RAGMENTARY II: Pedro Tyler at Galería del Paseo / Lima
Fragmentary II of uruguayan artist Peter Tyler is an exhibition that brings together a group of works that, from of the use of everyday objects used for measurement, seek to awaken in the viewer experiences and concerns that invite us to think about the perspective in which things are observed.
The work of Peter Tyler goes around a search and an understanding of beauty in relation to the subtlety of the instability. "those moments to understand or feel consciously that we are alive, that something overflows and is lost at every moment. I like the static at the time that you wait, like the calm before the storm because it heralds it>>, mentions the artist.
Thus, the alteration of the things allows him to to aprehend them in a different way, given that they are not definitive. In this way he makes use of everyday objects such as tapes, rules of wood or steel to bring them out of their context and reflect on the measurement of time and space in contrast to the intangible: "measure what you cannot measure. The measure of pain related to a near death, it triggers a series of works that are born out of a personal concern; how to analyze and reason about the feelings".
Quantum theory, organic chemistry, among others, are issues that motivate the artist when creating the works. For example, in "Body and Soul" (2015) from the chemical aspect of human nature to replicate the chemical structure of various drugs, and discuss the relationship between what is given in our bodies, what we live and experience, what we want and fear. Another example is "The shortest distance" (2014) which is based on the mathematical axiom that defines "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line." In this work, the continuous line, which is a metal tape measure, is sectioned and folded in a way that from distance it seems a string or dotted line and, when seeing it from another angle, appears a spiral, a hexagon in perspective, making reference to the quantum theory which holds that the shorter distance can be a curve.
Galería del Paseo / Lima | Gral. Borgoño 770, Miraflores
Opening: 06 March 7.30 pm
on 07 March to 12 April | Opening Hours: Monday to thursday from 2 to 7 pm