THE ORIGINS OF COLOR / COLOR ORIGIN - Paul Rosero Contreras 27/10/2018 automatic translate
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WHO I AM Gallery
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After opening in 1535, the Galapagos Islands remained extremely sparsely populated until 1832, when they were legally attached to the Republic of Ecuador. For three centuries, the archipelago was visited by pirates and whalers, and then the islands were the location of the prison and base of the American army until the recognition of the Galapagos National Park in 1936. Now the islands are the world heritage of UNESCO and the reserve of the world biosphere. Due to the relatively low influence of mankind, the archipelago has a unique ecosystem and acts as a visual “laboratory of evolution”.
THE ORIGIN OF COLOR is a multimedia exposition consisting of graphics, photographs, sculptures, and video taken above and below water at various points in the Galapagos. Through selected mediums, the author, Paul Rosero Contreras, explores the utopian myth of isolation and the absence of states associated with “enchanted islands”. At the same time, new approaches to the interaction of man and the environment, as well as artistic understanding of the biological phenomena of the Ocean, are shown.
The exhibition presents the results of a number of art & science expeditions to the National Park of the Galapagos Islands (2017 - 2018), which were held in close cooperation of artists, biologists and philosophers. The point of the planet, which is usually associated with the "origin of species" *, will open to visitors of the exhibition the secrets of the origin of color. Here, endemics like characters and active volcanoes like a sci-fi landscape are woven into parallel stories about human destinies and inhuman universes.
* Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, 1859.
Paul Rosero Contreras is a modern concept artist. Born in 1982 in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts (CALArts) and a Master of Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain. He is currently researching and teaching Art, Sience & Technology at the University of San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. His works have repeatedly been marked by special prizes and grants and were widely represented at international art events such as the 57th Venice Biennale, the 5th Moscow Biennale of Young Art, the 1st Antarctic Biennale, Cuenca Biennale, Biennal del Sur, Siggraph in Los Angeles, as well as in the Musee Quai Branly collections in Paris, Instituto Cervantes in Rome, Museo de Historia de Zaragoza in Spain, the H2 Center in Augsburg and others.
The artist’s distinctive approach is to work with scientific data, speculative realism and fictional narratives. His artwork covers topics related to
geopolitics, environmental issues, as well as relations between people in extreme conditions.
WHO I AM Gallery is a modern multifunctional project that combines fashion, design and contemporary art. In the space of the gallery regularly hosts events of various formats: exhibitions, lectures, discussions, concerts. WHO I AM Gallery in collaboration with contemporary artists participates in the creation of exclusive objects, developing a new form of communication, reinterpreting modernity. The gallery presents not only modern artists, but also the eponymous brand of clothing and accessories WHO / AM, and jewelry of the YAKUBOV Jewelry House brand, as well as unique interior items.
PROJECT PARTNERS: Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador, natural drinking water Seryab.