Celaya Brothers Gallery is proud to present Topografías Insostenibles (Unsustainable Topographies) by Peruvian artist Camila Rodrigo, which addresses the tensions between nature and modernity. The exhibition is curated by the art critic, Jorge Villacorta.
Camila Rodrigo’s recent works articulate visual and spatial situations that are strained by the uses and abuses of man in the material world. Rodrigo’s interest has shifted towards the obsessive recognition of this mark’s invasive interventions, through the aggregation and manipulation of manufactured elements.
There is a state of previous imbalance that her perception detects and that hinders the understanding of how the coexistence of unified things might occur. Nothing flows in these liquid times: everything trickles away. New rhythms constantly strike and overlap pre-existing ones, and create transformations that go from physical changes to mental projections. We live among depths, perforations, containment, produced by our imagination, drawn from what we increasingly identify as foreign in the world. Rodrigo’s gaze covers the result of erosion, of what we consider “natural,” and gathers data with which she later creates new topographies. She identifies outlines that – while remaining distinctive of the matter – can be interpreted as arbitrary, incomprehensible, disjointed from our daily life.
Current mentalities seek to comprehend the strata of what is real without mapping the interpenetration of the sustainable and unsustainable. Without specifying areas of precise meaning, Camila Rodrigo’s artworks rely on sculpture, photography and photocopy to install an intentionally incomplete system, marked by gaps and voids, to simulate an unlearning process. Text by Jorge Villacorta