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‘When I quit my last administrative job in order to work as a full-time artist, I realized that the new- gained freedom implied a great deal of responsibility. Under no circumstance did I want to abuse art for the sake of a personal liberation, which would have turned me into a marginal cliché-artist. On the contrary, I decided to stay in my own personal “petit-bourgeois” reality in order to deal with it from the inside, using the expertise acquired over the years. That is why I have not stopped using the same tools and methods, similar to those of any office employee, working in a routine way and with routine as my major thematic focus.

My starting point is the little creative moments within office-routines, which mostly have a ridiculously small ‘artistic’ aspect to them. Examples: When we scribble during a phone conversation (Aparición/Desaparación, 2013) or when we fold a sheet of paper before putting it into an envelope (Fluctuating Folds, 2012) we are performing small painterly and sculptural gestures. The systematic repetition of these actions according to predefined rules turns them into meta-routines, into re-enactments of the Sisyphus myth. The only difference is that the resulting pieces register in detail the methodical and repetitive labor that was necessary for their creation. This way, the routine survives, enabling the audience to read and mentally recreate it.

Esthetically, my work shows clear references to the conceptual and minimal art of the 60s and 70s. In those years the dematerialization of the art object in the art world and the substitution of products by services in the business world occurred almost simultaneously. Maybe that is why the esthetics also started to look alike, e.g. in the chromatic limitation or in the formal simplicity, which would signalize how both, commercial products and art objects now would be generated in a (blank) mind. We could even speak of a mutual fetichization which led for instance to the use of neon light and the archive as artistic media and to the preferred use of minimalist art as decoration in offices.’ - Ignacio Uriarte

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Selected Works

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Ventana Verde

2021

Permanent marker on paper, 12 drawings

Total

118 x 154.5 cm (46 1532 x 60 2732 inches)

Each drawing

35 x 35 cm (13 2532 x 13 2532 inches)

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Madrid Windows

2019

Permanent marker on paper

Each framed (9)

55 x 40 cm (21 2132 x 15 34 inches)

Each unframed (9)

50 x 35 cm (19 1116 x 13 2532 inches)

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Negative Light Matrix (4 x 4)

2019

Pigmented ink on paper

33.5 x 46 cm (13 316 x 18 18 inches)

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Diagonaler Linealstrichstrukturverlauf (4 x 4)

2019

Permanent marker on paper

33.5 x 46 cm (13 316 x 18 18 inches)

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Dos rectángulos y un círculo

2018

Pigmented ink on paper

65.4 x 50 cm (25 34 x 19 1116 inches)

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Black Scribble Moon

2019

Pigmented ink on paper

88 x 64.6 cm (34 2132 x 25 716 inches)

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Breiter Dreiklang

2019

Typewriter on paper

108 x 45 x 3 cm (42 1732 x 17 2332 x 1 316 inches)

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Tres triángulos

2018

Pigmented ink on paper

90.3 x 143.4 cm (35 916 x 56 1532 inches)

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Two light beams (Red and Green)

2017

Pigmented ink on paper

65.3 x 47.4 x 4 cm (25 2332 x 18 2132 x 1 916 inches)

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Degradado 1

2021

Permanent marker on paper

59.4 x 42 cm (23 38 x 16 1732 inches)

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Cuatro por tres

2015

Pen on paper

79.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm (31 516 x 23 716 x 1 916 inches)

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Three, (Tres)

2015

Wrinkled papers

21 x 105 x 131.1 cm (8 932 x 41 1132 x 51 58 inches)

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The History of the Typewriter Recited by Michael Winslow

2009

HD-film on BluRay

0h 20' 52''

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Fluctuating Folds

2012

Paper installation

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Document Proof Monochromes

2012

Ink on paper

48 x 33 x 3 cm (18 2932 x 13 x 1 316 inches)

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Sequential inclination 1

2012

Document proof pen and pencil on paper

92 x 126 x 4 cm (36 732 x 49 58 x 1 916 inches)

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Untitled (Red with Black X-Fields 4)

2021

Typewriter on paper

34.1 x 30.9 cm (13 716 x 12 532 inches)

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Rubber Band Carpet

2011

Rubber bands

Installation

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Atasco de papel, 2008
Casa Encendida, Madrid

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Verwaltungstakte, 2019
Kunstmuseum Reutlingen Konkret

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Verwaltungstakte, 2019
Kunstmuseum Reutlingen Konkret

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Den Zufall ordnen, 2020
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld

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210 x 297 cm, 2019
Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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210 x 297 cm, 2019
Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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x, y, z, 2018
Museo ABC, Madrid

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x, y, z, 2018
Museo ABC, Madrid

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FORMASOBREFONDO, 2017
Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City

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FORMASOBREFONDO, 2017
Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City

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Achtung Kulturgut, 2016
Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach

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EchtZeit, 2016
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn

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Cut, Folded, Pressed & Other Actions, 2016
David Zwirner, New York

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Drawing – The bottom line, 2015
S.M.A.K. Ghent

