Lot 7: Nando Alvarez-Perez

Primary Document 021817
UV print on aluminum
12 x 18 inches
Edition 2/2 + 1 AP
Signed verso
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value

BIO: Nando Alvarez-Perez is an artist and educator based in Buffalo, NY. In 2014 he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Photography. Since then his work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and internationally, most recently at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, the Drake One Fifty in Toronto, and Interface Gallery in Oakland, CA. He has taught at the California College of the Arts, the Art Studio at UC Berkeley, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

STATEMENT: I create vivid color photographs packed with visual juxtapositions which bring about rich associations. The photographs appear flattened and collage-like but depict actual still lifes made in my studio. They exude a kitschy quality that mirrors the vast range of imagery we encounter in our consumer-driven, late capitalist culture. I often merge the photographs into sculptural installations that draw upon the material languages of interior design (wallpapers, rugs, etc.) and trade fairs (extruded aluminum frames and free-standing “booths”), reflecting my interest in exploring how we live with art objects, both avant-garde and kitsch, as well as the relationship between art, history, and capitalism.

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