Ricardo Trigo, b. 1980
Throughout my career, my work has gradually focused on exploring the relationship between the informational paradigm and art. As well as, to derive the artistic research as a practice based on the production of free energy.
I trained as a self-taught painter from 1995 to 2001, then I graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, where I also presented my doctoral thesis: “Informacionalismo. Formas de colonización del progreso técnico sobre prácticas artísticas. 2010 – 2016” (2017).
Abstract of the thesis:
"This is a document with texts and images which produces a kind of variable electric impulse for some readers. It is written down by an artist in the Phd context of a Fine Arts University. The text deals about the work that others have already written and made, in a distort and clumsy way. A packet of filtered data which has been condensed, guided and introduced by a certain degree of freedom through the eight-artist works. This is also a way of projecting and performing my own artistic praxis. A chain of quotes and ideas which have been impulsed by the need for explaining and giving shape to the intuition that the technical progress and the scientific knowledge (at the beginning of the 21st century) have been colonized by the own artistic language; drawing its action area and subjugating it to a discursive material power which involves everything, including the meeting moment between you and the particles which maintain stable shapes of the different supports where these written words are pronounced".
About my work
My task is focused on collecting samples and connecting data about how Western techno-cognitive magma becomes naturalised within artistic knowledge. In this sense, the process of colonisation of human knowledge through science and technology has not only ingested the way art materializes, but also its discursive, disciplinary, economic and ideological genesis. In this way, on the one hand, my work is based on articulating evidence to make clear that process of subordination between progress and art, and on the other hand, I concentrate on making smimages fissures and relocations in that correspondence. In order to confront forces such as human animality, emotions or impulsivity on this normative system that is executed under the sign of progress. In short, my goal is to propose another type of non-binary reciprocity between technology and nature, between idea and form, between software and hardware, modifying their densities and changing its measures of value.
The Spark in the Flame, 2018 (ENG) (jpg)
Informational Performance, 2018 (ENG) (pdf)
Informacionalismo. Formas de colonización del progreso técnico sobre prácticas artísticas, 2017 (Phd) (ESP) (FULL or CONCLUSION) (pdf)
Ricardo Trigo por Ramón Salas, 2016 (Catalogue text) (ESP) (pdf)
Ricardo Trigo. The Dislocated Joint (By Sira Pizà, 2012) (Catalogue text) (ESP and ENG) (pdf)
A Conversation between Ricardo Trigo and David Armengol, 2016 (ENG) (pdf)
El paper de l’artista és el de descodificar la realitat des d’angles el menys normatius possible (By La Capella, 2016) (CAT) (pdf)
Entrevista a Ricardo Trigo (By Mit Borras, 2016) (Neo2) (ESP) (pdf)
Background Immunity (2016) by David Armengol (ENG or ESP) (pdf)
Destreza y torpeza común, 2016 (pdf)
Destreza y torpeza común (Spam to spam), 2016 (pdf)
Panorama, 2017 (ENG) (pdf)
3D Lighting Screws, 2018 [zip folder]
3D Screws, 2018 [zip folder]
3D Screws, 2016 [zip folder]
Untitled, 2018 [ttc file]
Drunk Arial, 2016 [otf files] [zip folder]
Drunk Oswald, 2016 [ttc file]
Euphoria and Disappointment, 2018-... [csv or pdf] (Last update: January 7, 2019)