Sloppy crosses, 2010 - Ignacio Uriarte

About the Work

About Sloppy crosses

Though Ignacio Uriarte quit his administrative job to become a full-time artist, he continued to be inspired by the office. He says, "My starting point is the little creative moments within office-routines, which mostly have a ridiculously small 'artistic' aspect ...

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Though Ignacio Uriarte quit his administrative job to become a full-time artist, he continued to be inspired by the office. He says, "My starting point is the little creative moments within office-routines, which mostly have a ridiculously small 'artistic' aspect to them. Examples: When we scribble during a phone conversation or when we rip off a page from a block we are creating small paintings and sculptures. The systematic repetition of these activities according to predefined rules turns them into meta-routines, into re-enactments of the Sisyphus myth. The only difference is that the resulting pieces register in detail the methodical and repetitive labour that was necessary for their production. This way, the routine survives, enabling the audience to read and mentally recreate it."

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About the Artist

About Ignacio Uriarte

German artist Ignacio Uriarte started working as a professional artist shortly after he began a career in business administration. Although he decided to veer from ...Read More
German artist Ignacio Uriarte started working as a professional artist shortly after he began a career in business administration. Although he decided to veer from his initial career path to dedicate his life to making art full-time, Uriarte still incorporates elements of his old life in his work. He often uses materials that are normally associated with an office cubical—ink cartridges, paper clips, doodles on a post-it—and the resulting works are commentaries on the day-to-day actions that many of us perform.

Uriarte's work has been exhibited internationally. One of his most well-known pieces was shown in 2009 at Art Basel Miami Beach—a video piece showing an actor verbally reproducing the sounds of a typewriter.Read Less

Sloppy crosses, 2010

Ignacio Uriarte

Works on Paper
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14.10" x 19.20" $2,000
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Description

Pigmented ink on squared paper.

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