LUIS ÚRCULO: COMIC IS ART

ILMEX Special Design Edition

ILMEX Illumination has steadily increased its range of products and services, to the point where we can now offer a competitive integrated solution for decoration and lighting projects for interiors and exteriors. With the Special Design Edition project we take another step forward working with the leading international designersfrom various different fields — fashion, architecture, interior design and graphics design — have given us their vision of contemporary decorative lighting.

ILMEX Illumination - Teresa Sapey

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.

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

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…

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

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.

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

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.

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

ILMEX Illumination - Luis Urculo

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).