JUAN PABLO PLAZAS
LIVES/WORKS IN BRUSSELS
Juan Pablo Plazas is a young Colombian artist and anthropologist. His practice questions the relationship between objects and language through installation, sculpture and performance.
Rooted in the solid and discarded form, his work emerges from symbolism and linguistic processes, in which existing objects transform into elaborate and peculiar narrations. Isolated from normality these inanimate objects become a living subject with desire.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Performance (2016) at Bureau des Realites, Brussels
Her (2016) Tape, rope, wood and reassembled chair
Frog (2015) Leather gloves, found tiles, acrylic, timber
Girl #1 (2014) Digital prints, mirror, glass, adhesive tape, leather belt and foam rubber
Kneeling Chair (2014) Blanket, chair and wood - Jan Naaikens Prize winner (NL)
PLAZAS at DMW ARTSPACE
You, Me and You Again Me, is the duo exhibition featuring a collaboration between Juan Pablo Plazas and Timo van Grinsven at DMW Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium opening 19th of January 2017
PLAZAS at BUREAU DES REALITIES
Young Columbian artist Juan Pablo Plazas (b.1987) and Belgian great Marianne Berenhaut (b.1934) come together through coincidence and friendship from remote generations and cultures through the organisation and love of sculpture. Exhibition until April 29 at Bureau des Realities, Brussels. Read More / FLUX news no.70 (in French) / I-D Vice / on ContemporaryArtDaily