The work of José Arnaud Bello constructs connections among apparently discrete disciplines and fields of knowledge. In it, references to Architecture, Sculpture, Land Art and Conceptual Art are integrated with perspectives coming from other fields like Sociology, Epistemology, Physics, Economy or Geology. Independently of their particular working medium and context, each one of his projects is defined by a clear sculptural interest, an interest on the processes through which things take form and on the variables involved in them. This is not a concern for form by itself but for the rational mechanisms through which we make sense of it as well as for the historical processes that generate it.
In this view, form takes an almost epistemological value and the work of José Arnaud Bello is devoted to identifying, unveiling and manipulating the formal processes that are triggered when a certain way of thinking, understanding things and acting collides with a specific material or spatial condition.
In an age where information circulates in a more agile way than objects, José Arnaud Bello understands the artistic work as necessarily involved in its own communication. In that sense, the objects, spaces and/or actions that emerge from his practice become relevant as they take part of a larger narrative, as they act as documents, means of communication and tools for making/thinking.
His pieces are then collections of documents of a particular way of making and thinking on form. These documents vary in their medium; they range from the object and space itself to photography, drawings, video, stories and text.
Jose Arnaud-Bello, From walls and Mounts
OMR Gallery / Mexico D.F
Feb - March 2011