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Opening Reception - Luis Gomez Armenteros - June 16th.

 

LUIS GOMEZ ARMENTEROS

Gimme Shelter
Opening Reception
Friday, June 16- 6 to 9 PM.
Resolution of a pictorial event, 2014
Exhibition showing:
June 16 - July 28, 2017 

Luis Gómez Armenteros uses installation, video, photography and painting, with the intention of confrontation of art, society with the inevitable power relations. Investigates the relationships that surround the art and forms of consumption, focusing at times on specific aspects of the work and the artist market itself. It inspired by a complex thought connected to different knowledge's and practices, drawing origin and inspiration from many disciplines - from sociology to literature, from political economy to the technological and communicative research, between relativity and fiction, collective imaginary and false truths.
The awareness of some rules played no reports on ethics but on economic and social speculation shakes the work of Luis on a knife blade, sometimes ironically cutting edge that keeps it alive in a parallel street.
It is a tragicomic complaint, bitter and ironic at the same time, the one that makes Gómez when he warns the artist greedy of money, which ultimately satisfy their vanity at the expense of his real commitment and research, becoming the easiest character corruptible instead of maintain his strong ethics. A complaint addressed to the production of "works-junk" that feed markets and collections, unjustifiable from the critical point of view but from an economic one.
The transition from exploitation to the threat of exclusion practices as the main weapon of discipline is the strategy of domination that today's capitalism is most advantageous. The fear of going out from the pack, not to find a group in which to identify, it is also a group exploited by today's society, the fear for artists to produce a work not "appreciated" or "salable", "understandable" by collectors and institutions, it makes life easier for speculators to dictate the rules of the profitable art market economies. The identification in a group of exploited responds sometimes to a precise location in which to find quiet.Identifying themselves as a group in a social language, political, artistic or cultural is what though by its nature, Gómez found  less natural and more difficult to do.
The work of Luis Gómez is related in connection with a geographical / cultural environment that would result in readings derived from theories or political and social visions. However we must not forget that on the contrary the work always retains an inherently experimental nature to be evaluated in the context of art and artistic research. ("The Art of the former wife of the" Michela Casavola Museum)

Luis Gomez, born in City of La Habanna, Cuba in 1968.He studied in Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) from 1987 to 1991.He gave several conferences and workshops like 2016- Artist Talk, Ludwig Forum Für Internationale Kunst, Germany.| 2012- Guess Artist at Arizona State University, Arizona, USA. and  Indiana State University, Indiana, USA. 2010 Artist invited to the Master Contemporary Art. Universidad Europea.Madrid.|1999- Barbican Center, London, England. One man exhibitions in Cubam Spain, Arizona, New York,Germany and Holland. His work is present in international collections such as: Centro Wifredo Lam, Cuba | Ludwig Forum, Germany | Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba | Van Reekum Museum, Holland | Wakita Musuem of Art, Japan.

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