Claudio Alejandro Docampo
Always very thin pure-blooded Argentinean, pretty verbal and manual. I attended technical school and public university, where I got a degree. Other indirect formation through the walls (I attended a M.A. in architecture in an art school where I shared the studio with a painter. But there’s really no academic responsible for my artistic development. The controversial concept known as “private life”, explains many of the things I make: a special curiosity for the further-professional senses owned by the projectable or projective: meeting, collision, association, influence – The way things get or stay together (or people); how can an object or action (building, picture, poem) shader or blind another; how a line, so similar to another (or figure similar to background) may change the sense of a drawing –though some think that lines impose spirit to the material, when it is harder, sharper or more elastic imposing to another one… Finally, how something so trivial can become so rare: the fetish-life of a car, book, map, pack or tool we have at hand: I think it would be the same mental map of the one buying a toy in the sex-shop than the one buying a deodorant in the supermarket, not far behind each job appears the idea that all our ideas have to do with sex and that it is unfair that this becomes profitable for “publicity”. With these same ideas I also write, literary.
Drawing Project [proyecto dibujo] (2005-2008)
Drawings on technical paper, manuals, books, brochures, maps, affective pictures (related to the body in general, sportive, erotic, family) on the frame-background of technical lines-linings.
Double Illustrations [Ilustraciones dobles] (2004-2008)
Dual drawings ("domestic couples" for poem book; erotic-sprotive drawings on maps, car accident articles, etc.)
Container project [Proyecto Envase] (2004-06)
Domestic container’s collection; cuts, deformations, transformations, sets.
Monument 1 [Monumento 1] (2000)
"The brick pyramid hides the view of the river and, fronting the attentive wandering forced by a hard floor, it presents the highest point if the consciousness challenging itself. The piece pretends to assume the impossible symbolic overcoming of the crisis: is not a trial: the postponement of trials brings up indesiphrable emptiness. "
Knots [Nudos] (1999-2008)
Material sets space-flat (metal, Wood, plastic, cloth) built from “linking enphasis”: knots, fusionated by heat or tied (natural size or scale).
Fair Project [Proyecto Expo] (1999)
Works near to architecture, of my own and with collaborations exposed in Buenos Aires, Viena and Rotterdam ("X-PO",con M.Nava, org. x PAC-R.D´Amico, M.Olabarrieta, S.Pagés, R.Lombardi y ot.; "1(3)advertencias..",con G. Diéguez, org. x P.Torroja y M.Corbálán)