'DOG EAT DOG'
A solo show by Ampparito
20.04.18 - 19.05.18
"Manuela and Pablo offered me 2 months ago to create something for their gallery. Although I was quite busy I said yes because it's always great to do something here my city after such a long time abroad.
I was so excited that I bought a lot of tools in order to create the best exhibition I could imagine.Like a child with the best footbal kit but without knowing how to play days passed and I didn't figure out what to do. Due to this nervousness I started breaking and modifying some tools using others.
After a few weeks I had altereted the functionality of every tool I had so It was impossible to keep modifying more. Something like hungers games. Dog eat dog"
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Day to day life brings about questions that tend to repeat themselves from generation to generation. Time has taught Ampparito that the 'absolute truths' we are taught as children, and their enforced indoctrination, are in reality not so certain.
The past, which was once reality, can today only be consulted through books. The artist whose intuitions lead him to question the 'irrefutable' can search for reference points, landmarks, and tracks lay by earlier, equally suspicious, creators.
Guido Almansi describes the renowned work of René Magritte as a trompe l'oeil (that which fools the eye) manifesting be a trompe l'oeil. To place this idea in a contemporary context, that of the the mandatory and permanent digital display, Ampparito choses to manufactures glitches.
His work is an homage to manufacturing with a known, ironic twist. The artist takes work tools such as hammers, wrenches and levels and composes them into works by breaking and dismantling them. While mostly conserving the picture format, he also borrows from sculpture to give his work its constructive character.
The result of this destructive-constructive process appears differently when viewed through a screen. Because the glitch, the computer failure that creates the image, is broken, the work no longer exists in real life -- its very nature requiring a screen to exist.
The thing is that Ampparito works with hues of grey
The artist rejects dualism, the black and white, the mixed yeses and nos by making them into 'I don't know's. He illustrates situations that question foremost that which seems to be very clear. And suddenly his creations evolve into a runway for reflection.
Ampparito is an artist from Madrid. He develops his works in big format mainly, painting walls around the world, with paintbrush and acrylic. This three last year he has been involved in renowned urban art festivals as Nuart (Stavanger, Norway), Festival Asalto (Zaragoza, Spain), Poliniza DOS (Valencia, Spain), Le mur St Etienne (St Etienne, France) counting walls in many different parts of the globe like New Zeland, United Kingdom, India or Italy among others. His coming projects are bringing him to the Street Art Museum of San Petersbourg but also to Mallorca and Sicily.