Hidden Architecture

Nicolás Combarro
A Coruña

“Hidden Architecture” is based on a research work on the constructed space has been developed, based on the reflection and analysis of its different forms and expressions, its patterns and structures, seeking references that enable its understanding and the different ways of tackling it. That is how two different ways of documentation are established -on the built space as well as on the constructions in the space- leading up to different methodologies. On the one hand, the constructed spaces that offers the possibility of dialoguing with them through interventions of different nature.

It´s a series intervening on the unfinished constructions’ frameworks and that have become a sort of contemporary ruins; the idea is to revitalize the space by creating a new reality inside the building. These interventions are carried out with the abandoned buildings’ own wood and are painted with bright shades, which are characteristic of the construction.

Departing from the need to find a path that leads to a personal and artistic search in my immediate surroundings. This search ought to allow me to penetrate the different layers of meaning of construction, be it human (society, politics) or tangible. Construction, understood as the transformation of natural surroundings, unites and acts as a canvas to develop all these variables through different structures and materials that are used-or reflected upon- in the work.

Nicolás Combarro’s work is based on research into the process of transforming built space. By reflecting on and interacting with the constructions and the materials in the environment he’s working on through photography, drawing or sculpture, he searches for the essence of the form, playing with its inorganic nature towards an organic reinterpretation.

It’s about active contemplation to get to a certain frame of mind and expand awareness. Once this reality is interiorised, I think about how to act on it or create something from it. I experiment with the environment to change it and also change us as sensitive subjects.

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