Guillermo Kuitca - Latin America New York Saturday, October 3, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Devotional Benches, Confessional Booths, Mercy Seats and Altars; Fundraising tables; Gambling Tables; Workout Machines; Peep Show and Video Booths and Work Stations
    In The Neufert Suite, closely related to his group of painting Castle to Castle, Kuitca continues his longstanding exploration of the relationship between the individual and the ordered environment. Here Kuitca uses the universal symbols derived from Ernst Neuferts' Architects' Data and the architect's cyanotype metod, commonly known as a blueprint, to render the spatial and equipment layouts of such varied spaces as a sex shop and a sausage factory.
    "I was always fascinated by the Neufert, that architectural catalogue where the world is completely organzied, measured, calculated. Taken to painting, any project connected with that cataloging spirit becomes totally absurd. Painting produces an enormous referential arbitrariness, while architecture does just the opposite." -Guillermo Kuitca, eited by Hans-Michael Herzog and Katrin Steffen, Hatje Cantz, 2007 

  • Artist Biography

    Guillermo Kuitca

    Argentinian • 1961

    Guillermo Kuitca is an Argentinean child prodigy who held his first solo exhibition at age thirteen. He emerged as a painter during the 1980s, rejecting the neoexpressionist trend of the time. Yet his art is intellectually demanding, formally complex and relevant to the historical moment.

    Kuitca is influenced by Antoni Tápies, Francis Bacon, Jenny Holzer and Pina Bausch. His paintings denote total abstraction and deal with space, language, deat, and travel. His series of maps from the 1990s depicted on canvases and mattresses explore themes of disappearance, migration and the importance of memory. He rarely depicts humans, and his map paintings are difficult to decipher geographically, allowing viewers to meditate on the psychology of space.

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The Neufert Suite

The complete set of six cyanotypes, on Aguarelle Arches watercolor paper.
46 1/2 x 46 1/2 in. (118.1 x 118.1 cm).
All signed, dated and numbered 8/9 in pencil (there were also 3 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, Tampa, Florida (with their blindstamp).

$20,000 - 30,000 

Latin America

3 Oct 2009
New York