Constanza Giaquinto – Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Extracción”- Electronic own gall stone, 2014

“Extracción”- Electronic own gall stone, 2014

Briefly describe the work you do.

Today I find myself developing my work from an experimental search within a guideline research between printmaking, mixed media, photography and new technologies. From 2013 I am doomed to a project entitled “Altered Objects”, in which different processes objetual both manifest and personal experimentation, leading to the final work. As a concept I start from a personal quest to understand how vital structures of rigid thought to possible external disturbances work. Then leave the world and go developing micro divergent concepts that along each process then converge on one point: “THE NEED TO BE SUBJECT TO UNDERSTAND OUR OWN EXISTENCE”. This is represented from the first experiment to obtain solid objects, which are based on on liquid substances and manipulatable state. Then incorporate new technologies that will allow the interaction of the different states of matter. I work from the inside to the outside.

Tell us about your background and how that has had an influence on you as an artist.
Every experience that man develops, alters the context of psychological and interpersonal relationships that alternates other partner. I think this brings us to a place in common that we can all access in order to understand our reality and accept, then accept others. This idea is what brought me to art. The desire to communicate and demonstrate another way to perceive our existence. Thus, from my personal search in which I try to express myself as I am, to find the best possible balance between the artist and mother  who I am. Then in relation to my work (“Altered Objects”) I try to make visible different states of aggregation of the same substance, looking for a real understanding of the physical alteration – tangible chemistry, relative to other less noticeable emotional states.
prototype "Altered Objects” - Robot installation, 2015

prototype “Altered Objects” – Robot installation, 2015

The concept of the artist studio has a broad range of meanings in contemporary practice. Artists may spend much of their time in the actual studio, or they may spend very little time in it. Tell us about your individual studio practice and how it differs from or is the same as traditional notions of “being in the studio”.
Living. Only if I consider myself alive, and that’s enough for me to begin processing. I think if given situation for me was intense, I understand that you can be just as intense for another, that’s when then sack the focus of me and start to express from the internal to the external. So I think the moment of creation can start at every moment.
I spend time in my studio, often only thinking, feeling, and when the situation requires, in full action.
What roles do you find yourself playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?
I live the moment as if it were a game where I can be suddenly researcher, scientist, writer. Everything that i want to play.
When do you find is the best time to make art? Do you set aside a specific time everyday or do you have to work whenever time allows?
Every day I have to go through the studio, whether to change something in the work or just to observe and reflect. I think there are not  time of day perfect. I try to listen internally when is  that moment and I intend to be there.
matrizdetalle1How has work changed in the past five years? How is it the same?
My way of perceiving art, my work has changed enormously since 2012. In my education, especially in printmaking; I began to feel I had much more out there. That art could be multidisciplinary and could reach another level of commitment to myself and society. Coincidentally life put me in front of my current professor Daniel Olmedo Alvarez who gave me endless tools, to expand my work.
How have people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers, other artists or even pop icons had an impact on the work you do?
I think all those with whom I share daily life have been contributing to my work. My parents, my children, my partner, my brothers, my friends, teachers. Alongside those celebrated artists that we can all admire. Personally, I have great admiration for the work of Alberto Grecco.  Writers like Alejandra Pisarnik, Jorge Luis Borges, Herman Hesse,  Virginia Woolf, are some of my favorites.
Have you ever been pulled in the direction of a pursuit other than being an artist? What are your others interests?
From childhood art it has haunted my mind. Either from the literature, theater or visual arts. Honestly I never thought to do something else, because I would not know that another run on. I like to read about psychology, philosophy. To think in writing, to act … But I think that all this can be concentrated in one thing, which I can access as needed for my work.


PrintEgresada del Instituto Superior Nueva Escuela de Diseño y Comunicación de la Carrera de Bellas Artes; trabajo como profesora de Grabado y Artes combinadas en mi Taller dictando cursos y talleres de dibujo, grabado, elaboración y producción de Proyectos. 
Realicé estudios de Interfaces electrónicas, Interfaces robóticas, Video instalación, Producción de obra con nuevos medios y Robótica aplicada al arte. 
Dedico el tiempo a la investigación y trabajo con nuevos medios expresivos con técnicas mixtas de grabado, monotipos, aguafuertes, aguatintas, aglutinantes, dibujo, fotografía digital, metal, madera, acrílico, mecanísmos, textos, costura con hilos e intervenciones sobre diferentes papeles y soportes, teniendo 20 trabajos de mi producción que ilustran diferentes tapas de libros de novelas. 
Actualmente me encuentro incursionando en el estudio, investigación, formulación y producción de obra que involucra Arte y nuevos medios: electrónica, robótica, grabado experimental, fotografía digital, video experimental, programación en Arduino y ensamble de objetos. 
Si bien tengo una corta trayectoria poseo una basta producción de obra que enmarca mi estilo y forma de expresar a través de mis trabajos. 
Dentro de las exposiciones realizadas desde el año 2003 se encuentran: “64 átomos de barro” y “La naturaleza del Ser” en la Provincia de Córdoba; “Tras lo emerge” y “Prototipos: arte y robótica” en el Instituto Superior Nueva Escuala de Diseño y Comunicación; e “Imágenes del dolor. Arte para la esperanza” en el Museo del Holocausto en Argetina.

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