Du, da (tiene, es), title chosen by MANU MUNIATEGIANDIKOETXEA for his fifth solo exhibition at Espacio Mínimo gallery. It is a combination of words, in Euskera first and its equivalent in Spanish in parentheses (has, is - would be the traduction in english), which is used to make, again, a set of misunderstandings, double sense or meaning which illustrate or give some clue about the evolution of their work.
The pieces that make up the exhibition have a sought after appearance of work in process, unfinished, almost a prototype. The materials used in his execution by the artist, cement, wood, steel or plaster, are the raw materials of any constructive project and the practical absence of color or any manipulation in the finishes reinforce that sense and accentuate its aspect of constructive elements in most of them.
These constructive elements correspond to a discarded biography, fragments, pieces. It is a work that starts from the remains of the workshop, in this case the ruins and pieces that have remained of previous projects, in which the marks of its first execution, the accidental blows or the passage of time, have worked and have marking its new formal and conceptual coordinates. A subtle work that plays to be unfinished, as if it were still in a procedural state, as if these works were open tracks, undeveloped pieces that have been waiting for their future in the studio, or were too advanced for the moment in which they are created time ago. A little bit as if they were also the result of the work of time, waiting and action of events beyond the will of the artist, sometimes catastrophic accidents provoked and other more subtle or casual. The artist says about the works of this project: It is like if I had gone down to the basement of my studio and removing the dust I would have found them, as if they had always been there, but I had not seen them. And finally they would tell me the way to go in the future.