Once in a while we, Proyecto Ensamble, bring enjoyment and inspiration to many admirers, collectors and consumers of art. All this through our exhibitions and interactive publications that stand out for their iconic design, designed to encourage creativity and apread the work of the best creatives.
The Gentleman Cat template of paper cat masks, released during 2020, is the proposal for the new publication, which is part of the iconic exhibition series and line of limited editions of masks and paper toys that we create, highlighting the work of the creatives summoned to intervene the templates designed by Proyecto Ensamble.
The concepts behind the Gentleman Cat series are courage, valor and power represented by the totemic figure of cats. Felines are also associated with the sun, and vitality in some cultures (pumas and jaguars from Latin America).
Like this totem is intuition, psychic powers, and creative inclinations. It is also capable of neutralizing darkness, and being a guide on our path of self-realization. Therefore we wanted to crystallize this spiritual, physical and energetic force so that it accompanies you on your journey, at least for a while.
For this edition we made an open call during 2020 plus a series of invitations that were extended to various artists that we felt were aligned with the new proposal. As a result of this compilation work, we obtained 33 collaborations, which we will soon be able to see here, of which 16 were curated to edit and publish. I have to emphasize that here we are 2 of us who do everything, between curing, marketing and press, administration and accounting, we are winery technicians, studio directors, salespeople, we ourselves do social networks, we are designers, web developers, writers, archivists, and photographers, a 3-year job that we make available to you starting today.
Finally the artists printed for the series are Maggie Chiang (USA), Semangad (CHI), Artichokat (CHI), Roman Klonek (DEU), Devin Forst (USA), Toshi (BOL), Jko Sánchez (CHI), Terror (ARG), Xilango (MEX),
Adolfo Correa (CHI), Dagdraw (CHI), YoSoyBuque (MEX), Birdaz (GTM), Cristian Bastias (CHI), Shake Blushie Bloom (PER) and the design of the mask created by the talented Peruvian designer Zarella Solis
As always, we are grateful to all the talented artists who have been willing to collaborate with us. It has been a pleasure working with you and you have been a fundamental pillar to keep our project going, we love you <3