Matías Serra Delmar’s work makes reference to the raw materials found encircling construction sites in fast-growing cities, specifically the precarious constructions that one finds in Buenos Aires in Argentina, where he was born and raised.
For this exhibition Serra Delmar has created a number of site-specific installations that incorporate canvas paintings. He seeks to break up the exhibition space and decentre the audience from the traditional utilisation of gallery spaces. Serra Delmar experiments with the boundaries between installation and painting. The nature of the materials and the way that they have been assembled conveys the notion of something that is both ‘under construction’ and confused.
Image detail from various works installed across the gallery (2020)