This is how J.M. Barrie introduces the island where the adventures of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys take place. It is a fitting description as well of Gonzalo Arbutti’s studio, a microcosm where he develops his morphological adventures, a minute space that holds a vast experimental universe full of small and simple, yet lovely, tentative compositions that give shape to a rich constellation of materials, forms, and colors.
Monoambiente asked Gonzalo Arbutti to participate in its series of interventions, challenging him to move beyond that island crammed with “lost objects” and grow, like Peter Pan, in order to occupy the gallery’s space and, in so doing, enrich his own formal language by tackling basic ideas like scale and volume.
In Gonzalo Arbutti’s words:
“The basic idea is the assemblage of different elements, the way they meet and interact to form a unit.
It is not only a question of sensibility, but also of aspirations and inspirations, of cosmic intuition.”
Intuición Cósmica is the title of a cosmological series of pieces through which Gonzalo Arbutti reworks the scale of his universe, extending and growing as he ventures into the conquest of space.
* J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, 1901