Description of artwork:
[This photograph] by Juan Pablo Garza occupies a zone of uncertainty: does the photo document a work of art, or is the photo the actual work? Is it subject or object? In his installations and sculptural work, Garza begins with the building blocks of artistic activity, such as collecting, ordering, constructing, and manipulating, to arrive at a composition that transforms the individual components through their correspondences. In Cinco capas de color
, Garza returns to the fundamental elements of photography such as color, light, and transparency.
Even if the questions raised by this work are of a formal nature, Garza is attentive to the means of production. Whereas the square may seem to be a reference to Geometric Abstraction, it is a direct consequence of the 6 x 6 camera format that Garza used to create the image.
(Source: Catalogue for the exhibition Portadores de sentido