Geometry is the main object of research in Sebastian Mahaluf’s artistic practice. This refers not only to an analysis of sculptural and architectural shapes, but also the study of the body as a performance tool. In both elements, the artist focuses on simple or pure geometry in order to demonstrate the ephemeral objectivity of artistic production.
Gravity, inversion of the matter is a series of triangles constructed from silver elastic rubber bands hung from ceiling beams. In their totality, these triangles constitute an inverted volumetric structure that comments on the vulnerability of existence. Here the idea of protection is altered, subjected and put in another reality.
About the Artist
Sebastian Mahaluf (1976) lives and works in Santiago de Chile. He is an artist and visual arts professor with a Master of Visual Arts Degree from University of Chile.
Mahaluf’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Bronx Latin American Art Biennale (New York, 2010), 798 Beijing Biennale (Beijing, 2009), Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago de Chile, 2008, National Museum of Arts (Santiago de Chile, 2007), and more. He has received awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements from such organizations as the Chilean Ministry of Education. Most recently, Mahaluf`s work has been selected by The World Bank Art Program “The Change”.