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domingo, 14 de marzo de 2010

Trabajos Recientes / Recent Work - 2010


PROLOG

One is overcome by various sensations when viewing one of Sergio Gravier’s works, and this is because Sergio plays with different planes of our consciousness, engaging both them and us, in the manner of an alchemist who first puts them all in a situation of conflict that is finally resolved with an amalgam of powerful delicacy that embraces the whole situation, leaving us, ultimately, somewhere between confusion and ecstasy.
For purposes of comparison, the experience that Sergio provides us is something like “to be with the gods and the myths (all of them, both pagan and Christian) in a beautiful little doll house full of candies and chocolates,” where, in addition, one would have a sense of them so palpable and real that we feel we could sit with the dolls and have tea served in beautiful porcelain china, and that they are in a disguise so flawless it stands up to the closest scrutiny; they are so similar to ourselves and are with us here and now, just a second after breakfast, and then our perception shifts violently to the exquisite situation in the frame, a contemplative glance of admiration ensues, a sense of being in two places at once, we see the brillance that makes them immaculate again, and they are beyond our reach forever.

The beauty that this series of Sergio Gravier’s works examines is a perfect toy-like beauty that makes us laugh at ourselves and at our most sacred things, but not in a degrading way; it becomes more beautiful in the transformation, more specific and particular in detail, more fragile and divine in its diminutive size and its golden low-budget ancestry.
Because Sergio Gravier treats everyone and everything (Jesus, Marilyn, the Adonis, the Virgin Mary, the little cowboy Gil) from a popular perspective, or “pop” culture, if you will, they are for all of us, taking off their sacred clothing on the one side, and becoming singularly beautiful on the other.
And Sergio has done this very well, playing with them and with us. How? By adorning them with beautiful baubles, returning a brilliance to them that is within reach of us all, surrounding them with a majestic richness, albeit a false one.

Costume pearls, glitter, splashes of gold, scraps of lamé, glue, innocent petals of plastic roses: these are the tools Sergio uses to play with our senses, transporting us to a  dream world where beauty is queen and none of the protagonists lose their royalty for an instant, although by a strange magic spell they seem different, renewed, and authentic in an unexpected and surprising seat of honor.
A golden Virgin Mary on a bed of confetti roses named “Flower of Stupidity,” an exotic General Otomano dressed to the nines who suspiciously declares “I didn’t do it,” our lord Jesus giving us his burning heart in a glittery shower of fantasy rain drops, the omnipotent gay Adonis, flexed muscles squandering the power of his homosexuality from a shiny plate of pearls, Betty Boop ready to mount a motorcycle and begin her journey but just now parked on smooth orange velvet, and all-knowing Shiva, counseling and illuminating us from what seems to be an exaggerated version of our grandmother’s old cameo.

They all invite us to this game, pleasantly manipulating our enjoyment of all that is beautiful, telling us to come and play, and see if you can take your eyes off of us for an instant, we challenge you, since the cards are spread all over green baize, where sweet vanity trumps the luck of all these aces.

Augusto Lasalvia Carlone. 
translation by Blaise Wrenn



La-Merelo Corazon Dolido
Imagen Intervenida
1 x 70
2010

Happy - Days
Caja Ensamble
Tecnica Mixta
(37 x 27 x 7)
2009
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo
 

 


Guerra- Santa
Caja Ensamble: (46 x 32 x 15)
Tecnica Mixta
2009
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo
 

 


Doloroso San Sebastian
Caja Ensamble
(47 x 28 x 15)
2008
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo
 


 


El
Sandro: Imagen Intervenida en 3D
Tecnica Mixta
( 35 x 43 )
2005
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo

Gardel - R.I.P
Imagen en 3D
(28x34)
Tecnica Mixta
2008
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo

True-Eva
Imagen en 3D
(30x36)
Tecnica Mixta
2008
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo
 

La Mano de Dios
Imagen Intervenida en 3D
(62x72)
Tecnica Mixta
2005
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo

Es Virgen y Argentina
Caja Ensamble
Tecnica Mixta
(46 x 44 x 12)
2009
Fhoto by: Valeria Amallo


Yemanyá
Instalación Río de Janeiro
2009
 

Ni con el pétalo de una rosa
Bogotá, Colombia
2009

Instalación
2009

"Super Burschi"
Técnica Mixta/s Tela
25 x25
2009
 

"Bruce la Bruce "
I have been Touch
Imagen Intervenida: 21x30
2009


"Don y Doña Muerte "
 2008
colección privada / Private collection
London

Caja Ensamble
Retablo- Vodou
Afro/ Haitiano
Work for sale in París
 

Caja Ensamble
Retablo- Vodou
Afro/ Haitiano
Work for sale in Paris

 La furia del Dragon
Imagen -Intervenida 3D
Tecnica Mixta
Work for sale in Paris
 




Aca-bame
2009
Collage Tec Mixta
Work for sale in Brussels
 


Quiero tu..
2009
Collage Tec Mixta
Work for sale in Brussels
 

Que Lindas Tetas
2009
Collage Tec Mixta
Work for sale in Brussels

Mirada Purpura
2009
Collage Tec Mixta
Work for sale in Brussels

Jose-Boni
2009
Collage Tec Mixta
Work for sale in Brussels
 

María y su hijo
2009
Collage Tec Mixta
Work for sale in Brussels


Fiebre Electoral Influenza "Porsí / no". Intervención en la feria de Arte BA 2009

Artist Sergio Gravier made a statement at arteBA (Buenos Aires, Argentina) with his incredible installation/performance titled "Poncho Intervenido Y Feria Interferida". With the swine fever being relegated, the installation/performance main purpose is to let us be prepared for another type of fever..politics, from which we do not have a cure.

photographs from the arteBA 2009:

Intervención Urbana / Street Art. Buenos Aires, Argentina



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