Opening Friday 08.10.2021
Brunnenstr. 172 D-10119 Berlin.
Mastracchio creates installations, photographs, videos, and sound works that blur the boundaries between the analogue and the digital, spaces of tranquility that stimulate states of awareness of the present moment, to remove us from our everyday inability to sense beyond our inherited parameters of sight. He attempts to produce an immersive experience that activates sensory perception, ultimately enabling a holistic way of gazing and feeling. One that allows us to perceive the slight changes in our surroundings from one season to another, the remains of a landscape that is no longer visible to our eyes, or even perceive ourselves and our environment as an entangled whole. A whole, as Ursula K. Le Guin describes it, like “a web of connections, infinite but locally fragile, with and among everything—all beings—including what we generally class as things, objects.” Much like moving landscapes, this web of connections reveals itself through careful observation that challenges our perceptions and sensory experiences of what is “natural” and what is “man-made.”
Nicolas Mastracchio was born in 1983 in Buenos Aires. He attended at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2012), Yaddo artist residency, NY (2016), the scholarship AMEXCID, Mexico City (2016), Headlands Center for the Arts for an AIR, CA (2016). In 2019 he was awarded by the Banff Artist Center-AIR program (Alberta), and attended at Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA).
His work has been exhibited in public and private institutions including solo show at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2018), Museo Amparo (Puebla, 2019), and the Galería Pilar (São Paulo, 2013).
His work is included in the collections of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, the Museum MALBA, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, and in the permanent collection of the Museo Universidad de Navarra, Spain.