Client: PALACIO LEGISLATIVO DE SAN LAZARO
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Completion date: 2018
alejandro de la vega
constructive abstraction; Symbolic representation of chaos and order; That is formed through the dialogue between volumes and textures. In the piece, the light and the shadow transform the emptiness: in contour, in volume… in shape.
The vermilion color background is used to give contrast and depth to the set that is created, by combining parametrically the position and direction of the concrete pieces that make it up. Although these are identical and that their position is precise and orderly, the appearance resents us to chance and chaos.
Material: Lightened concrete.
Size: 19.67 x 5.25 ft / 236 x 63 in / 600 x 160 cm
I attempted to construct a sculpture that would reflect Congress; to do so, I needed a piece that would replicate itself over and over, reflecting the order of the people's representatives, but it also had to have confusion and chaos to represent the various points of view they represent.
We chose to use a light mix of white concrete and CNC routers for the mold because the pieces needed to be solid and mounted in a wall. These pieces will be joined as 5 stele's to form one big concrete mural, the red vermilion paint enhances the white concrete, and a special asymmetric lighting completes the shadows and contrast.