Macarena Ruiz-Tagle

Relation of aspect

Pony Project Gallery

Berlin

 

Pony Project is pleased to present Macarena Ruiz-Tagle’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Entitled Relation of aspect, the show features 14 individual pieces, in dimensions ranging from 76 x 56 cm to 120 x 160 cm on a new series of abstract works showing monochrome colour saturations as a recent version of the Atmosphere Series that began in 2013. The pieces are made from watercolour paper in raw wooden frames and wooden panels that illustrate progressions of colour fields. There is a palpable tension in their hypnotic circular rhythms that raises curiosity about the way in which the continuous colour progressions are created. When observed from a close distance, one can see the detailed pigmentation of the paper. Seen from afar, the colour vibration appears to the eye as one tries to focus on the mesmerizing surface, creating a subtle after image with blurry edges or what the artist refers to as atmospheres.

Inspired by the seaside landscape at Coliumo during Casa Poli artist in residence in Chile, in collaboration with Triangular Project, the works depict a collection of shades reflected on the horizon during different moments of the day. Influenced by the position of the sun, the climate and the proximity of the Pacific Ocean, the paintings grasp families of colour temperatures found in sunny, foggy and rainy days during sunsets in the venture of transporting daylight through abstraction.

Moreover, the circular, red and cyan, dichroic glass is the key for us to enter and experience, together with the public, the landscapes of Coliumo in Berlin. Glass as a tool to experience light in a personal performative act is available at the gallery for us to take a look and interact. Red and cyan are known as functional hues that represent 3D vision for the human eye in photography, thus becoming a very intriguing trail for interpretation in the era of total digitalization.

Ruiz-Tagle’s interest in colour has its roots in her investigation of the possibilities of the human eye and the interaction of light on different surfaces. Her distilled and concentrated pieces are based on the body´s subtle subjective experience of spatial perception and optical phenomena, often creating immersive environments for direct interaction.

Born in Santiago de Chile in 1981, Macarena Ruiz-Tagle lives and works in Berlin. She obtained a BFA at Universidad Católica de Chile and a MFA at the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Later she was a participant at the Institut für Raumexperimente in collaboration with the University of the Arts Berlin. Her recent exhibitions include: Estructuras de Trance, main hall Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Fondart grant by the Minister of Culture, Santiago de Chile (2015), Festival of Future Nows at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Preis Jaqueline Diffring Foundation (2014), 13th Architecture Venice BiennaleCommon Ground exhibition in collaboration with Case Studio Vogt (2012), The Great Worlds Exhibition 2012, Translation Acts, Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin (2012), 15th Farbfest at the Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, in collaboration with Leon Eixenberger (2012), Glasauge at Virchowstraße Bunker, Berlin (2012) among others.

 

UPCOMING:

Parallel Vienna, Art Fair, Pony Project Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

Solo show, Galeria Patricia Ready, Santiago de Chile, October-November, 2015

The Others, Art Fair, Pony Project Gallery, Turin, Italy, November, 2015

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Relation of Aspect, Pony Project Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Estructuras de Trance, main hall Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, installation and dance performance, in collaboration with choreographer Fernanda González, Santiago, Chile.

2013

Atmosphere Gallery, Galerie Erster Erster, Berlin, Germany

Arco, Galería Tajamar, Santiago, Chile

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Poppositions, Off Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

Reflection, KunstBüroBerlin, Berlin, Germany

2014

Inventory: an incidental collection, Cecilia Brunson Projects, London, Great Britain

Festival of Future Nows, Institut für Raumexperiment and Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with David Chipperfield, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany

2013

100° Festival, Hebbel am Uffer, Berlin, Germany

2012

13th Architecture Venice Biennale, Un-Common Venice, Italy

15th Farbfest, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany. In collaboration with Leon Eixenberger.

