Alejandro Urrutia works with the synergies between architectural and sculptural principles. After ten years as an architect he now uses the médium of sculpture to play with how architectural rules can be reinterpreted and transgressed.
He draws on the rich relationship between his two disciplines to generate new perspectives within the forms he creates and to consider how a piece relates within its physical and social context.
Over ten years his architectural studio derived its principles from his a passion for material properties, how they behave and perform. In sculpture this focus has deepened, for example, Steel sheets become the site of investigation. His sculptures have so far employed metal to do so, but he is presently experimenting with new works in stone and exploring ways of combining the two contrasting materials.
2006: BA Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2006-2008, architect, duquemotta.com
2008-2016, founder, unarquitectura.cl
2016, sculpture course with Eugenio Dittborn
2017, London Sculpture Workshop (londonsculptureworkshop.org)
2017, solo show “Balance”, Nac Gallery (galerianac.cl)
2017-present, lives and works in Copenhagen