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Artist ID: 2534

My work is an exploration of the structure of materiality as it relates to language and temporality. Prompted by the process of translation, I use several mediums to meditate over the material quality of being. Often time I use large-scale woodcuts to depict fragmented spaces that exist simultaneously in the realm of the symbolic and the imaginary. Sometimes I use found objects and ceramic installations to simulate artifact sites from these spaces. In the end, I try to compose a space balanced in both the past and present. I am very interested in the space that exists between what is constantly eroded by time, and the things that permeate to the surface of the present. In the process of examining the synthesis of new and old, I become aware of the forces that preserve and obscure what remains. But by approaching my practice as a process of translation, I am gaining at the same time I am loosing.

Sergio Suárez (B.1995) is a Mexican born, Atlanta based visual artist and printmaker. He graduated Georgia State University in 2021 with a B.F.A in Drawing Painting and Printmaking / concentration in Printmaking.His practice, prompted by an interest in translation, explores the structure of materiality in relation to language to reconcile the material condition of being, and the intangible echoes that attempt to describe it. His work has been shown around Atlanta, in spaces such as Day & Night Projects, THE END Project Space, ShowerHaus Gallery, the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Take it Easy Gallery, and the Atlanta Contemporary. Internationally, his work has been included in several group exhibitions such as the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in London, the Haugesund Internasjonal Relief Festival in Norway, OPED Space in Tokyo, and the Ionian Arts Center in Greece; where he was an artist in residency in 2017 and 18. His work is also included in the SGCI archives of the Zuckerman Museum. He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia where he is part of the Studio Artist Program at the Atlanta Contemporary. He has two cats.

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