“Hybrids #12” by Alejandro Borges

My work explores how notions of contemporary “liquid” culture, can be represented by incorporating the un-conscious projections of reality. Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of Liquid Modernity describes contemporary society as defined by the characteristics of liquids and identifies a generational shift from “Solid Modernity” [the time of our grandparents] to “Liquid Modernity.” in which our definition of community as nation, culture, or civilization is dissolving earlier social patterns. Hybrids and Projections series are based on the notion of crossrelationships between Architecture, Art, Psychology and Biology. Drawing, painting, collage, and assemblage, become mechanisms of mediation between different interpretations of contemporary [liquid] culture, and spatial investigations. I explore concepts such as light,shadow, projection, transformation, etc., from a psychological perspective, particularly from Carl Jung’s theories, where they coexist in a series of dichotomies such as order/chaos, individual/ collective; subject/object; rational/irrational, and conscious/un-conscious.


size 20″ x 16″
medium Hand Drawing / Mixed media, Graphite, Ink, Watercolor
Price $1,200.00


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Alejandro Borges is an Assistant professor at the College of Architecture in Texas A&M University. Borges received his Master of Architecture from Cornell University, and obtained a professional degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is a practitioner Architect and design studio and visual arts professor. He has taught at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, Cornell summer design program, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, University of Texas in Arlington, Universidad de Cuenca Ecuador among others. He has lectured in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, United States, Dubai and Venezuela. His work has been widely published in national and international books, magazines, and web pages like ArchDaily, Texas Architect and Plataforma Arquitectura. He has developed a sustained exploration in painting, drawing, collage, and installations and has participated in many solo and collective exhibitions and fine arts biennials in Los Angeles, New York, Florida, Texas, and Venezuela. He has received many national and international recognitions and awards in art and architecture such as K-Rob International Delineation Competition, Wynwood international art exhibition first place, Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture finalist, Honorary Mention at Biennial of Architecture in Quito, Ecuador among many others. He recently was awarded the Montague Center for Excellence Scholar from Texas A&M.

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