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Francisco Rozas

In Planning

Installation Views

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Francisco Rozas at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Francisco Rozas at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Francisco Rozas at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Francisco Rozas at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Francisco Rozas at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Francisco Rozas at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Installation \r<br>24 Unique objects in a shelf with 3 compartments\r\nPressboard, metal\r\nInstallation: 313 x 211 x 24 cm\r\nSingle object: 100 x 20 x 20 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

In Planning, 2014

Installation
24 Unique objects in a shelf with 3 compartments Pressboard, metal Installation: 313 x 211 x 24 cm Single object: 100 x 20 x 20 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation\r<br>24 Unique objects in a shelf with 3 compartments\r\nPressboard, metal\r\nInstallation: 313 x 211 x 24 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Detail of In Planning, 2014

Installation
24 Unique objects in a shelf with 3 compartments Pressboard, metal Installation: 313 x 211 x 24 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation\r<br>24 Unique objects in a shelf with 3 compartments\r\nPressboard, metal\r\nInstallation: 313 x 211 x 24 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Detail of In Planning, 2014

Installation
24 Unique objects in a shelf with 3 compartments Pressboard, metal Installation: 313 x 211 x 24 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Object\r<br>Laminate (different sorts) \r\n130 x 78,3 x 11 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Untitled, 2014

Object
Laminate (different sorts) 130 x 78,3 x 11 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Object\r<br>Laminate (different sorts) \r\n130 x 78,3 x 11 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Untitled, 2014

Object
Laminate (different sorts) 130 x 78,3 x 11 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Object\r<br>Laminate (different sorts) \r\n130 x 78,3 x 11 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Detail: Untitled, 2014

Object
Laminate (different sorts) 130 x 78,3 x 11 cm Photo: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Video

Press Release

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Gilla Lörcher I Contemporary Art is delighted to present the solo show by Chilean artist Francisco Rozas (born in 1980).
The exhibition "In Planning" presents his new work that investigate the process of designing and the gallery space as a permanent site of construction. A cube-shaped sculpture placed enthroned on a staircase in the exhibition space already catches the visitor’s attention through the front window before entering the gallery. Vertical and horizontal laminate pieces in diverse patterns are superimposed on each other creating a symmetrical complex as supportive elements. This equilibrium confronts the visitor front on like a stratified sample of material. The imitative function of the material also results in a distorted view of the visual appearance of the entire object, oscillating between two and three-dimensionality. It is the ambivalent character of the model, as a stable and unstable condition in process, that is an inherent theme in this work and other presented pieces. The aspect of planning being displayed as an integral element of the artworks raises the question about the actual construction of an abstract aesthetic situation, about model or reality.
This subject of consideration is also reflected in an apposition of geometric, seemingly "massive statues", extending on a shelf bordering on reaching the ceiling. Only at second glance the sculptures reveal themselves to be fragile cardboard models and past representatives of an idea that has not yet reached the final stage of its realization. However, instead of vague models of an individual randomised experiment, they rather embody exemplary visualizations of mathematical dependencies through their static efficiency.
This can particularly be seen in further sketches drawn on paper behind a glass panel fixed diagonally on the wall, that served Rozas as a template for the precise execution of the cardboard sculptures. In the form of a documented relic extending into space, these drawings disclose the artist’s intention, going beyond the examination of how process can be spatially constructed. Furthermore, it brings into question a utopian model in the signs of modernity, that steadily implies speculation about the prediction of the future or the reinvention of the past. (Text: Elisa R. Linn)

Francisco Rozas was born 1980 in Temuco, Chile. He lives and works in Berlin. The artist studied at the ARCIS University Santiago de Chile, at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Rita Mc Bride and at the University of Arts, UdK Berlin with Prof. Gregor Schneider (Masters Degree). He received scholarships from DAAD and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (CONICYT Commission for Sientific and Technological Research). His works have been shown in the following institutions and galleries (selected): Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Germany (2010), Al Riwaq Art Space Manama, Bahrain (2010), SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, Germany (2011) and in the Gegenwart show, curated by Gilla Lörcher and Milorad Prentovic in Frankfurt a.M., Germany (2013).