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A. Cartú is a New York based Mexican artist currently enrolled in the Parsons MFA Fine Arts program (2019). For the past ten years he has dedicated his practice to exploring the fields of architecture, sculpture and design in different schools and workshops in Mexico City, Paris, London, New York and Japan. As an artist he explores materiality through different time-based elements such as frozen ink, melting wax, ice and butter, combined with the more stable structures of plaster, concrete, ceramics, wood and canvas.
In his practice, Instead of thinking about what parts of his identity make him different and set him apart as an individual, he delves into the inner aspects of himself that can connect his work with audiences, beyond specificity of external traits. In exploring this interconnectedness, he attempts to reach emotions and ways of being that stand above a particular historical, political or social context.
While this path of research is a new direction in his work, he believes it is one of many ways of looking at things, one that he would neither extol as the infallible truth, nor hold above other points of view. It has, however, allowed him to pursue new and unexpected avenues of artistic exploration and production, ones that he had not previously considered in his practice, and which he believes will lead him to create a new body of work that connects materiality with the ideas of a universal human experience.