Tarsis gathers such as matchboxes, pieces of cardboard, coal and paint cans in a daily practice that functions as an exercise in comprehending himself and the surrounding landscape. His work involves collage and superimposition of these objects, chosen by the artist for their formal attributes as well as for the sociohistorical associations they carry. At the intersection of these two formal and social axes embedded in the art object, he elaborates his oeuvre’s critical content.
The present exhibition gathers a selection of new works that provide a wide-ranging expression and development of the artist’s practice, with large and medium format collages, assemblages and drawings. Tarsis collects fruit boxes from different parts of the world, which he later deconstructs and recomposes with other elements, in compositions that register the geographical circuit of product packaging. The recombination of these fragments leads to a pictorial surface inscribed with disparate rhythms, interlocking textures and chromatic juxtapositions.