My production is based mainly on the construction of digital images from photographs and the use of new media for the presentation and printing of the images. Beauty is one of the current themes in my work, where its esthetic aspect is highlighted; I like to question the possibility of generating beauty nowadays. Another theme always present is landscape that in my works is capriciously ever changing, sometimes invading real places through interventions and installations.
The photography on my works is just a fragment, questioning the representation itself.
Constructed landscapes are made of digital collages: different layers playing on a background. This background, a photograph of a landscape from the surroundings where I live, is intervened with flowers and fruits, details of old european wallpapers, cloths and textures. The visual density resulting from this elaborated process is a pleasant image that leads to detail and decoration, an artificial and capricious idea of what a landscape is or actually the beauty it encompasses.
There is a blend between what is expected from the image and the subjective that I like to play. My quest concerning landscape goes back to my concern in the concept of beauty, where I analyze if beauty exists or if it is created by the human eye. I push "making beauty" to its very limit. So, scudding clouds, flower bouquet silhouettes and green prairies, are combined to produce an inevitably beautiful image.
I print my works on blackout so the relationship between graphics and art is not that definitive. The work like this is also much cheaper so art can be a more accessible.
born: 1978, Carlos Pellegrini, Santa Fe, Argentina
University of Córdoba, Argentina, MFA, 2003
University of Córdoba, Argentina, Professor, 2001
young artists, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, Santigo de Compostela, Spain, 2011
Graduarte Award for art graduate students, Cordoba University, 2011
3rd Biennal for Emerging Art Award, Córdoba-Spain Cultural Center, 2005
Digital Stamps Award, Fundacion El Caliu, Cataluña, Spain, 2003
Photogalery from the Faculty of Economic Science; 10th Aniversary. Cordoba, Argentina. FCE, 2012
Rosario Contemporary Museum; Recipes. Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Macro Publishing house, 2011
Magazine about literature. Dictionary. 5th edition. Córdoba, Argentina. Private Edition, 2005
Argentina Pinta Bien Programe. Art from Cordoba. Buenos Aires, Argentina. National Secretary of Culture, 2003.
selected solo or two-person exhibits
Paisajes prestados/ Borowed Landscapes. Museum of COntemporary Art, Salta, Argentina, 2012
Paisajes prestados/ Borowed Landscapes. Municipal Museum Genaro Pérez. Córdoba, Argentina. 2011
Viaje galáctico alrededor de un jardín/ Galactic trip around a garden. Municipal Museum from La Rioja (MOC) and the OSDE Foundation. La Rioja, Argentina. 2011
Ultimos paisajes/ Latest landscapes. Los Cuatro Gatos Art Gallery, Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina. 2010
selected group shows
Riesgo / Risk. Contemporary Artists from Córdoba. Cabildo Histórico. Córdoba, Argentina. 2012
MANIFEST 7. Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. EE.UU. 2012
Córdoba en el centro/ Cordoba in the center. Recoleta Cultural Center. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2011
Container Inside. Galicia Cultural City. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2011/2012