The artwork of Rocío Olivares explores the asymmetrical distribution of power and information, and the resulting centralization of resources within the context of globalization.
The exhibition Rewind suggests an exercise of distancing architectural systems and construction processes from the concept of private property. Olivares takes a long view of these appropriated images of mansions, thus converting them into miniaturized objects through various mediums, techniques, and formats. The artist herself concedes that the creation of these works is a guilty pleasure, as is the tension between the aspiration for ownership and the need for critical analysis. Rewind also looks back at a childhood of toys and scale models that structured our spatial perception and our desire. The pieces dialogue with each other, opening up a space of playful conversation that questions a range of subjects, from wealth accumulation to dwelling structures.