biography

Marcela Cabutti (La Plata, 1967) is a contemporary sculptor who makes carefully crafted pieces. Her artwork dialogue with the particularities of space, reconfiguring from the direct relationship with their environment. She works from her expertise, experience and intuition, giving shape to constructions that refer to architectural structures, as well as to glass installations that find their inspiration in organic shapes such as raindrops.

Her pieces -although they partially modulate a known language- become themselves new worlds, as unprecedented conformations crossed by concepts and affections that come from it, but at the same time exceed it, acquiring a life of their own. Its shapes and its materialities raise infinite questions.

The materials she uses show themselves bluntly -the ambages are in sight, the glass is translucent or colored- and also, some of the pieces find their nearest reference in architecture -such as arches and columns- but even so, the formal composition of these works appear to us in an obstinate and somewhat indiscernible way, as if they were slipping away to another time and to another space that does not fit entirely into that of our contemporaneity.

Her works are influenced by great architects such as Louis Kahn, as well as by large industries such as the San Carlos Glassware and the Ctibor brick factory, with whom she has a direct relationship by exchanging practices and skills.

Marcela Cabutti studied at the National University of La Plata where she received a Bachelor of Sculpture and Professor of Art History. Between 1995 and 1996 she participated in the Barracas Workshop (sculpture, installation and objects) directed by Luís F. Benedit and Pablo Suárez with the support of the Antorchas Foundation. This Foundation supported her studies of Master in Design and Bionics at the Centro di Ricerche Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy, as well as her residence during 1998-1999 at Delfina Studio Trust, in London, England. In 2000 she received a scholarship from the Medici Foundation to participate in the Artist Residence at Duende Studios, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and that same year she participated in a program launched by the Recoleta Cultural Center to carry out a residency at the Columbus College of Art and Design (Ohio, United States) working on blown glass, an experience that she had already started some years before with artist Signoretto pine in Murano, Venice. During 2013-2014 she was the General Coordinator for the Artist’s Residence at Brick Museum, and in the Art and Industry program at Fundación Espacio Ctibor, in La Plata, Argentina.

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artworks

Marcela Cabutti
Geo impact I. Geo impact II. Geo impact III
Stone plates, spheres modeled in clay from Sierra La Barrosa with slips of coloring oxides and kaolin spheres from the abandoned Sierra La Bachica quarry
45 x 67 in
2021
Marcela Cabutti
Fingerboard Armchair
Folded metal and flexible stone
32 x 32 x 19 in
2021
Marcela Cabutti
2.200 millions
Stone book. Edition by Tercera Persona. Edition of 10 + 1 AP
2 x 7 x 5 in
2021
Marcela Cabutti
Solar piece I. Solar piece II
Stone and clay spheres from Sierra La Bachicha
2021
Marcela Cabutti
Crystal branch
Branch and crystal leaves
33 x 13 x 2 in
2021
Marcela Cabutti
Tree with firefly scene
Tree branch, soaked transparent glass insect, clay sphere, stone base
16 x 8 x 5 in
2021
Marcela Cabutti
Mirá cuantos barcos aún navegan!
Putty, wood, plaster and painted PVC. Edition of 20 + 2 AP
11.8 x 11.8 x 11.8 in
2019
Marcela Cabutti
Barco Deseos
Edition of 50. 22-pages book. Artisanal production
5.5 x 8.1 x 0.5 in
2009-2020
Marcela Cabutti
Sol con mancha negra
Blown glass
39.4 x 39.4 x 39.4 in
2019
Marcela Cabutti
Lluvia con forma Turquesa
Blown glass
39.4 x 20 x 20 in
2019
Marcela Cabutti
Lluvia arcoíris
Blown glass
51.2 x 126 x 31.5 in
2019
Marcela Cabutti
Dragón y Osa menor
Blown glass. Variable measures
2018
Marcela Cabutti
Nube
Blown transparent glass
12.6 x 17.7 x 17.7 in
2018
Marcela Cabutti
Series: Geometrías del cielo
Blown transparent glass
2016-2019
Marcela Cabutti
Lluvia
8 pieces of blown black glass
33.5 x 19.7 x 14.7 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Mini Lluvia
11 pieces of blown transparent glass
21.7 x 15.7 x 21.7 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Mini Lluvia
9 pieces of blown turquoise glass
33.5 x 21.7 x 15.7 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Mini Lluvia
10 pieces of blown transparent glass
22 x 15.7 x 39.4 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Mini lluvia
12 pieces of blown transparent glass
23.6 x 15.7 x 29.5 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Arco
Miniature bricks and cristal piece
9.4 x 12.4 x 4.3 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Columna
Miniature bricks and cristal piece
15.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Arquitecturas del amor 2
Blown black glass
8.7 x 13 x 13 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Arquitecturas del amor 1
Blown transparent and black glass
13 x 13.4 x 13.4 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Arquitecturas del amor 4
Blown black glass
3.9 x 19.2 x 7.5 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Arquitecturas del amor 8C
Blown transparent and black glass
7.9 x 9.4 x 5.9 in
2015
Marcela Cabutti
Serie: Besos. Besos negros chico
Blown black glass
9.4 x 5.9 x 3.9 in
2014
Marcela Cabutti
Besos transparentes chico. Series: Besos
Blown transparent glass
5 x 10.2 x 4 in
2014
Marcela Cabutti
Besos negros grande. Series: Besos
Blown black glass
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 in
2014
Marcela Cabutti
Besos transparentes grande. Series: Besos
Blown transparent glass
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 in
2014
Marcela Cabutti
Alientos contenidos
3 pieces of blown transparent glass
each piece 16 x 11.8 x 19.7 in
2010
Marcela Cabutti
Lluvia Gruesa
12 pieces of blown transparent glass
70.9 x 59 x 30 in
2010

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