1966 · Argentina
Nicolás Guagnini's new drawings, made at home during his own quarantine in spring 2020, are meditations on the global COVID-19 pandemic and the various permutations of how the virus affects the body. His subjects, rendered in profile in a circuitious, coiled line, depict the heads of persons who are positive for coronavirus – whether asymptomatic or afflicted by cough or fever. Each human form is surrounded by complex color gradations rendered in color pencil.
Nicolás Guagnini (b. in 1966 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He recently exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at The Tarble Art Center in Charleston, IL. His collaborative entity Union Gaucha Productions showed at Artists Space in New York in 2015. He was also a founding member of Orchard, the seminal artist-run gallery located on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side from 2005-2008. Guagnini recently authored the essay “White Male/Black Balls” in the catalog Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts for the Museum of Modern Art, New York.