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Three, 2015
Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona

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Listening to the Lines, 2015
Maison Hermès, Tokyo

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Listening to the Lines, 2015
Maison Hermès, Tokyo

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Drawing Now, 2015
Albertina Museum, Vienna

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Unos y ceros, 2014
Marco Vigo, Vigo

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Line of Work, 2013
The Drawing Center, New York

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Line of Work, 2013
The Drawing Center, New York

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Line of Work, 2013
The Drawing Center, New York

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Analogital, 2013
UMOCA - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

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Works, 2012
La Panera, Lleida

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Drawing Time, 2010
Ensemble Poirel, Nancy

News

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Ignacio Uriarte

(UN)COMMON VALUES May 21 - Sep 18, 2022
National Bank of Belgium counter hall
Bruselas
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Ignacio Uriarte

Ignacio Uriarte: Office Work Apr 22 - Jun 19, 2022
Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U
Dortmund
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Ignacio Uriarte

Les Danaides Apr 2 - May 15, 2022
The Bridge by Christian Berst
París
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Ignacio Uriarte

Sequential Operations Mar 12 - May 7, 2022
GAEP Gallery
Bucarest
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Ignacio Uriarte

The Domino Effect 2 Nov 20 - Feb 5, 2022
GAEP gallery
Bukarest
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Ignacio Uriarte

Kein Tag ohne Linie. Werke aus der Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter Nov 7 - Apr 24, 2022
Museum Ritter
Waldenbuch
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Ignacio Uriarte

Turno de réplica. Construcción/Composición Sep 18 - May 22, 2022
Museo Patio Herreriano
Valladolid
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Ignacio Uriarte

La revancha del lápiz Jun 12
Babelia
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Ignacio Uriarte

Ignacio Uriarte, la rutina y el símbolo May 26
Más de Arte
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Ignacio Uriarte

Ignacio Uriarte, escribir dibujos May 3
El Cultural
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Ignacio Uriarte

Una historia del arte reciente (1960-2020) Jan 22 - Jan 16, 2022
Museo de Arte Abstracto Español
Cuenca

Exhibitions

Revelations on a shapeless sphere

Fonteta
Jun 17 - Aug 28, 2022

For the second consecutive year, we are delighted to present a collaborative project between galleries Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard. The proposal for this summer once again brings together artists from the three galleries and from different generations in an exhibition format that will be based on the exquisite corpse principle, with a text by poet Eduardo Escoffet written for the occasion.

Focusing on this act of collective exchange, during the summer of 2022, the artists invited to participate, the first of them Pere Noguera (La Bisbal del Ampurdán, Girona; 1941) , will be in charge of selecting the first group of artists, and so on in succession, until closing a cycle of exhibition proposals made up of works spanning different generations and imaginaries.

Chapter 1: Opening Saturday 25 June
Pere Noguera, Luis Gordillo, Ludovica Carbotta (Room 1)
Pere Noguera, Anna Dot, The Late Estate Broomberg & Chanarin (Room 2)

Chapter 2: Opening Saturday 16 July
Ludovica Carbotta, Muntadas, Francesco Arena (Room 1)
The Late Estate Broomberg & Chanarin, Jordi Mitjà, Rasmus Nilausen (Room 2)

Chapter 3: Opening Saturday 6 August
Francesco Arena, Victoria Civera, Perejaume (Room 1)
Ángela de la Cruz, Rasmus Nilausen, Lola Lasurt (Room 2)

Chapter 4: Opening Thursday 18 August
Perejaume, Pere Llobera, Ignacio Uriarte (Room 1)
Lola Lasurt, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Fernando Prats (Room 2)

c/ Empordà, 10, Fonteta, Girona
Jun: Friday to Sunday from 5 to 9pm
Jul and Aug: Monday to Sunday from 5 to 9pm

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Flatland

Barcelona
Jan 13 - Mar 23, 2018

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Tipología de dibujo escultórico

Madrid
Jan 21 - Mar 18, 2017

Each of the works presented constitutes a typology – of forms, gestures, fillings / voids, lines, accidents, inclinations and shadows.

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Meditaremos em silêncio a diferença entre nós

Madrid
Nov 14 - Jan 09, 2016

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Hard Facts

Madrid
Nov 16 - Jan 18, 2014

“the visual effects in his works are complex, but the language is plain: lines, colours and clean surfaces” - Joanna Kleinberg

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The History of the Typewriter Recited by Michael Winslow

Barcelona
Jan 21 - Mar 20, 2010

Known as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” for his ability to make realistic sound impersonations using only his voice and mostly remembered for his role in the Police Academy movies, Winslow re-enacts the clickety-clack of typing machines from the 1870s to the 1980s in a homage to “a sound which is part of the soundtrack of our lives”.

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About lines and circles

Barcelona
Nov 29 - Jan 19, 2008

NoguerasBlanchard is proud to present the first exhibition in the gallery of Ignacio Uriarte (1972, Krefeld, Germany).

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