Lobo Velar De Irigoyen

Born in Buenos Aires, 1978. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Lobo Velar de Irigoyen was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies, and unique music and fashion, characterized by hip-hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. Lobo Velar’s work is a playful attempt to explore the intimacy of everyday life in a state of constant discontent and to pose questions regarding communication problems and conflicts of interpretation, desire, the traps of memory, and the passage of time. Velar uses cutouts from his photos and chooses those the pieces that tell less of the story. He draws and paints with different materials that make up the scene, accepting error as a human gesture.

Velar tries to disaccustom the gaze by endowing the memory with energy and thus engages in a conversation with a dissatisfied present where emptiness is transformed into content and time, rather than freedom, into a burden. And, perhaps, in this way redefine the roles to find a way to better interact with others and the environment, thus finding a form of happiness.

Recent exhibitions include: About Genres, IPERCUBO Gallery, Milan, 2023; En medio de un silencio impuesto, Phuyu, Galleria, Buenos Aires ARG, 2022; Un compás de espera, galleria d’arte BETA SUR, Buenos Aires, ARG, 2019; Lo que sigue crescendo, REGIA Art Gallery, BA, ARG, 2017; Todos los cielos son nuestros, Quimera Art Gallery, BA, ARG, 2014.




2021 Acrylic, photography, pencil, and paper on hardboard 85 × 90 × 4 cm


Corso di Porta Ticinese, 87 Milan