Packing Cardboard and tape have been the signature materials Carlos Bunga has used to create three dimensional paintings, sculpture and large-scale site specific interventions. All refer to architecture, display and related protocols of viewing works of art. His constructions also seem to allude to the ephemeral construction encountered in urban settings that provide shelter to transient people, therefore calling upon precariousness and fragility, as well as the contrast of permanent and temporary architecture, and the way it can or not adapt to changing conditions.
One also thinks of the permanence of the exhibition space and the impermanence of the exhibition as two time frames experienced in the same space. Straddling the divide between sculpture and painting, Bunga’s deceptively delicate works are characterized by an intense study of the combination of color and materiality, while at the same time emphasize the performative aspect of the creative act.