiate a place and a no place at all. This ultimately means distinguishing between the profane and the sacred. This is why I understand my art as a search for the absolute: no representation, no symbolism, absolute negative space. When one has a shape, its black is a limit for the white around the shape. The black is like an excuse to talk about the white. This ancient idea is what motivates me. The positive is the shape. The negative space is what is going on in and around the shape. This is related to the negative space in sculpture. The dialogue that I experience with the white helps me to create the black shapes. The black is the necessity. The white is the protagonist. In my work I create letters or cells that will be combined. In combining these primary structures I get different meanings. I am engaged in a constant dance of truth and falsehood. Non-Stop has one stable structure, and another one that stands on one leg. This more open structure appears to be less stable. In this process there is a interplay between place and space. I want people to feel the void, the presence of the white space surrounding the piece. The black metal forms delineate the void, the true protagonist of the artwork. The moving positive spaces create new negative spaces.

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