Dionisio GONZÁLEZ - Inter-Acciones
Galerie Richard is pleased to present Dionisio González’s second solo exhibition in Paris from July 1 to 29, 2023. Each work of art represents a single building in a landscape in Spain or Alabama (USA). Drawn in black and white, in small format, it is the most intimate series of the artist, the most essential of all because it is for him to insert a single virtual construction in an unprocessed landscape. Dionisio González continues to place his virtual architectures in a real space between which they succeed in being considered plausible. At the same time, by mixing the past, the present and the future, it condenses our sense of time in a confusing way, which could be a way of expressing the rapidity of change of our time.
The series Inter-Acciones was exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Metz on the exhibition Les Portes du Possible, art & science-fiction from November 5, 2022 to April 10, 2023.
In 2013, Dionisio González produced Inter-Acciones, a series of small engravings where, for the first time, black and white images offer an impossible encounter, full of inconsistencies, between precarious architectures and Nature… The unfinished structures of more than a decade ago have become mysterious isolated houses in environments as heterogeneous as a field, a forest, a salt marsh, a beach and even a reservoir. Each of these buildings has its own personality, and a strange relationship with its setting, developing silently without any apparent human intervention. According to them, it seems that we are facing an uncertain future filled with abandoned houses, as if a silent catastrophe had occurred and all that remained was an imprint of what had been built… This set of architectures – are they habitable objects or ruins? Or surprises that the walker encounters in the face of abandonments that lead us to a state of deterioration and imperfection?
The Inter-Acciones series focuses on the concept of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright because of the large number of summer residences he built in the woods or near lakes Wisconsin and Michigan and in the wooded suburbs north of Chicago. This immateriality, this transparency, this early gesture towards the integration of the atmosphere in architecture (Marcel Breuer), towards the recruitment of nature as a shared and therefore absorbing space, is reflected in the series of Inter-Actiones. The weight is supported by stilts (Le Corbusier) and the air flows freely in the building. The Inter-Acciones series is also a tribute to mid-20th century modern architecture in California, such as Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Albert Frey, Craig Elwood, Pierre Koenig, Rafael Soriano, William F. Cody, Quincy Jones with structures built in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Montecito, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles or Desert Hot Springs that make us think, As Andreas Huyssen said, This obsession with the ruins hides the nostalgia of an era of early modernity, where the possibility of imagining other futures had not yet disappeared.
Dionisio González (Gijón,1965) is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville. His works are presented in collections such as the Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris, the ING Art Collection in Amsterdam and the Margulies Collection in Miami. His work has been exhibited in several institutions and museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Museum de Arte de São Paulo, the Toronto Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art….