Javier Pérez: En Puntas (2013)
Video installation of variable measurements comprising:
Sculpture: pointe shoes, stainless steel knives
Video projection: HD blu-ray, with sound, screened on a wall
A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.
fanart time. watched eva reboots and waiting for the 4th one. Seems like we’re finally going back to regular mind fucks…. I’m betting it’s a restart-type universe. :D
HERE IS THE FANART I PROMISED it’s babby’s first giant robot art so let’s not talk about that part, I’m just happy enough that it looks vaguely like that giant metal thing from the movie okay
but yeah I was just really excited to express my appreciation for this movie even though it’s totally outside of my normal aesthetic SO I HOPE Y’ALL LIKE IT ALSO PLEASE GO SEE PACIFIC RIM OKAY THANK
and if you’re interested, you can get prints of this at my store, right here!
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Romance Was Born Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear
I’ll just leave it like this, although i originally planned to draw their Digimon in the background. But i want to continue working on Izzy’s portrait, since he’s my favourite. Also i think leaving these paintings a little “rough” fits the mood better. °V°
holy shit these are amazing
dont ask me about josuke i’ll start crying
Laetitia Casta in Christian Dior Couture at the ‘Zulu’ Premiere in Cannes 2013
Elite Styles Decmber 1924
Movement and interactive relationship with the body has been the most important element throughout my body of work. However through these works, I also started to explore the mechanical structure as a form. Mechanical structure becomes the most enjoyable form to me as it becomes complex yet remains simple and coherent. The contrast between metal structural form and natural feather, together with the repetitive and whimsical movements of fragile wings, provokes the imagination and evolves the intimate relationship between work and viewer/wearer. Although the recent series, segmented wings have been focused on the formal challenge to engineer an intricate movement that simulates bird wings, these works are intended to be a series of poems in which I develope my own formal language, interpret the nature of wings, create various structural forms with movements, and share the metaphor, imagination, humor, with viewer/wearer.