Saul Sánchez: Larghetto para tres movimientos


‘Larghetto para tres movimientos’ is part of the project ‘No se dice nunca lo mismo’, which questions the presence of patterns in systems and structures (primarily associated with learning) that limit or enhance the opportunities for human action. The project shows how systems and patterns can fail without disappearing or even being transformed. Thus, the break with what is expected as a response to a determined system can only occur within the confines of its own possibilities.

The video shows a pedestrian stoplight, which progressively start to fail. The music that accompanies the video was designed to adapt the visual and communicational errors with a new sensorial logic. The rhythm of the colors and the sounds, built a new way to understand the number patterns of the traffic light. This system of regulation, conditioning human beings’ behavior (specifically our mobility), when the system fails we can adapt our behavior to the failure.

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Dallas Museum of Art

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Dallas Arts District

Saul Sánchez‘s work questions different ideas related to the conceptual values of painting and the process conditions, proper of the different ways of representing images. Color interpretation, the boundaries between the visible and the invisible, and the relationship between the traditional forms and the contemporary practices of pictorial environment, are some of the main topics that structure his work. Furthermore, his work has focused in recent years on the study of spatial conditioning at conceptual, formal and practical levels. Through installation projects, paintings and drawings, Saul explores the relationships those art forms have with their context (commercial, institutional and educational).

Saul Sánchez is a Fulbright Scholar pursuing a MFA at Parsons, The New School for Design. He has been invited to show work in Colombia’s leading venues and events such as the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango (Bogotá), Alliance Française (Bogotá), and 42 Salón Nacional de Artistas (Colombia). Internationally, Saul has exhibited work in venues such as Action Field Kodra, Municipality of Kalamaria, (Thessaloniki), Provincial Arts Center (Havana), Santral (Istanbul), and Diego Rivera House Museum, (Guanajuato).

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