Marcela Sinclair (Buenos Aires, 1968)
“To approach my work, I would suggest taking time -and if possible, a vermouth drink-, and letting yourself go to the game of what you see. Some level of attention. Suspending value judgments, not to rule out any association or idea outright. Letting it marinate. Forgetting it and then remembering it back while watching something else, while taking a walk, in the city, at the movies or in a book”.
Marcela took Graphic Design, History and Art Theory classes, at the University of Buenos Aires, before attaining a Visual Arts degree in the National University for the Arts in 2004, specializing in Painting. Between 2002 and 2005, she attended a workshop taught by Tulio de Sagastizábal, and in 2006, another held by the UBA´s Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center, coordinated by Diana Aisenberg, Eva Grinstein and Rafael Cippolini.
Through diverse practices that include drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and site-specific interventions, in both public and private spaces, Sinclair´s work establishes an eloquent dialogue between conceptualism and abstraction, in which she explores the relationship between ideal models (often mathematically-drawn geometrical shapes) and the concrete reality in which they are applied and seen. Her strategy is to arrange situations where these two face each other as binary oppositions: an eight-meter column made up of books, an iron beam suspended by transparent nylon wrap, or geometric elements drawn on glass windows with chalk paint, or on shelves with dust from a vacuum cleaner. By introducing easily recognizable objects, materials or symbolic references to interact with different surroundings, she aims to create unstable systems, thus allowing space for the unexpected.