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Enrique J. Polanco

b. 1989 (Caracas, Venezuela)

 

SCULPTURE

Assembling, carving and shaping

an idea,

exploring a material -and its qualities.

Its coming to reality.

Only making the work is the making of a work.

The by-product:

A witness of time spent doing it,

now, spirited through its making,

A new object that, hopefully, acts on many a sense,

And sometimes, causes a novel feeling or situation,

For the benefit both on the “User” or consumer- and for the Author, 

more in a therapeuthic way

Not ever solely figurative neither ever completely abstract,

my work is representative of both:

-naïve and aestethic,

primitive and modern-

if showed in a simple way.

 

I intend my work to face:

-Life’s conundrums,

And its strangeness,

from a layman’s point of view.

 


Was exhibited in:

-"9 Sculptures (Fell in a forest)", Breezeway Art Space, Queens, New York, 2017.

Sculpture Space NYC Open Studios, Queens, New York, 2016.

- SVA Sculpture Installation and New Media Residency Open Studios, S.V.A. New York, 2015.

- Octubre Joven. Museo Jesus Soto. Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. 2015.

- Prácticas vs. Teoréticas. Fundación Cultural La Pizarra. Caracas. 2014.

- Jazz. Fundación Cultural El Hatillo. Caracas. 2014.

 

 

Education

 

- Universidad Central de Venezuela, Escuela de Arquitectura Carlos Raúl Villanueva. Caracas, Venezuela. 2008-2014.

- Metal Workshop. S.V.A., NYC. 2014.

- Printmaking Workshop. S.V.A., NYC. 2014.

EJPH, "El Peso de la Violencia AK". Cast lead, wood, found objects, mixed media. 2013