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The Work of Javier Pérez

Juxtapoz // Monday, 15 Jul 2013
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This morning we take a look at Barcelona-based artist Javier Pérez's Carroña (Carrion) from the Galsstresss 201 exhibition and some of his other fantastic sculptures. The smashed chandelier that is part of the Carroña sculpture was blown in traditional workshops in Murano.

“I like dealing with points of encounter between spirit and flesh, between purity and impurity, between beauty and horror, between attraction and repulsion. I frequently use these swinging movements to offer onlookers different degrees of appreciation of my works. My works seek to reconcile all these aspects. I am interested in revealing how ambiguous these concepts are, and how reversible they can be. The idea is to confront humanity with its own condition, and for everything that humanity find frightening to take an irresistible charm. The idea is for humanity to be attracted by its own viscera.” - Javier Pérez

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