First UK Exhibition by Colombian Artist Mateo López at Gasworks

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LONDON.- Gasworks presents the first UK exhibition by Colombian artist Mateo López. The exhibition follows three months of research and studio practice in London as part of Gasworks International Residency Programme. Mateo López is interested in drawing as a tool that gives the first tangible form to ideas. From mind maps to architectural plans, drawings help visualise concepts and trace thought processes. When extending his drawings into three-dimensional objects, the artist remains committed to the potential of an idea rather than its transformation into a product. The resulting objects are often strikingly lifelike but inert, free from the pressures of success and failure. For Made to measure, López responds to Gasworks’ exhibition space which he treats as a drawing, a grid. The artist will mark the space, suggesting a mock-up of a structure yet to be assembled. New corners and angles will serve as display surfaces for a