MARTIN TOUZON AR
Martín Touzón (b. 1985) completed the Artists Program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where he also graduated as an economist. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions in places such as: La Pecera (UY), Fundación El Mirador (AR), Viadellafucina16 (IT), CDAV (CUBA), Zmud Galería (AR), RO Galería (AR) and Fiebre Galería (AR). Martín has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre (Canada) and Premio Italia – Argentina per l’Arte (IT). In recent years, he has received public support from the Mecenazgo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, the Fondo Metropolitano de la Cultura, las Artes y la Ciencia and the Beca del Bicentenario del Fondo Nacional de las Artes (AR). Un tiempo de duda, was selected to be installed in Recoleta during Art Week 2021. His work is part of private collections in Germany, Argentina, Austria, Colombia, Spain, United States, England, Italy and in the public collection of La Rural (AR).
Affective pulse is a large-scale neon sculpture. The light it emits bathes the space, the objects and the people who pass through it. Suspended, the work moves and guides us through the rooms. The change of colors and intensity of the light accompanies us on this journey, and immerses us in a new environment, creating a context of possible encounters. A nearby movement or a slight current of wind, can cause a friction between the neon glass and, in response, a sound. Its fragility is exposed, and responds to how vibrant some encounters can be. The dialogue between neon light and day and night, the relationship between technology and nature, accentuates the cycle, the passing of time, and drags us like the waves to the stars. Everything seems to collapse. The light is delayed, deformed and affects us…will this be the moment to move forward or simply an opportunity to contemplate?