January 13, 2019

This is Augusto Esquivel: The Art of Common Objects

augusto draws inspiration from the silent, patient and under appreciated common objects of our daily life. these objects represent his sense of self and his search for a place of belonging. his grandmother’s sewing box conjures the most magical buttons filled with unconditional love.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976, Augusto Esquivel is a sculptor who, in his own words, is “obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch.” Perhaps the best example of what he’s talking about is also his most famous creations: the suspended button sculptures.