Drawing is a process where I explore/find what it is hidden, not visible to my eyes, or to my perception.
I need the help of very-small-everyday-stuff-made robots attached to my fingers. They are clockwork robots or electric robots that never appear in the final result. For me, the drawings are the most important thing, and I don´t like the idea to shift the attention to the robots. So I keep them out.
I am moving between something improvisational and something mathematical. I enjoy the contrast. I submerge myself in the net-lines depths. Blushes and auras of shacking machines, hybrid abstractions, blow-ups. from 9H pencils to 9B... Where to begin and when to finish? I describe -without useful purpose- the vast antimatter or inexistent territories. I'm slowly grasping the logic of the process-idea: Not to show poetry but a hidden reality.
Artist Bio / CV
Marcello Mercado was born in 1963 in Argentina. He lives and works in Brühl, Germany.
His work explore the relationship between biology, technology and art using a wide range of media. He thematises the images convertions, the visual intersections and fragmentations of what is not visible. The potential of drawing as meta-drawing.
He studied Film and TV at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
In 1999, He received a fellowship to study at the Academy of Media Arts Köln. Germany.
He made in 2000 a post-production residence at Centre du Creation Vidéo. Pierre Schaeffer Montbéliard, France.
He received in 1993 support from the Fundación Antorchas. Buenos Aires Argentina.
Prizes: Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 2012 in Interactive Art; The First Prize Videobrasil 1998 and 2001; Premio Konex. Buenos Aires. Argentina, 2002; Grand Prix Vidéoformes, Clermont-Ferrand. France 1999; Grand Prix 4a Mondial de la Video, Bruxelles, 1994; Main Prize Videofest Berlin 1994
Mercado has participated in several group exhibitions, including
Tent Gallery, Rotterdam.The Netherlands; The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; II Biennial of Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brasil; Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brasil; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany; Museo Castagnino. Rosario. Argentina; Sala Parpalló. Valencia, España; Museo Nacional y Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, España; La Caixa Forum, Barcelona; España; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brasil; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Galería Vanguardia, Bilbao, España; Kunsthaus Dresden. Germany;
Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, España; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, México; Edith Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst Oldenburg, Germany;
Goethe Institut Toulouse, France; Athens International Film and Video Festival. Ohio.USA; ChicagoFilmmakers., Chicago, USA; GND_Earth Gallery.Berlin. Germany; Galerie,Bruehl, Brühl, Germany; Galerie Blast Köln, Germany; etc