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Recently we found Uruguayan sculptor Daniel Escardó, from Montevideo, upstairs in the gallery, installing a piece. He took some time to talk about geomteric connections, his laser cut scultpures, and the art scene in Punta del Este.
Escardó said, "The pieces I'm here installing first came to Miami in 2008 for Arte Americas, so it's great to see them come back to life like this. They're from a series called 'Arboles De Barbarismo,' as in 'trees of brutality.'"
"The theme of the pieces has to do with the idea that when all the trees are gone, these will be the trees."
"These pieces are made with acrylic. Not the paint, but the material that many products are made from. All the pieces are laser cut. I started using lasers to cut in 2006. It's fantastic. My work has a lot to do with computers, designing sculptures in computers, seeing, and making changes, cutting, and connecting. Everything has to connect. It's all about the geometric connection, like a puzzle."
"I'm still exploring this series. It takes a long time and a lot of investigation. Everything is an investigation."
"I'm also putting up a monumental piece. Used the laser for the cut, then took it to the foundry. There is an area in my country called Punta del Este, and el movimiento cultural es fuerte. It's full of art and fashion and people come from all over the world now and buy art there. And I love Miami."
Descardo's larger metal works look like this piece, which exhibited in the Miami Sculpture Biennale.
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