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Marcello Mercado
updated: 10/05/2012
website: www.marcellomercado.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Antimattter serie 2-22
Antimattter serie 2-18
Antimattter serie 2-62
Antimattter serie 2-53
Antimattter serie 2-30
Antimattter serie 2-29
Antimattter serie 2-09
Antimattter serie 1-30
Antimattter serie 1-26
Spirale-Laender 02
pirale-Laender 01
Spirale-Laender 03
R-Reihe 03
R-Reihe 05
Antimattter serie 2-67
 
Portfolio Keywords:  technology, systems, process, pattern, organic, abstract, biomorphic, conceptual, mapping
 
 
Antimattter serie 2-22 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-22
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-18 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-18
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-62 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-62
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-53 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-53
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-30 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-30
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-29 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-29
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-09 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-09
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 1-30 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 1-30
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 1-26 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 1-26
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Spirale-Laender 02 by Marcello Mercado
Spirale-Laender 02
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
pirale-Laender 01 by Marcello Mercado
pirale-Laender 01
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Spirale-Laender 03 by Marcello Mercado
Spirale-Laender 03
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
R-Reihe 03 by Marcello Mercado
R-Reihe 03
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
R-Reihe 05 by Marcello Mercado
R-Reihe 05
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 
Antimattter serie 2-67 by Marcello Mercado
Antimattter serie 2-67
hand with small robots,pencil on paper
2012
16,5" x  11,7" 

Artist Statement
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