Barbara Di Prete, Luciano Crespi
Martí Guixé. Interior and Exhibition | Catalogue for a virtual exhibition
In each one of his interior and exhibition design pieces, displayed here across eleven rooms, Martí Guixé takes the deliberate search for a style and replaces it with an unmistakable way of playing with the things found in our world and the words that define it, to give meaning and significance to what we do and the places we live in, avoiding any facile references or nods to trends.
Hidden under a veil of seeming innocence, his projects and the way he conveys them open up new worlds and create a sense of wonder. In his case, it seems right to speak of conceptual design, an approach which, as in a certain kind of art, aims to free the artist’s work from submission to the material, to turn attention to the conceptualisation of the image and the quest for the real meaning of the things that surround us.
The eleven rooms are themed, each hosting works or projects considered homogeneous in terms of their underlying conceptual approach and design expression: a way, perhaps the only possible way, of arranging works that cannot be easily categorised, by one of today’s most brilliant designers.