Anatomical Architectures – Architectural Anatomies

Blog May 17, 2013
Anatomical No-Body Heart (© Federico Carbajal)
Anatomical No-Body Brain (© Federico Carbajal)
Anatomical No-Body Uterus (© Federico Carbajal)
Anatomical No-Body detail (© Federico Carbajal)
An exploration into the boundaries of space: volume, surface and line; of the immaterial form and its perception – its structure and deconstruction. A deep look at the human body, its anatomy and the appropriation of its symbols.With the influence of the old masters and the early works of Alexander Calder, to current digital 3D media and architectural representation, these tridimensional hybrids bring together drawing, architecture and sculpture in order to create a coherent spatial entity. Floating tridimensional sketches of the human body are drawn through space with different sheathes of galvanized wire mesh and are assembled and structured with architectural detail. Spatial sketching allows for the possibility of new representations of images in space, exploring the void and the dematerialization of volume.  The physical and metaphysical presence of the human body emanate through a combination of transparent planes and spatial lines. About the artist Born in Mexico in 1978, Federico Carbajal finished his bachelor degree in architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana Leon (1998-2003). He continued his studies and completed a Master Degree in architecture at the Université de Montréal (2006-2008). In 2010, under the mentorship of the artist Helga Schleeh, he followed the “Independent Studies Programme” at the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal. His first experience with sculpture was in New York in 2000 where he worked as assistant for the sculptor Holton Rower, grand son of the famous sculptor Alexander Calder, creator of the “Mobile”. Federico has been sculpting for the last 7 years and has worked in different architecture firms since 2002. He has shown his work in Mexico and in Canada. . He was also the Second Prize recipient of the Steel Structures Education Foundation Scholarship for his Master Degree thesis. In 2010 he awarded the Artcast prize at Emerging Sculptors Exhibition. Since 2008 he has studied and participated in visual art exhibitions. Since 2010, he is member of the Sculptors Society of Canada; he lives and works in Montreal. via