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Notes on Color by David Mutiloa [2015]

[25.02.15 — 15.03.15]

Grey Projects is proud to present Notes on Color, an Open Studio Exhibition by David Mutiloa.

Italian Radical Design was born from the growing dissatisfaction of designers with their roles in society, and their desire to redefine themselves. In a creative response to capitalism, these designers strove to use their designs to stimulate political and social engagement.

This attitude is recaptured in Notes on Color, Mutiloa’s ongoing research on the rise and fall of the movement. Using overlapping references to Radical Design, Mutiloa explores their prevalent political engagement and critical attitude. Contrastingly, he also trivialises these references by remodelling them into a series of abstract motifs and outdated designs in a new exhibition context.

Mutiloa’s residency is part of Singcat (singcat.info), an international exchange between Singapore and Barcelona, with our partners Hangar (hangar.org) and Les Bernardes (bernardes.cat).

David Mutiloa (Pamplona, Spain, 1979) graduated with a background in Industrial Design and Fine Arts. His solo exhibitions include: Good Displays Catch Crowds (Centro Huarte, Navarra, Spain, 2014), It’s hard to find a good lamp (García Galería, Madrid, 2013), and EXPO (Torre Muntadas, Barcelona, 2013). He has participated in many group exhibitions in Spain, Italy, and England — some of the highlights include: The World of Interiors (The Green Parrot, Barcelona, 2014), FACTOTUM (Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2013), Mutabilità. Strade del possibile (A. Marco Magnani, Sassari, Italy, 2013), as well as the iXIII Annual International Call for Young Artists’ (Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, 2012).

Mutiloa is also the recipient of several prizes and grants, including Blue Project Call for Artists 2014 - 2015 (Blue Project Foundation, Spain), Grants to Visual Artists Program 2013 (Gobierno de Navarra, Spain), Marco Magnani 2013 Young Artists Prize (A. Marco Magnani, Italy) or Guasch Coranty Grant for Artistic Creation 2011 - 2012 (Guasch Coranty Foundation, Spain).