Matheus Frey, Sabine Schaschl, Ariel Torti, Zurich, 2014.
Softcover, 151 pp., color illustrations, 21 x 29.5 cm.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas, winner of the Zurich Art Prize 2013, this catalogue offers critical insight into the artist’s unique creative process. Rojas is known for site-specific sculptures and installations, which he develops from conceptual drawings and constructs out of clay, cement, wood, and mud. The process is documented in photos by the artist, which in turn serves as a basis for his watercolors. Combining diverse influences, such as the state of humanity and Japanese manga, his engrossing vision is both poetic and metaphysical, pervaded by a sense of loss.