Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Galería Cero @ Mexico City

This new space is dedicated to promoted recent art. Along of the opening of the show of the american-spanish artist Armando Miguélez, I showed some photos through the intervention of the Changarrito. In deed, the director of this gallery 'discovered' Armando´s talent/work when he displayed his work in the Changarrito.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

The Everyday Life photo series

This is a series of photographs of objects that I have found in the street of London. One of my interest in art has to do with the everyday and this images tries to reflect this. The object were there, ready to tell a story, while been modify by their own context. 
This series were shown in my graduation show at Central Saint Martins last summer. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Freedom, Give It To Me!

This performance is about gay identity and the way capitalism plays a big part of the new stereotype. The music was Freedom from George Michael, one of the hymns for the gay community and Give it to me, one of the latest single of Madonna, who is also consider to be a gay icon. So the dancer, Antonio Blanco, wearing a mariachi outfit danced on a cow carpet painted as if it was from a zebra, so what you see is not `real´. At the end of the performance Antonio ended on the carpet without the possibility of escaping, as today´s gays are unable to
run away from the cliches and the demands from a capitalist system that has found a new and rich target in this community. The UK is one of the countries that has a large gay community who is very wealthy and there is also a pink gay UK flag, which was used in the performance.

Friday, 8 August 2008

@ Art Notes

The Changarrito appeared in the Spanish art magazine called Art Notes, with an article about the last edition of FEMACO, Mexico City, showing work of young Latin American artist, such as Alan Favero, Rafael López, me, between others.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Protege Moi

After some time away from the cameras I acted for this video-art piece created and directed by Irish artist Michael Gurhy. It is about lost of innocence and sexuality. In this short film also participate English actor-model Jonny Kight and Japanese visual artist Ari Shiratori. ¨Protege Moi¨ was shown in Central Saint Martins in June 2008 and will be show in different film festivals. 
Working with Michael was such a good experience because he helped me to unfocused on acting and focus in the moment -presence- so the result was complete fresh.
I took these stills and soon I will post the video.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

@ San Francisco

One of the photos from Iraq Sky proyect is part of the Changarrito Collection, which has been shown in different places and countries. On the second week of May of this year it was the opening of the latest exhibition at Queen´s Nails Annex, this gallery is located in the Mission area. In this image you can see Irak Sky #3 along with the work of other artists. The show will run until the 13 of june, more info:

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

@ The Third Bicycle

This is in the opening of a group show in London late April @ the Lauderdale House. The Third Bicycle had the work of 22 international creators. This photo was taken by one of those, the Swedish photographer: Karl Larsson.

@ FEMACO -Feria México Arte Contemporáneo- 2008 Mexico City

In front of Sketos Gabriele Gallery in FEMACO in the El Changarrito: this is creation of the Argentinean artist Máximo Gónzalez which aims to promote upcoming artist in art fairs, such as this one, or El Changarrito has also appeared in ARCO and Art Basel.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Love @ the Kingsgate Gallery London

Plastic Red Love is acrylic on canvas and was part of a group show at the Kingsgate Gallery called Binoculars. (April 2008)

Friday, 9 May 2008

Color Fresh @ Covent Garden

This is a series of photos that I took in the fashionable and commercial areas in London: Covent Garden, which is full of stores. And it is comment of how consumers reflects their wishes towards fashion. Also I am interest in the ephemeral of this communication. I showed this photos in a the Mexican Fashion Week called DFashion and it aims to have a dialogue with the audience about their relationship with fashion.    

Color Fresh @ Covent Garden

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Irak Sky

These photographs were taken while flying above Iraq whilst on a commercial flight from Dubai to London on 29th February, 2008. I made paper planes out of yellow post-its and stuck them on the window. It is comment on the war, on the world and on the hope, and I choose to use ‘Irak’ in Spanish and sky in English. The title is macaronic, using the English word `sky’ and the Spanish spelling of Iraq, `Irak’.

This work was first shown at the Concourse Gallery in London and then in Mexico City at FEMACO (Feria México Arte Contemporáneo), with buyers from international and Mexican galleries as well as collectors.

Irak Sky #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5

London is Hot

London is hot and I am tired
I slept 12 hours
but it seems that I need more dreams