© Javier Pérez, EL VIAJE NOCTURNO, 2013 Alabaster, 15 x 68 x 64 cm.


Javier Pérez

In the sculptural installation El viaje nocturno the Spanish visual artist Javier Pérez presents a pillow with two footprints. We are transported to the night: the world of dreams and nightmares, the escape from the body, from our worldly gravity, the triumph over our physical limitations. The artist made two versions of this piece, one in glass and another one in alabaster - a matter that is porous to light, thereby emphasising a dreamlike quality.

In his practice, Pérez searches for the elusive depth of being, whereby the human body is oftentimes the departure point of his poetic oeuvre, which consists of drawings, photography, installation, sculpture, video and performance.

Javier Pérez (ES)
(°1968, Bilbao)

Javier Pérez is a Spanish visual artist, living and working in Barcelona. His practice includes sculpture, photography, drawing, video and performance. With his work, Javier Pérez reveals his inquiries and reflections on mankind, using a language full of intense metaphor and imbued with a strong symbolism. The idea of cyclical fluctuations, circularity, temporality and impermanence are some of the artist’s recurring themes. Pérez studied Fine Arts at The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and at École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He is represented Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Claudine Papillon Galerie, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, and Galería Carles Taché.

9 - 21 Feb 2016



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10 -21 Feb

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