As part of the grand opening of the Stony Island Arts Bank, Rebuild Foundation is proud to present a site-specific installation by Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga.
About Carlos Bunga
Carlos Bunga creates process-oriented works in various formats — sculptures, paintings, drawings, performances, video, and above all in situinstallations that refer to and intervene in their immediate architectural surroundings.
While often using ordinary, unassuming materials such as packing cardboard and adhesive tape, Bunga’s work involves a highly developed degree of aesthetic care and delicacy, as well as a conceptual complexity derived from the inter-relationship between doing and undoing, between unmaking and remaking, between the micro and the macro, between investigation and conclusion. Straddling the divide between sculpture and painting, Bunga’s deceptively delicate works are characterized by an intense study of the combination of color and materiality, while at the same time emphasize the performative aspect of the creative act.
Bunga’s works on paper, which are closely related to his sculptures and installations, often involve overlays, whether of compositional elements in the paintings or sheets of translucent paper in the drawings. The analytic/descriptive result, like a photographic double-exposure, mimics the dual experience of memory and imagination underlying the sculpture.
Words and photos courtesy of Galería Elba Benítez
If you’d like to be among the first to see Bunga’s work, save the date for the evening of October 3, 2015.
Carlos Bunga at the Stony Island Arts Bank is made possible by the support of the Chicago Architectural Biennial