Monday, January 3, 2011

Guerra de la Paz

Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban born artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz- who live and work in Miami, Florida - and have been consistantly producing collaboratively since 1996. 

Artist Statement

Our work is based on a combination of traditional disciplines and experimentation with dimension and the use of unconventional materials.  It is inspired by an essential familiarity with the ready made and the archeological qualities that found objects possess.  Encapsulating an energy that reveals underlying meanings and depicts the significance of mass produced refuse on our society.
Through a common aesthetic, we create work with a universal message.  Using recycled objects as our medium and the guidance of the unrelenting amounts of information that fuels todays mass consciousness and it's subversive parallels.  Allowing us ways to reinvent historic themes and classic icons while still commenting on contemporary culture.
Our close proximity to the Pepe businesses that once thrived in Little Haiti has been a major source of inspiration.  Gaining access to an overubundance of discarded clothing - relics that once helped define an individual's personality and communally speak of environmental issues, mass consumption and disposability - opened the doors for us to working with garments as a material.  We often see ourselves as vehicles guided by their essence and silent histories.

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