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  • Andrés Siri trained as an architect but soon began to explore other disciplines, such as photography, video, drawing or painting. However, sculpture is his chosen medium for exploring his architectural side. During his Bòlit Girona Creativa Residency 2014 he produced Parpelleig [Blink], an installation composed of photographs and a video in which he explores the effects of light and shadows on architecture, producing a blinking effect. He makes visible the imperceptibility of the fleeting nature of time through shadows.
  • photographs, light, installation, architecture, ephemeral, contrast, blink.
  • Andrés Siri | Parpelleig, 2014-2015

    During his Bòlit Girona Creativa Residency 2014 he produced an artistic project consisting of an exploration of the effects of light on architecture in the city of Girona. It is a sequence of stills in continuous movement with an uneven and sensitive texture, in which photographs have been manipulated to explore all the possibilities of the contrast between light and shadow. In this work the artist aims to make visible the imperceptibility of the fleeting nature of time through shadows. Using an effect similar to blinking, we can glimpse lights and shadows beyond our surroundings, flashes of the unreal within the real.

    Parpelleig [Blink], 2014-2015

    Installation

    98 black and white photographs, paper on wood and video with composition of stills

    Music, sound and production: Leo Siri

    Recording, mixing and production: Ramiro Córdoba

    Duration of the video: 11 minutes 47 seconds

    Size: 104×209 cm

    Exhibition and creative process

    interview
    biography

    Andrés Siri

    Buenos Aires, 1974
    Lives and works in Girona

    The artistic career of Andrés Siri began in the world of architecture, although he soon began to explore other disciplines, such as drawing, painting and photography. However, sculpture is the medium that best enables him to explore his architectural interests. He currently carries out this work in Girona.

    In his work we can see his interest in elements related to the passage of time, such as the capture of fleeting moments and the perception of places according to how they are lit. Andrés Siri studies the perception of things and in a series of images reveals an everyday reality through the eyes of somebody seeing it for the first time, encouraging us to question what until now we thought was unquestionable. With a clear predilection for the study of shadows, he shows us the passage of time and different ways of perceiving elements.

    Both in his pictorial work, in which he works with the superimposition of layers, and in his geometrical sculptures, made out of wood offcuts from buildings in which he works as an architect, we can observe the prominence he gives to textures and the way he highlights the different possibilities of interpretation of objects, constantly searching beyond colour, geometry and light for another truth hidden in the work.

    He graduated from the University of Architecture and Urban Development of Buenos Aires and holds a Master’s Degree in Art Criticism and Communication from the University of Girona (2004).

    He has exhibited his work at the Fields Empordà Festival, Girona, Spain (2015) (Parpelleig[Blink]); at the Hipermerc’Art event at the Safia Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2014); in “Superfícies” at the Girona City History Museum, Girona, Spain (2014); at the Temps de Flors Festival, Girona, Spain (2008 and from 2010 to 2015); at the Pepe Sales Independent Art Festival (La Mercè Cultural Centre), Girona, Spain (2013 and 2014); in “delicARTessen” at the Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2013); at the 7th Girona Art Biennial, Spain (2013); in “El Sur” at the Borges Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006); in “Imprecisiones” at the Artnau Gallery, Girona, Spain (2004); in “Ulls de Ciutat” at Be Art, Girona, Spain (2004); in “Registres” at the Banyoles Gallery, Girona, Spain (2003); in “Sol&dar&dad” at the Borges Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2001); and in “Series” at Atelier Vera, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2001).

    He has taught workshops including Arquixics, workshop for small architects, Barri Vell Cultural Centre – Mercadal, Girona (2014-2015), and Ephemeral Spaces, Temps de Flors Festival, Girona (2014-2015). He has also taught painting and drawing in Girona (2011-2013).