Gustavo Ferro                                                                                         

Gustavo Ferro acknowledges the city by wanderings in his everyday life while recording found situations in photo, video, or by any other suitable means; thus creating an affective cartography of places. These observations serve as a starting point for a reflection about the physical and psychological effects that controlled spaces exert over individuals. Through the hybrid work among drawing and printmaking, in the Multiverse Series the artist creates images where the street furniture is stripped out of its functions by being displaced from their territories and overlapped in a succession of layers. Gustavo Ferro’s sculptures and installations takes off from the experimentation with various materials to reconstruct unusual elements of containment, protection and signage; his works explore the bulge, the relationship of tension and balance between the body and elements with the architecture. Since 2012 the artist collects specific objects, used to demarcate and isolate areas in the urban environment, which he calls Anonymous Pickets; in order to incorporate these objects into the collection this practice involves the encounter of pickets and a trade with the other.