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Member Mondays: David Magán

posted on 11:29 AM, December 7, 2015
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Member Profile:
www.glassart.org/cgi/page.cgi?mid=84453&cmd=show_profile&_id=1430


Tell us about yourself!

I was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1979. Today I work and live in a very peaceful place in Guadalajara, Spain. After several years of studying applied arts in Madrid, I started my career as a sculptor in 2003.

Since 2011, I have been represented internationally by Galería Cayón (Madrid). I have exhibited my work internationally in remarkable art fairs (ARCOmadrid, PINTA London and Miami, ArtBo, Zona Maco) and group exhibitions (Spain, Denmark, France, USA, South Korea, Italy), and have organized 8 solo exhibitions around Spain.

 

Why do you work with glass as a medium?

I started using glass in a workshop about artistic stained glass in 2012. Since then, I have become fascinated with the possibilities of primary color glass sheets. As a geometry lover, I realized that I found, at last, a material with an incredible potential for discovering new ways of expression in contemporary sculpture. It allowed me to develop a new language in which the three dimensional artwork became a more open object, and in which the different primary colour glass layers overlap each other to create new colors.

 

What themes do you pursue in your work?

The main motivation of my work is the pursuit of beauty through harmony, equilibrium, and proportion. This involves a conceptual process aiming to generate a matter of interest from the spectators, as well as giving them the opportunity to exalt different aspects of the artwork through their contemplation.

Geometry, color, transparency, and light are the “core” themes in my work. But, the attention to size proportions among the spectator, the sculpture, and the space it inhabits is also one of the focal points of my work. In fact, it is the challenge of adapting my work to unique and distinctive surroundings that I find most satisfying and inspiring; it is the aim to contrive a site-specific piece that is capable of communicating with its setting in an outstanding and beautiful way.

 

What is your dream project?

To be commissioned to create a site-specific artwork, possibly an interactive one, in a public space. To be able to approach art with the general public and that the artwork becomes an icon for the community. I know it is an ambitious one...

 

Why are you a member of GAS?

I think being part of a society that promotes glass artists is a must for an artist that uses glass as a main medium. Both, for self-promotion and for helping promote glass art in the society.


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