LUIS GISPERT - BUTIFARA
16 JUNE - 17 JULY 2011
This year Luis Gispert’s works are on our radar for further investigations of how hip hop culture has influenced a few of our times best known artists. With a survey show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Miami last year and upcoming solo shows in New York and Los Angeles we are very pleased to present past and new works associated with Gispertʼs investigations into the cultural phenomena of hip hop.
New sculptures, the world premiere of the new video “TURBO BURBO” at Mallorca Landings which marks a new direction in his work and wall paintings will be shown together with his large scale photo’s of panoramic views of landscaped and historic landmarks through the cockpit of highly customized cars or freightliners, within a frame of historical references ranging from Italian Renaissance Painting to landscape photography. The picturesque and the sublime are collided with the grotesque.
Gispert’s work is inspired by a cultural amalgamation of music, cinema, urban/pop culture, car culture, and the lyrical theatrics of hip hop.
Luis Gispert was born in 1972 Jersey City, New Jersey. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Middle East including MOCA North Miami, FL; Whitney Museum of or American Art at Altria, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Studio Museum of Harlem, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; His work has also been included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; Private collections include Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.