Under your armpit, 2022
The work takes the idiosyncratic humor of Alvaro Urbano’s visual tricks that comprise his immersive architectural installations. These built environments are often in dialogue with the history of a place or building, revived in a temporary realm of fiction and performance. A radiator, seemingly made of steel, is in fact meticulously created with papier-mâché. Upon it rests a nest holding within it three small canary eggs, as if a bird decided to settle there.