12 Questions for Luis Urculo
I've long been intrigued by the overlap of design, art, and architecture, and one of the most interesting practitioners working in that realm today is Madrid-based Luis Urculo, whose works tread—and test—the boundaries between the mediums. This Friday, "Jet Lag," Urculo's first solo show in the United States, opens at San Francisco's The Popular Workshop.
Trying to pin down what's coursing through Urculo's mind by looking at his work is quite a tough feat. He is, after all, "interested in all that is peripheral to architecture—the processes, developments and approaches that can be manipulated, sampled and translated into other scales."
When flights are on time.
To design an opera set.
"Aren't you going to BUILD anything soon?"
The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq.
Last film watched:
"White Nights" by Luchino Visconti.
Things take time.
When not designing:
Cooking for my office. We're very much like a family and stop for an hour and a half each day to cook, talk, and eat.
The best seat in the house:
A Wegner sofa for a quick nap.
Wish you had met:
The director Busby Berkeley.
Looking forward to:
Seeing everyone at The Popular Workshop opening on Friday!
"Jet Lag: New Works by Luis Urculo" runs from January 20th to February 24th at The Popular Workshop, 1173 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109. An opening reception will be held Friday, January 20th, from 6:00-10:00 PM.