The powerful death 2019

The piece was produced as a collaboration with
the writer Domenico Chiappe and the musician
Santiago Burelli in memoriam of the writer’s

After a period of experimentation with the material, I thought if it is possible to represent an unknown thing.
While reading Kishio Suga’s essays on work from
a Zen perspective I understood that for a thing
to appear, a human-made deliberate act must be
imposed, a mechanical treatment must occur. An
object clearly exists as it transforms.
Influenced by the logic of nothingness from Kitarō Nishida, where he posit that none is eternal, each being is a mutable and changing reality, I reached a shape that represents a lived life as an endless entering and letting out of matter through light, shadow, balance, transformation, change, and movement, understanding it as a dialectic between immanence and transcendence.

The powerful death 2019

Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.

Miguel Angel Benz


The fact that MARB was trained as an Architect (2009-2016) informs his experience of matter, space, and time, and it is also the reason why he understands public space as a place to be built collectively. In college he majored in philosophy of space and time, geometry, sculpture, landscape and construction courses where he had to design and build experimental structures.
After having participated in different architecture competitions and working in many studios, both as student and professional, MARB began studying artists related to the Mono Ha movement or School of Things, including: Isamu Noguchi, Takesada Matsutani, Lee Ufan, Keiji Uematsu, Kishio Suga, Nobuo Sekine, Susumu Koshimizu, Jiro Takamatsu, Kwon Young-Woo, Park Seo-Bo, Toshikatsu Endo, Jiro Takamatsu and Noboru Takayama.

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