Luis Úrculo is specialized in small, undefined, open-format architecture projects. He is interested in everything surrounding architecture: processes, developments and considerations that can be manipulated, sampled and transposed to other scales, adapting to the composition of the project and creating new scenarios and expectations that nobody had thought of before. He has undertaken projects in diverse formats, including ones for Philippe Starck, Sybilla, Davidelfin, AbsolutLab, La Casa Encendida, Matadero, Rolling Stone, or the tenth Bienal de Arquitectura & Urbanismo.
The motifs are lightened in two phases. In the second phase, more briefly and subtle, tiny modifications change just the eyes: changing their expression, looking away, blinking…
The lighting motifs are conceived to decorate street lanterns or interiors. A higher complexity and variation of the installation is achieved by altering the point of suspension.
The object consists of a metal structure covered by white coloured acrylic glass and lightened in the interior by LED stripes. Black vinyl on the exterior mimics the grain of wood.
He teaches alongside Jaime Hayón at the IED, Madrid. His work has been exhibited at International shows such as the eleventh Venice Biennale, Dama Aflita gallery (Oporto), Montevideo Bienal, Fabrica Features (Lisbon), ArtBasel2010 (Switzerland), CutLog Art Fair FIAC10 (Paris), Transculturelles des Abattoirs (Casablanca), National Glyptoteque (Athens) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid).