Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Work from his oeuvre.
“Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s body of work comprises sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and prints.
The Mexican artist’s research is primarily focused on the field of equilibrium and precarious forces, bringing life to an allegory of our society and that which we perceive to be certain.
The objects he is most interested in are those found in daily life: forms, interior decorations, furnishings, and many other common tools.
Through his precarious installations he takes away the presumed function of the chosen object, instead transforming it into a mere aesthetic whim.
Always maintaining a site-specific attention to places and contexts, the artist is able to create humorous and, at the same time, prickly critiques of human self assurance, showing us the superfluous and comic aspect of our beliefs.” – Chert Berlin