Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Something for nothing
2 July – 6 August 2011
“Something for Nothing” is the artist’s second solo presentation within the gallery context. The project concentrates mostly on the contradiction between containers and contents. Reflecting on the relativity of an object’s role, the artist gives a personal interpretation of this chaos and mixture of positions and tasks, dismounting the implicit idea of order and function we naturally have in the relation to objects.
Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s work is comprised of sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and prints.
The Mexican artist’s research is primarily focused on the field of equilibrium and precarious forces, bringing to life an allegory of our society which we perceive to be certain.
The objects he is most interested in are those found in daily life: interior decorations, furnishings, and common tools; their figures and shapes.
Through his precarious installations he takes away the presumed function of the chosen object, transforming it into a mere aesthetic whim and switching the focus to that of user and consumer, content and container.
Always maintaining a site-specific attention to places and contexts, the artist is able to create an often humorous critique of human self assurance, showing us the superfluous and witty aspects of our beliefs.