Motion sculptures for CCTV Documentary Channel is a digital metaphor of phenomenal blinks and moments that life consists of. In four Idents we follow a visual performance of organic and vital substance, animated using data of actors movements.
Idents visualize four different themes. To emphasize the emotion of each Ident, we have decided to use different textures of steel, wood and glass. Motion sculpture of steel reflects old Chinese adage that true power is mastering yourself. Youthful energy of dancers evolve into beautiful organic sculpture. Colorful happiness is the engine of father's and his daughter's joy. Two lovers visualize fragility and vitality of love in the last Ident.
Creative Director: JL
Agency: JL DESIGN
Executive producer: Angela Moo
Project Manager: Jennifer Lin
Art Director: Lance Wei
Designers: Hsiang Ju Hung, Utsuo Chen
A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
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.
Javier Pérez's exhibition at The Montserrat Museum, Barcelona, Spain
October 2012-February 2013
Curated by Dr. Teresa Blanch
Sculpture, drawings, serigraphies and the sound installation:
Music by Joan Sanmartí, Mariona Sagarra (vocal effects) and the Música Reservata de Barcelona (Early Music vocal group)
Exposición del artista Javier Pérez en el Museu de Montserrat, Barcelona
Octubre 2012 - Febrero 2013
Comisariada por la Dra. Teresa Blanch
La exposición incluye esculturas, dibujos, serigrafías y la Instalación sonora:
LAMENTACIONES con Música de Joan Sanmartí , Mariona Sagarra (efectos vocales) y la formación vocal de música antigua Musica Reservata de Barcelona
I am interested in the idea of the fragility of being and in the sensation of the unstable", so the Basque artist Javier PÉREZ (*1968). The spectator walks alongside blood-red splinters of glass that are spread over the floor and reaches a broken chandelier. On top of it black ravens, vulture-like, seem to disembowel it. This scenery awakens in us the idea of glamour and wealth coming to an end, like a motionless animal turns into something dead. PÉREZ plays with the transformation of materials into new forms and at the same time points out the fragility and fugacity of conditions that once were believed to be fundamental for our life. PÉREZ's works shift along a thin line between two worlds.
This recent exhibition, Post Natura, incorporates drawings, photography, sculptures and installations. They make reference to life in its most elementary sense, how things become something else or fade away and their fundamental phases: birth, life and death. He interlinks and inverses these stages, by exposing them to a metamorphosis of time and imposing their existence several levels of meaning. Hereby he reflects about identity of subsistence and its biological conditions, like pieces "cabeza raíz" or "trans(formaciones)II" show. PÉREZ approaches a symbiosis of human and the rest of the nature.
Quite often personal experiences form a starting point for PÉREZ's pieces. Therefore he makes use of objects and materials of daily life, which he transforms in order to awaken all of our senses. This comes out in his piece "A 60 cm del suelo". Two black, used leather boots made of bronze without shoelaces balancing on a big ball of glass, as if their destiny was to circle the world.
In order to give voice to the true fragments of our reality, PÉREZ not even limits himself as it comes to space. In his exhibition "Mutaciones" in 2004 at the Palacio de Cristal in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia, the artist brought his idea of metamorphosis impressively to life, while overcoming boundaries of the glass limited space and therefore bonding with nature. "Rosario (memento mori)", a rosary of 15 meters, whose individual segments consist of skulls, is a further development of the piece "Tempus fugit", that has been part of the exhibition at the Palacio de Cristal. Instead of the crucifix there are two shackles collocated to the chain. It is up to the viewer to interpret the rest: "My art is polysemous and open. Everyone should decide which lecture to read."
PÉREZ's pieces deal with time, life and death, the metamorphosis, the entity and the diversity, with the expansion of the unique and the unchangeable progress up to the beginning. "Each of my works carries the idea of life and death, of nature's cruelty or the tension between two basic incompatible antagonisms. They shift between spiritual and carnal, pure and impure, beautiful and ugly, between attraction and rejection and I try to reconcile these contradictory aspects."
Mario Mauroner & Team javierperez.es
Aria da Capo
Javier Pèrez's artwork exhibition at the Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid, Spain. The artist presents sculpture: Aria da capo, Linea de horizonte, Aria da capo (pianissimo), Hbrido II, Híbrido III; photography: Eros I-III, Oda I-III, Jardín interior I-III, Spine I-V and drawings: Primegenios I-III
Exposición de Javier Pérez en la Galería Salvador Díaz de Madrid en 2008. El artista presenta esculturas: Aria da capo, Linea de horizonte, Aria da capo (pianissimo), Hbrido II, Híbrido III; fotografía: Eros I-III, Oda I-III, Jardín interior I-III, Spine I-V y dibujos: Primegenios I-III