EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ

256 + 1 + 4
Installation, Photography, Video

February 3rd - April 7th, 2007

 

256 + 1 + 4 is a selection of seven works including installation, photography and video, made by the Mexican young artist EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ. The pieces in the show are inspired and connected by the same conceptual background, but at the same time, they succeed on asking their own particular set of questions. Summarizing them, the show becomes a complex artistic exploration with several interpretation levels. 256 + 1 + 4 is composed of a 256 photography polyptych, one installation and four videos. A total of seven works that explore, from their own media, the abstract representation generated by a system, an object or an action that exists by itself and that the artist cannot control. Therefore, these works are only referential documents, or indexical “prints” connected to their origin, not the phenomena itself.The central work in the exhibition is a collection of 256 commercial drink close-up photographs: everything from juices, soft drinks, energy drinks and flavored water. It is catalogue where only one specific characteristic is enhanced: color. The installation piece deals mainly with the notion of time, showing a unique face for every day of the year. It is a salt calendar that changes its representation each day. It also deals with different ideas like space, sculptural notions and symbolisms. Finally, the four videos on the show, explore the connection between very recognizable sounds and atmospheres, with the highly abstract visual representation of them. The result is a series of abstract images made of multiple color pixels in movement composed with a well-known everyday audio. 

 

EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ (México, D.F., México 1978-) Estudios | Background: Licenciatura en Comunicación, Universidad Iberoamericana, UIA, México, D.F. (2002); Programa Integral, Fotografía y Medios Alternativos, Centro de la Imagen, México, D.F., (2001) Licenciatura en la Carrera de Matemático, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México D.F., México (2000).  Exposiciones Individuales | Solo Shows256 + 1 + 4, EDS GALERIA, México, D.F., México (2007); HORIZONTES, Galería de Casa Mayor, México, D.F., México (2005) Exposiciones Colectivas | Group Shows: Zoo Art Fair, EDS GALERIA, London, UK (2006) CREACIÓN EN MOVIMIENTO, Exposición de la generación 2004-2005 de Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, Casa de la Cultura de Morelia, Morelia, Mich., México (2005); Centro Nacional de las Artes, México, D.F., México (2006) Curador: Alejandro Cortés. Durban Video Festival. Organizado por PULSE como parte de la iniciativa RAIN (Rijksakademie). Durban, South Africa; RETROACTIVA, Faro de Oriente, Curadores: Salvador Cañas y Melisa Lio México, D.F., México (2005) FOTOGRAFOS Y NO FOTOGRAFOS, Centro Cultural “El Refugio”, Tlaquepaque, Jal., México (2004) JORNADAS DE NIVELACION DE OXIGENO,  ExTeresa Arte Actual, Curadores: Guillermo Santamarina y Javier Rodríguez, México, D.F., México; FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, Espacios Abiertos (Av. Álvaro Obregón), México, D.F., México; CORRO, VUELO Y ME ACELERO.  in situ en la estación del Marquesado, Oaxaca, Oax., México (2003). X BIENAL DE FOTOGRAFIA, Centro de la Imagen, México, D.F., México (2002) PREFERIRIA NO HACERLO, Centro de la Imagen, México, D.F., México (2001).

 

 

EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ | 256 + 1 + 4
Installation, Photography and Video



EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ
Calendar
2002
Installation
Salt, wood and wire
210 x 90 x 90 cm

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EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ
Series: The Long Tail
"256 Drinks"
2005-2006
Framed color print
Polyptych of 256 pieces
8'5" x 11'2" (4 1/4 x 5 3/4” each)

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EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ
Happy Birthday

2005
Video

EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ
Piss
2005
Video

EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ
Untitled
2007
Video

EMILIO CHAPELA PEREZ
Untitled
2007
Video

 

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