Rayo Purita or the future is that which we carry in our back: Andrés Pereira Paz at Crisis Gallery
Bolivian artist Andrés Pereira Paz presents a solo show at the Peruvian Gallery Crisis from March 16th to April 13th.
Says Valeria Paz Moscoso in her curatorial text:
Ray purita enunciates the initial terms of a history of art not yet written in which the cosmos, the irrational, the magical and the mystical are vital elements. The evocation of deities, sages and Andean rites associated with life and wellbeing are clues to another dimension and view of the world. They aim to an experience in which offerings and initiations (like the one of the puritan ray) are recognized as a path of wisdom.
They also ask if assuming the Aymara concept of time (where the future is back and the past ahead) would be a better alternative: Going forward looking back will be, for example, a more sensible relationship between human beings and nature?
In the absence of artistic references, the works of this new art history invent their own landmarks. One senses, for example, a connection with the metaphysical aspect (little known and scarcely studied) of the indigenist painting of the twenties - in particular with the artist Cecilio Guzmán de Rojas. The humor with which all these themes are addressed refer, however, to a more erotic and pleasing vein of art than that proposed in the history of Bolivian art.
In this initial inventory for a renewed history of art, a plethora of myths, ideals, meanings, sensations, references, fetishes, desires and stories are superimposed. His prints invite the viewer at the end of a decolonizing celebration in which all these elements converged with their political instrumentalization. The vital and mystical energy of the party persists but it may be prudent to finish digesting these delicacies before taking the next step. Exploring a new positioning of art is, without a doubt, a promising start.
Andrés Pereira Paz (La Paz, 1986)
He studied at the Hernando Siles National Academy of Fine Arts (LP) and at the National University of Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. He attended the workshops of Roberto Valcárcel and Diana Aisenberg among others. In 2012, he carried out the program of the Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas (CIA) in Buenos Aires.
In 2017 he participated in the Gasworks residency program in London, HAWAPI in Tacna and in 2018 he will hold a one-year residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and at Kiosko, Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Among his recent exhibitions are "I am he as you are she as you are me" House of Egorn, Berlin; HAWAPI the terrestrial triangle, Cerrillos Cultural Center, Santiago de Chile; Bienal Contextos, Simón I. Patiño Cultural Center, Cochabamba; Adam, Dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami, among others. Along with other artists and curators, he is a member of Bisagra in Lima
From Friday, March 16 to Friday, April 13, 2018
From Wednesday to Saturday from 4 to 8pm
Jr. Alfonso Ugarte 260, Barranco. Lima Peru