PLANES OF COLOR SUSPENDED #2
2018 – 20
courtesy of the artist and Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid
Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga (*1976, Portugal) is interested in the temporal and emotional processes of the pre-existing architectural space. In his installations, he mainly uses everyday materials, i.e. cardboard, packing tape, paint and similar. In his installation “Planes of Color Suspended #2” (2018-20), as in his other site-specific works, he focuses on the way the environment affects and guides us as humans, whereby the physical structure of the work can always be understood as an analogy of thought’s shapes and patterns. His works are both poetic and raw, aesthetically simple and conceptually complex. By rethinking the dialectics of construction and destruction, he initiates a critical reflection process on humans and their relationship to their environment.