Earlier this month, I exhibited my work for the first time ever at the Art Lima fair in Peru. The fair was truly an amazing experience, and I was incredibly fortunate to be able to show with my friend, the artist Aldo Chaparro, and gallerist Damián Casado of Galería Casado Santapau. Beyond the great opportunity I had to show my work to a brand new audience, the fair also allowed me to deepen my relationships with old acquaintances, as well as make some new friends.
At Art Lima, I showed a spinning cube, two wall sculptures and several smaller cubes. Once we had arrived in Peru, Florencia and I immediately got to work constructing the cubes in Aldo’s studio. We worked non-stop up until the fair opened, making sure everything was ready.
We tried a few new things with this set of works that turned out really stunning. For example, with a few of the cubes, I chose a color selection inspired by Peruvian textiles (pictured here). At the suggestion of Damián, we also experimented with some new corner installations of the works. Not only did they look fabulous, but they also evoked Malevich’s Black Square as well as the rich historical lineage of art installed in corners (by Dan Flavin, Vladimir Tatlin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lynda Benglis and many more).
The reception of my art in Lima was genuinely heartfelt and overwhelmingly positive, and I cannot wait to return to Peru. As always, my beautiful wife Florencia Minniti supported me in everything, and her hard work and bright spirit contributed greatly to the success of this trip. A huge thanks also goes to Aldo and Damián for introducing me at Art Lima. Aldo is a wonderful friend, and he not only introduced me to Damián but he also gave me space in his studio to work in while I was in Peru. His studio manager Claudia Salem was also a huge help and a joy to work with. I hope you enjoy the photos of our trip and the fair.