"Barroco Mestizo" is the title of the first collective exhibition by four Latin American artists in Montana Gallery Barcelona. Inti (Chile), Jaz (Argentina), Saner (Mexico) and Decertor (Peru) presents next July 4th a collection of artworks created around a main concept, based on a letter from the XVI century.
This letter, dated December 1583, mentions an old tradition whereby mestizos and indigenous artists were recruited to represent some European classical prints, totally prohibiting any kind of creativity. The result, of course, used to escape from the original image, soaking up the personality of their creators. Today, back to the XXI century, the four artists behind "Barroco Mestizo" resume that tradition letting their styles and influences to recreate he original images, making new artworks that will be exhibited on the walls of Montana Gallery.
Opening Thursday July 3, 2014 from 20pm. Exhibition from 04 July to 30 August 2014. Inti (Chile), Jaz (Argentina), Saner (Mexico) and Decertor (Peru)
"A Human Race" solo exhibition by street artist Zero Cents.
Race is something that bonds but also has the power to shatter–there is only one race that unites us all and that is under the title Human. What does it mean to be human?
We are all born into some kind of race whether we realize it or not. Before we know it we are clawing our way through what we call life. It’s a constant struggle to make it to the front only to eventually fall behind either by fatigue, injury or perhaps because you were paid. This thing extends to every aspect of life whether it’s a race to the bathroom or to find that one true love. This competition is even more present in these accelerated times where there is a constant need for the next big thing. To be caught up in this race–is this what makes us human?
Zero Cents (b.1986) is an American-born Israeli-based artist living and working in Tel Aviv. For the past 9 years, the artist has been working both in studio and on the streets, painting murals and creating site-specific installations. The artist’s work deals with observations on people surrounding him: the lovers and fighters, the party-ers, the thinkers, the dancers and the damned. Through his work, the artist documents the energy the human race creates, the wisdom, morals, values (or the lack of them) that they pass on. While conducting this research, he communicates the subjects’ movement and energy on a variety of surfaces–from found wood to city walls–using various mediums and techniques without judgment. Using these components as a metaphor for forgiveness, Zero Cents shows the human race as it is, in the most authentic and honest way he feels possible.
Zero Cents has exhibited in group shows around the world and solo exhibitions in Tel Aviv. A Human Race at Anno Domini is his first solo exhibition abroad.
Artist's Reception: Friday, August 1st 7–11pm Exhibition on view through September 13, 2014
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