Netai Halup is the founder of “Pujós Studios”, a co-working space with extensive exhibition activity and continuous inspiring events, today a hot-spot on Barcelona’s art-scene. But more than anything he is a committed artist and a contemporary, political being.
Read his artist statement here:
My body of work is a result of tentatives that explore the performativity of sculptures. I am working through a process of trial and error – problem solving; placing the ‘bodies’ I make in strained and fragile positions, then observing them and asking what role are they performing? How are they affected by the other elements? And most of all, what kind of tension exists in the atmosphere they are provoking?
The sculptural machinery I am constructing springs from tentatives in which bodies are being created; events where the potentialities and peculiarities of the materials are being studied, and where careful observations of accidents and their unknown methods are researched in depth. Through this, I am exploring the possibility in which precarity, resistance, subtlety, and tension can appear as poetic manifestations.
I create theatrical assemblages that explore the encounter between natural and industrial materials; I investigate their capacity to pre-form a poetic precarity, an uncertain one, the capacity to perform foreign tension, and to form new lines of flight in the given space.
My aim is to push this encounter to a meeting point where the materials are provoking each other to act, touching and activating one another, and where their characteristics can be manipulated to the point of otherness.