Javier Perez: En Puntas

Erotica // Thursday, January 16, 2014
"The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes. Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.”

A Ballerina Dances with Daggers on Her Shoes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."

Drawings by Javier Pérez

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 19, 2013
Earlier this week we posted the sculptural work of Barcelona-baed artist Javier Pérez. Aside from being an amazing sulptor, Javier is also is a fantastic illustrator so this morning we thought we would show you a collection of his drawings.

The Work of Javier Pérez

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
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.

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