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Friday, December 31, 2010

Guerra de la Paz, Cheers, 2005

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

-Guerra de la Paz excerpt from Expanding horizons, by Roni Feinstein
-Art in America Dec, 2003

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GdlP in Examiner

Excerpt from: More Art Week Miami early birds

"Also on display is Red Carpet Keeper, a 2009 work by Guerra de la Paz, a wry commentary on the role of women in commerce during the current economic malaise. Dressed in a sharply tailored woman’s suit, this larger-than-life mannequin looks totally ready for business – except for the serpentine neckties that rise from her collar in place of her head."

-George Leposky

read the full article

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Guerra de la Paz, COCOON, 2010


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Textile Futures:

Fashion, Design and Technology




available for purchase at: Amazon.co.uk

Saturday, October 30, 2010

GdlP entrevistados por DMAG

Agosto 2010, #5 ,
Buenos Aires, Argentina








Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gdlp's Four Seasons

in Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas





thanks Carl

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

a sense of place

curated by Guerra de la Paz

Oct 15 - Nov 14, 2010


Participating Artists:




Cassie Marie Edwards' quietly bold oil and watercolor paintings of unremarkable interiors – so void of character that the glow emanating from outside the room becomes the focal point in her compositions– depict a sanctuary laced with isolation and light…while the highly detailed, iconic ink drawings of Jessica Wohl’s suburban mega homes define the topography and display the unsettling uniformity of the status quo. Suggesting that perhaps, all is not well in suburbia, she uses a distorted perspective to reveals ominous personalities behind the reassuring guise of their pre-fabricated facades.





Meticulously rendered, Ananda Balingits-Lefil’s mixed media compositions of guache and pencil, direct attention to patterned fabrics - rather than the human subjects – to convey both an individual and global identity through the static elegance of colonial portraiture...in contrast, John Zoller’s playful use of scale and color redefines symbolic representations of traditional art into “Rorschach-like” abstractions by using illustrations from dogmatic design publications as inspiration and tools for self-expression.





Simple and direct, Francis Acea’s acrylic paintings of text, moralize an all-encompassing point with his usage of language as iconography that carries on to a collage suite of the letter W - materialized from cyberspace in a one-day search on the internet - demonstrating the facility of accessing information from an evidently endless resource in another dimension…on the other hand, the interdisciplinary installations of Jonathan Rockford, inwardly explore elemental frontiers through his ambiguously tangible projections that softly contemplate barriers, depths and distances.





Mark Messersmith’s vibrant oil paintings are maximalist portrayals of paradisiacal nature impudently disrupted by the daily grind of civilization, replicating vistas that evoke harmony and angst from vantage points inside the remote locations…while Douglas Voisin’s aerial photographs chronicles his take-offs and landings from the comforts of a pressurized cabin, producing images that provide a bird’s eye view of configured shapes and patterns on the ground below that confirm the dislodgement of nature to accommodate and sustain human populations.





Reminiscent of early maps, John Bailly’s gestural oil paintings express pluralism and look into the influence of conflict in forming a unified identity, focusing on cities that have been constructed, destructed and reconstructed (Constantinople, St. Augustine, Savannah, and Hiroshima) to supply evidence of the resilience of a settlement and the bond of community…although David Willett’s deceptively calming oil paintings also offer a satellite view of the Earth, it is in the disorienting form of a parallel world appearing disturbingly close to our own, whose imminent danger metaphorically recounts mankind’s capacity to destroy itself.




text by Guerra de la Paz

Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art

a sense of place

curated by Guerra de la Paz

October 15 - November 14, 2010

Francis Acea, John Bailly, Ananda Balingit-LeFils, Cassie Marie Edwards, Mark Messersmith, Jonathan Rockford, Douglas Voisin, David Willett, Jessica Wohl, John Zoller



a sense of place, is a group exhibition of selected artwork that surveys the geographic and metaphysical features of a homogenous world, gathered to demonstrate a hauntingly conscious understanding of the expansibility of time and space.
A showcase of ten established and emerging contemporary artists - whose disciplinary range and contrasting styles are characterize by a diverse blend of tradition and technology - delineates the premise of this exhibit, using a visual language that transport the ordinary to the sublime; integrating cultural segments, ecological awareness and psychosocial perceptions. Put together with the intent to projects a general mood or particular mindset derived from today’s definitive lifestyle, our quest to maintain it and its inevitable consequences, this exhibition encapsulates the paradoxes of life, delivering a narrative generated by intimate explorations of the mundanely familiar and a collective reverberation of uncertainty... engaging in underlying conversations regarding personal notions of what is relevant to the significance of our existence. Through imagery that details cerebral reflections of the conditions we impose onto ourselves as well as our surroundings, a sense of place, offers a holistic observation of a topic that is blatant and obscured, microcosmic and infinite.
Guerra de la Paz

@ Carol Jazaar Contemporary Art

Friday, October 1, 2010

No Money No Glory

Francis Acea and Guerra de la Paz



press release




6th October - 4th November 2010
Preview Evening: 6th October, 7-9pm


Sunday, September 26, 2010



Samariterstraße Metrostation, Berlin, Deutschland

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thank You

"It’s hard not to think of recent clothing sculptures by Guerra de
la Paz or the claw arcade game while in No Man’s Land."

-Brent Birnbaum

read more

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Work Miami 2010



through October 17, 2010

more info at Miami Art Museum

read more about the exhibition in New Works of Miami

Thursday, August 26, 2010

GdlP - Colorscapes

Guerra de la Paz
Colorscape
1998 - 2000
decollage and photographic series

Thursday, August 12, 2010

GdlP - HOME



A video by NIU's ArtLab 2010 documenting their collaborative project with Guerra de la Paz.

Illustration - Play 2

An Expedition into the Extraordinary



victionary.com

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gdlp - Shirts Off!

from the Joes series, 2005







Saturday, August 7, 2010

Continuum Concept Drawings

by Guerra de la Paz



2009-2010


Friday, August 6, 2010

Gdlp in Artslant



excerpt from:

MAM Takes a Shot of Its City


"Another work using innovative material was from the collaborative team, Guerra de la Paz,

made up of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Male Torso 1 sits on a slick black museum

pedestal and is brightly lit like an antiquity. However, this statue is made up of discarded

clothing and shoulder pads, a commentary on modern day ideals of attractiveness and

materialistic desires."


- Gretchen Wagoner


read the full article here

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friends and Family

- Portrait Series

Guerra de la Paz, Martin, 2008
acrylic on linen


Friday, July 30, 2010

Guerra de la Paz, Man Down, A&V @ Green Library, FIU, 2008

Atlas reinterprets Man Down, Fourviere, France, 2009

Thursday, July 22, 2010

GdlP's Pieta

come la mascotte per Guerre & Pace film festival 2010
VIII Edizione


Sunday, July 18, 2010

GdlP @ MAM

New Work Miami 2010



Guerra de la Paz, Male Torso 1, 2009/2010
pillows, shoulder pads, deconstructed garments, rope, thread, steel


Miami Art Museum
July 18 through October 17, 2010

read Anne Tschida's article on the show for Biscayne Times here


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hunt & Chase

at Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody & James Salomon


July 11 - August 15

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BARBED 2010


Guerra de la Paz, '2357'

Guerra de la Paz, '2491'