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Jorge Peris

The spring 2008 workshop was lead by Spainish artist, Jorge Peris. Born in Alzira, Valencia 1969, he is one of the most interesting artists of his generation and has recently been gaining the attention of international critics.

Always fascinated and seduced by space and its many aspects - physical, psychological, phenomenological - Jorge Peris explores the physical architectural environment that surrounds us almost as if it was a living being. He investigates all its possibilities of alteration and metamorphosis. Through often violent interventions of transformation, aggression, and corrosion, going almost to the point of outright destruction, Peris subverts spatial coordinates and creates a new alchemy in which the viewer firnds himself without points of referente. Often, in Peris’ works, the exhibition space is transformed into an archaeological site that reveals the previous lives of that space. At the same time, however, it seems to evoke a sort of vision of what the future might hold, as if the artist had divined a coming disaster that will reduce everything to ruins .
Peris often works by subtraction, triggering the dramatic process of relocation now so typical of his art. The violence of his gestures often seems to want to imitate the energy physical laws, those that govern the cosmos. Peris treats the spaces that surround us as metaphors for an organism: a human being. Stucco, for example, like the skin of a human body, is only the most superficial protective layer. Under it lie an infinite number of stories and emotions. And, just like a body, spaces change, grow old, are altered by others, and can be affected by strange wounds and sudden infections.

He has had numerous solo shows in Italy and abroad, among which; in 2007 Marte in Gaia and Cosimo, Galleria Zero, Milan; Diamond, Stock d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Egypt, Luigi, MAN, Nuoro, in 2004, Waiting for the Blackout, Sprovieri Gallery, London. Of his numerous group shows it is important to mention his participation in T1 The Pantagruel Syndrome, Turin Triennale, Turin in 2005.

Photogallery Corso

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