By Ricardo Diaque

https://www.johnwentz.com/

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I’m Not Gonna Worry No More, 2018.

There comes a point in every young persons´ life when an important decision arises, to follow the “creative” path of an artist or not. This moment is generally more significant to those who are born with sensory hypersensitivity¹ or who develop it over time. It is quite obvious that those who choose to dedicate their life to the arts have a keen tendency towards hypersensitivity and ultimately, tend to express their reactions within their work. For John Wentz, this sensitivity started to determin his behavior since a very early age; instead of reading comic books he would…


By Ricardo Diaque

(https://www.valteradamcasotto.com/)

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“Black Star”, 2018.

When children start breaking things as a hobby it is very strange for them to be doing so just in order to re-create in different structures. Dismantling objects as a form of expression is common in contemporary art, but there is quite a big difference between conceptual art and ludic pass-times. Valter Casotto spent a lot of his childhood deconstructing objects so that to reconstruct them in such a way as to bring them back to life and to assign a new value to objects. …


By Ricardo Diaque

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Uncertain times often define the tendencies of the future, giving bigger opportunities to industries/people who are ahead of the curve and closing doors for those who are behind said curve. The tautological uncertainty that appeared on our planet since the beginning of 2020 solidified itself with the outbreak of a virus that quickly turned into a world-wide pandemic. A crisis that has me writing this piece in a state of quarantine, looking for alternative ways of work which as an emerging artist is quite obtuse and difficult. But this essay is not just about me, it is…


By Ricardo Diaque

(https://www.daannoppen.com/)

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Melancholy is a feeling that might best be expressed by abstract representations of thought, even though it is easy to fall into the realm of beauty whilst exploring the endless possibilities that emotion evokes. “Painting isn´t just a question of aesthetics, of painting pretty pictures, which perhaps isn´t so difficult” (Corinna Belz, Gerhard Richter Painting, Germany, Kino Lorber, 2011, Interview with Gerhard Richter). The difficult part comes when drawing the line between attaining the technique which is necessary in order to formulate a picture which holds a clear connection between emotion and image, thus forcing any spectator…


By Ricardo Diaque

(https://santiagopani.com/index.html)

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Attacking the canvas instead of handling it carefully is a better way of letting emotion show through the creative process, losing oneself in the limbo that emotional introspection almost always implies; a very egotistical approach towards creation, although Santiago Pani has found a way to merge sociability with intimacy. The path towards truth according to Lacan “could be conceived as an extension of what takes place in supervision… a work of elaboration which we shall call communitarian rather than collective, a work of analysis, among those who have experience of it… a work of rounding up knowledge…


By Ricardo Diaque

(http://www.danielmartin.nl/)

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The ontological studies that have been conducted which are related to patients with ADHD have never been as clear as the creative expression of an individual with a clear diagnosis. Daniel Martin explores the possibilities of anthropocentric interventions of natural time (in both digital and physical realms) in order to formulate structural materialistic compositions that reference an individual yet rizhomatic way (Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Rizhome , originally published in 1977)of perceiving form and though. An interesting allegory that Daniel often uses to explain his work is the action of dropping a series of objects on…

Ricardo Diaque

Mexican artist working within the fields that follow Neo-Conceptual Art. Writing critiques, statements and thoughts about others. Visit ricardodiaque.com

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