Focus / Rodrigo Arteaga

Rodrigo Arteaga’s work deals with the degrees of nature representation. The artist’s creation process is at the intersection of disparate sciences or knowledges such as anatomy, botany, cartography and astronomy. « I have worked for some time with found books of anatomy, botany, astronomy, cartography, encyclopedias, most of them out of date. I am interested in the fragility of knowledge and certainty, the way in which publications that had the ambition to gather the newest and most exact observations of the world end up becoming obsolete and forgotten in old libraries. It means to work with the ways in which people give meaning to the world through its organization, classification. I propose a dismantling of the functionality of this things, transforming the explanatory role of medical illustrations, mechanic, maps, etc, by giving them new meaning, or revealing a deeper one implied. » Read more…