Javier Pérez is a Spanish artist that surprise us with morbid sculptures either in glass or in a wood trunk.
The glass artwork, aptly named ‘Carroña,’ depicts a gruesome scene between crows and their ripped apart meal. Pérez uses a blood red chandelier laying on top of broken red shards of glass to create the main focal point. When put together it portrays a scene of carrion being torn apart by crows.
Some of the most powerful pieces of art are the ones that make the biggest impact. ‘Carroña’ is surely an impact piece with its blood red glass shooting away from the ground mimicking the splattering of blood. There’s something about the color of blood combined with a monochromatic setting that creates a vibrance that captures your attention. Javier Pérez uses his glass artwork in a way that truly is awe-inspiring.
Another “terrifying” sculpture by Javier Perez depicts delicate human forms, with skin taut against bone, emerging from twisted dead wood in his installation Trans(formaciones). Created using bronze, parchment and polyester, the sculptures express the texture and positioning of mummified corpses. At times the pieces evoke the feeling the human forms are one with the wood, in others they are crawling out of the gnarled wood.
“I like dealing with points of encounter between spirit and flesh, between purity and impurity, between beauty and horror, between attraction and repulsion. I frequently use these swinging movements to offer onlookers different degrees of appreciation of my works. My works seek to reconcile all these aspects. I am interested in revealing how ambiguous these concepts are, and how reversible they can be. The idea is to confront humanity with its own condition, and for everything that humanity find frightening to take an irresistible charm. The idea is for humanity to be attracted by its own viscera.” – Javier Pérez
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