The idea of the fragment and modularity are constants in Pep Agut’s work, as are elements from the activity of painting and art generally – easels, canvases, exhibition cases and so on. In this piece, the artist uses painter’s canvases to construct volumes or architectural objects. Freed from the iconographic load that it usually carries, the canvas becomes a grid, construction material. Agut builds a room at full scale, a dwelling that operates as a negative space to explore the very notion of habitability. In this way, the space of representation becomes an inhabitable place that has yet to be defined, an environment that requires human presence in order to be activated.
Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.