Stroim presents works by Sonia Navarro, Miguel Fructuoso and FOD, three artists with distinct languages that nonetheless create a common dialogue around space, architecture and memory. Construction – Stroim in Russian- is the basis of this project offering a critical look at the Avant-guard from which the work by the three artists is generated and developed.
Sonia Navarro works in an aesthetic key in which the formalism of the historical Avant-guard movements are re-appropriated as a platform. From this starting point arises an imaginary in which sewing (as a medium) stakes a political claim. The constructive element, common to the three artists in this exhibition, has a complex and undisciplined aspect in Navarro.
Miguel Fructuoso makes a critical reading of the solemnity with which art is shrouded in certain periods. He understands that this facade conceals a vacuum behind much of the artistic production of the last century. Irony, always a tool of appropriation, is given a further twist, and achieves a mannerist state in his hyperrealist revision of abstraction as Utopia in his recent series of work.
FOD’s work is one of the more consistent and constantly evolving in the current Spanish artistic landscape. Starting from positions of quasi-rigorist geometric abstraction, through the influence of Gordon Matta Clark and the formal crisis postulated by Imi Knoebel, FOD redirects his work to an open field in which pictorial nuances generate illusionism which opens a path towards sculpture.