American red oak, cherry and maple
Taking inspiration from the traditional wooden blinds of Mediterranean towns, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón interprets wood through lighting and creates an ‘electric cloud’ for the Matadero space. Titled Nube (Cloud), the piece is made up of small pieces of wood, all the same and mechanically produced. Catalán has used a large-scale production process, which allows the creation of many elements repeated many times in a very simple way, leaving the craft component, which is the soul of his work, for assembly and installation. Small balls and cylinders made of red oak, cherry and maple wood form a sort of electrified mesh that filters the light and causes an interesting play of light and shadow that surrounds the visitor.