DARE, IF YOU NEVER WANT TO DO WHAT YOU SHOULD
Abdul Vas (born on the 15th March 1981 in Maracay, Venezuela) is a contemporary artist. He grew up in Suriname, Guyana and Belgium. He is now studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
Vas has contributed to fanzines, photography, collages, drawings, paintings and murals. His work has been reviewed in various publications, including Vice, Dazed and Confuse, Interview NY, Metal Hammer, This is Rock, Rolling Stone Magazine, Esquire and New York Times, among others. In 2009 he was also chosen for the Beijing Bienal. His work has been exhibited on an international level, including in the United States, Latin America and in Europe.
Salazar was born in 1972 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of Spain’s Basque region. He now lives and works in Paris and, since 1990, he has worked predominately in furnishings, vide, video-performance, photography and music. He is also the founder and the coordinator of BIZIAK espacio.
Victor Jaenada, born in 1977, is an artist from Barcelona, experienced in working with plastic art. At the age of 16, he joined the Llotja art school, where he received 5 years of classic training, developing and deepening his technical drawing and painting skills. He then furthered his training through joining the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona in 2001. Here he continued to investigate and experiment with different techniques until he developed his own artistic language, called “el methodo subestimable”, loosely translated as the “underestimate-able method’. In 2007, he transformed a local abandoned factory in Barcelona in a studio where he could continue his investigation and artistic production. He stayed here for 5 years. Since 2013, he has developed multi-disciplined projects in the Hangar de Barcelona, a production centre where he continued to develop his ‘subestimable’ trademark.
Some of his artistic achievements include, among others: His contribution to the “FAQ Factotum” organised by the Antoni Tapies foundation in 2014, his participation in the Festival SOS Zona Arte in 2013, his Leccion #1 exhibition in the Balaguer gallery in 2013, his contribution to the Loop-Screen Festival in 2012, the Reflecta Award 2011 in Madrid’s MNCARS, his inclusion in the MACBA archive of fanzines created in cooperation with Efren Alvarez, including “Poemas de interpelacion” and “Una flor y un subnormal”, and finally the IX international exhibition held at the Luis Adelantado Gallery in 2007.
JORGE DE LEÓN
This artist first worked as a tattoo artist in poverty-hit areas of Guatemala. He was also part of one of the first Guatemalan youth gangs and lived close to a great deal of violence.
He is a multi-talented artist who works in a range of disciplines, from performance to painting, passing through drawing, sculpture and video. For him, it is not shape that is important, but instead content, to which shape is always secondary.
He currently lives in Guatemala, where he is a close follower of the different conflicts that human beings endure in this troubled city.
ALEJANDRO DE LA GUERRA
- 27 nov - 07 ene
- T20 Gallery
- C/ Victorio, 27