We spoke with Carolina Díez-Cascón,
On Paper 2017 curator.
¿Why is it so important to claim the use of paper in emerging art?
Paper has found its own place in the art market. The crisis has regenerated and changed the art market and the artistic media. Paper did well in this situation because it is cheap and easy to transport, ideal for a global market. All the changes and revolutions come from social situations, that’s why the works on paper are in a very interesting moment, they mirror the current situation and evolution of the art world.
Which formats and techniques will we find in Swab?
This new editions will bring together new techniques, from installation to drawing. But all the techniques are related to the new symbolism of paper. Which is not only a media but a concept itself.
Are young artists using paper in a new way?
Yes, paper is expanding its horizons, its mixed with new techniques, 3d laser printing, metallic pigments etc. Creating a versatile media full of opportunities which is getting far from classical drawing.
A tip for the newcomers: How did you got interested by works on paper? What hunted you about this material/media?
As a young collector paper is a format which helps you to start, as I told you it is affordable. My first artwork was an ink diptych made on photography, from this first piece I have been evolving and understanding the new meanings of works on paper. My last piece was by the artist Flurin Bising, a very interesting artists who managed to synthetize this new language on paper.
Which is the current situation of paper in the art market, in contrast with other formats like painting or sculpture?
Paper is a formant which is gaining space and in a constant evolution, because of its versatility and adaptation to the space, paper is gaining relevance in the current art scene.
Artsy + SWAB Barcelona | Online Preview Launches 18 September, 2019
Swab Barcelona 2019 Last Call
We speak with Alberto and Ginette Rebaza
We talk with Omar López-Chahoud
We speak with Marlise Jozami
We speak with Roser Figueras
We talk to Giuseppe Casarotto
We speak with David Armengol
Meet Swab Barcelona 2019's Selection Committee
We present Swab 2019
We talk with Domenico de Chirico
We speak with Jérôme Pantalacci
Swab presents Swab Performance
Swab 2018 warms up
We present Seed 2018
The Cactus and the Desert. Exhibitors
We present MYFAF 2018
We speak with Irene Campolmi
We speak with Giuseppe Casarotto
We speak with Harold Berg
We speak with Danny Baéz
We speak with Domenico de Chirico
We want to be your first
The Cactus and the Desert