Bruno Gruppalli
October 24, 2019 | January 17, 2020

Bruno Gruppalli: Algo me está haciendo
October 24, 2019 | January 17, 2020

Opening: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8:00 pm

Páramo presents the exhibition Algo me está haciendo, by Bruno Gruppalli. It is the artist’s first individual exhibition with the gallery, and the third show of the gallery’s Impasse 2019-2020 program, curated and selected by Daniel Guzmán. The program is designed to reactivate and strengthen the relationship with the local scene through a selection of artists, national and international, who in some way or another develop their work in Mexico.

ALGO ME ESTÁ HACIENDO brings together works that Bruno Gruppalli builds from materiality. In diversity he builds, appeals for the line and the way to create routes that link and contemplate us. Matter is present through his gaze: the gaze of things. The drawings look at us, the objects contemplate us.

Gruppalli proposes a language that implies the look; not sight: vision. Psychedelia is, then, in each one: our vision. Materiality stops us with many links, but ideas transfer us; light the spiral where the everyday is altered in our contemplation. You can find aspects similar to what is happening to you in another place in time. An assimilated form: The spiral.

This set of works by Bruno Gruppalli is discovered —I explain myself, they do not hide or reveal anything. It is about discovering another language in the drawing and the materiality that makes them up. They are an invitation to the props room of a theater, where through objects we can invent the world.*

*Text: Carlos Maldonado, “Una forma asimilada: la espiral” (abstract)

About the artist

Bruno Gruppalli (Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1984) works from various media (drawing, performance, installation, sculpture, collage and photography) analyzing and relating communication codes, fashion and personal policies on consumption and altered states of perception, based often in autobiographical, semiotic sources or in relation to the History of art and subcultures. He focuses his attention on the idea of language and its transmutation, affecting our perceptual beliefs, directing our impulses and influencing our behavior, always putting it in relation to a body measure. There is an interest in the constant change of formats regarding the way of trying to configure a corpus of schizophrenic work, through the idea that identity is unstable and contradictory, that the work materializes a residue of a post-everything world, in a constant state of fragmentation and synthesis with a great tendency towards hermeticism as an idea and position about the interpretation of things.

Gruppalli has shown his work in different museums within which are the Museo de Guadalajara (MUSA), Guadalajara, Mexico; the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), Rome, Italy; Rosa Galisteo, Santa Fe, Argentina; Contemporary art museum Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of the book and the language, Buenos Aires, Argentina; as well as various galleries and exhibition spaces such as the Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guadalajara 90210, Guadalajara, Mexico; Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive, Turin, Italy; Maria Casado, Buenos Aires, Argentina; San Martín Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mite, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Floating Island, Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others. His work is part of museum collections in Argentina and various national and international private collections such as the Diéresis Collection, Guadalajara, Mexico; MACRO Museum, Rosario, Argentina; Museum of contemporary art, Bahía Blanca, Argentina and La Rural, Argentina. He currently lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Páramo would like to extend its gratitude to Tequila 1800 Cristalino and Cerveza Minerva for their collaborative support.

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