The world is not fair, The Great Worlds Exhibition 2012

Labor and Hebbel am Uffer, Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin, Germany

Wo wir sind, installation and dance performance, Uferstudios, Berlin, Germany

Choreography by Johanne Timm.

Glasauge, Bunker of Tobias Rehberger and Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, Germany

2011

Institut für Raumexperimente, Goethe Institut, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Collision 7, Parisian Laundry Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2010

The Hive, Espace Artefacto, Montreal, Canada

2009

Time Off, Art Mûr Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2008

BAC! 08 Réveille-toi Centre de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain

2008

Máquina Blanda, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile

2006

Periférica, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006

Body, Image and the Other, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile

2005

Umbrales, Sala Blanca UC, BFA final exam selection, Santiago, Chile

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2015

Triangular Project, Artist in Residence, Casa Poli, Coliumo, Tomé, Chile April 2015. In collaboration with Sandra Volny and Florine Leoni

2014

Fondart, project grant, Minister of Culture, Government of Chile, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.

2012

13th Architecture Venice Biennale, Italy. Un-common Venice contest, Selection project “Cianometer Postcard”, Case Studio Gunther Vogt, Zurich.

2010-2012

DAAD Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service. Institut für Raumexperimente, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany.

2008-2010

Academic Excellence and International Tuition Fee Remission Scholarship,

Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

 

COLLECTIONS

Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, USA

Godula Buchholz Collection, Denklingen, Germany

Omi International Art Center Collection, New York, USA

Rotary Club Albertina Vienna  Vienna, Austria

Mongolian Embassy in Berlin Berlin, Germany

Private Collections

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

10. 2014 TYT [Take Your Time], Vol. 6, Institut für Raumexperimente 2009–2014: How to Make the Best Art School in the World, Paperback, 288 pages.

09.2013 Ch.ACO 2013 Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Mutt Art Dealers, Santiago, Chile.

02.2013 Translation Acts,Institut für Raumexperimente, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany.

11.2012 13th Architecture Venice Biennale, Common Ground Catalogue, Publisher Marsilio.

07.2012 Rundgang 2012, UdK Berlin, Germany.

02.2012 Spontaneous Engagements-Works, Institut für Raumexperimente, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany.

12.2011 MFA Studio Arts Brochure, Concordia University Publications, Montreal, Canada.

12.2008 BAC 08. Reveille Toi!, Catalogue, La Santa Editions, Barcelona, Spain.

11.2007 PerfoPuerto 2002-2007, Arte de Performance en Chile, Catalogue, Alexander del Re, PerfoPuerto editions, Santiago, Chile.

11.2005 Cuadernos de Arte UC, Escuela de Arte Universidad Católica, número 11, Umbrales Exhibition 2003, 2004 y 2005. Publicaciones Periódicas UC, Santiago, Chile.

 

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

01.2015 Revista Arte al Limite, Atmosphere Series in Zona Maco Art Fair, Ciudad de Mexico, 4-8 February 2015.

20.01.2015 Intervención artística invita a bailar a los visitantes del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, El Mostrador, Cultura+Ciudad, by Marietta Santi.

16.01.2015 Artistas inunda de color y danza el Museo de Bellas Artes, Sociedad Cultura, La Tercera, page 55, by Denisse Espinoza.

15.01.2015 La danza y las artes plásticas se unen en el Museo de Bellas Artes, Cultura, El Mercurio, page A8, by Daniela Mahana.

07.01.2015 Article Danza en el Hall MNBA, exhibition Estructuras de Trance, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.

05.2014 The Jealous Curator, article about the Atmosphere Series.

01.2014 Artishock Magazine, Macarena Ruiz-Tagle: Atmosphere Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

10.2012 Revista Casas, Diseño Chileno: Postal de Cianometro, Santiago, Chile.

01.2008 Máquina Blanda 2, Revista Arte y Crítica, Text by Pedro Pablo Bustos about the exhibition Máquina Blanda at Museo de Artes Visuales MAVI, Santiago, Chile.