Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Untitled
2016
Cutted and assembled OSB wood panels, spray paint
240 x 122 x 4cm

Untitled
2016
Reinforced concrete, spray paint
67 x 30 x 16cm

Untitled
2016
Reinforced concrete wall, spray paint
Variable sizes

Untitled
2016
Layers of removed painting from reinforced concrete wall
188 x 110 x 3,5cm

Muro a suelo

(Wall Down Muro a suelo)

Installation
Variable sizes
Sagrada Mercancía
Santiago, Chile
2016

Wall Down was an installation composed of reinforced concrete walls and OSB wood boards painted with graffiti, extracted from empty lots and construction sites on the boroughs of Conchalí and Santiago (Santiago, Chile). Graphic fragments appropriated from the city, reunited in the same location, which through transformative decisions move us into the inevitability of abstraction.

These transformative processes implied removing layers of painting, cutting and breaking the walls, to present a fragmentary state in the meaning of what had been graffitied. On the other hand, each one of these walls was placed in the exhibit space under an installative logic that eliminates the divisive condition of the object, establishing new relations with the place and the reason of their being there. There is no inside and there is no outside. The walls are not in space, they are space: local space containing global dynamics that assume the shapes of fragmented signs.

To read a text on Wall Down written by Carolina Castro Jorquera, go to the next link:
http://blog.caroinc.net/muro-a-suelo-alejandro-leonhardt-en-sagrada-mercancia/

To watch a video about Wall Down, go to the next link:
https://vimeo.com/171305727