Martin Calcagno, The world is mine! (detail), 2011. Polychrome bronze, Swarovski crystal, and wood, 200 x 50 x 50 cm.

Martin Calcagno

Buenos Aires

Elsi del Rio Contemporary Art

The Argentine artist Martin Calcagno created his own cardboard and wooden toys when he was a kid. At the age of seven, while visiting an exhibition of Japanese art, he discovered that he was meant to be an artist. His career thus far has led to shows in some of Buenos Aires’ most important cultural centers and galleries, as well as participation in several international art fairs. “The delicate fragrance of love in the Cañuela woods,” Calcagno’s 2009 exhibition at Elsi del Rio, consisted of carved tree trunks treated as blank pages on which to engrave (and expose) deep and private feelings. …see the entire review in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.