The series of sculptures ironically titled Very unique object has been created with 3D modeling software and later executed with prototyping technology (stereolithography). The author has placed the original models on the Internet for public use, at a URL that is part of the pieces themselves. Without abandoning his particular sensitivity, Arregui explores in this way the relationships between technology, intellectual property and the fetishization characteristic of the art market.
These “unique objects” propose a reflection on the traditional way of looking at artistic works, since what we find in the “territory” of art, the gallery, is only a copy of an original accessible to anyone on the web. The precise inscription on the base contrasts with the baroque treatment of some forms that refer to a mysticism present in other of his works, such as Thirst for the infinite or Love without reward, which, in turn, address issues such as the dematerialization of reality.
The project directly addresses the idea of change that creative work has undergone. Today we live in a post-industrial society where goods are immaterial. With this shift from the industrial age to that of information or that of knowledge capitalism, there is a significant difference: these immaterial goods can be reproduced without loss. Furthermore, in order to function on the established scale of values, the distribution of these intangible assets must be restricted. This is done with the help of intellectual property laws, copyright, patents and trademarks.