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co_works exhibition / los angeles

emilio martinez julian leBallister from left to right: norbert, bettina, juian, samantha, parker julian leBallister bert esenherz bert esenherz, emilio martinez (in the background) gayle + michael roque collins from left to right: norbert guthier, michael roque collins, emilio martinez, boris ciudad real, bert esenherz artworks: boris ciudad real / left; christian maria knecht / right artworks: fred tieken (left) barbara fisher (middle) alvaro sanchez (right) artworks: martinez parente (left) emilio martinez (middle), boris ciudad real (right) artworks: alcis szabo-reiss (left) bert esenherz (right) artworks: michael roque collins (left) alcis szaba-reiss (right)

many thanks to my co_worker, without their contributional work this exhibition wouldn´t had happen:

alcis zabo-reiss, alvaro sanchez, barbara fischer, bert esenherz, boris ciudad real, christ maria servant, emilio martinez, fred tieken, juan martinez parente, michael roque collins.

i was happy to welcome bert, boris, emilio and michael during the opening reception.

special thanks to a julian leBallister for all his perfect work in producing the pictures and last but not least to fred tieken for his invitation to present the co_works project in his gallery in los angeles.

marc bergeron / 2

vulcano masaya france bellehumeur, marc bergeron, bettina guthier

We met our canadian friends marc begeron and france bellehumeur in jaco (costa rica) again. I feel very honored to get such a comment about my picture „vulcano masaya“ from such a great colleague. Thanks marc!!

A powerfull image {vulcano masaya} from my friend photographer Norbert Guthier, you can follow him on his long journey on his blog : http://www.guthier.com/blog or on his Facebook page : norbert guthier photography, wonderfull images ! Norbert and his partner Bettina started there trip from Halifax 2014. We met them while they were in Québec city in august 2014 (see Norbert’s blog : http://www.guthier.com/blog/?m=201408 since then we are keeping contact and we develloped a true friendship ! Thank you to photographer Mr. Frank Lothar Lange (Frank Onedayonephoto) that allowed this frienship to happened.

costa rica / 1

monte verde monte verde monte verde monte verde kincachu / monte verde kincachu / monte verde pacific ocean

here some pictures i had captured in costa rica.

monte verde / costa rica

howler monkeys outside monte verde reserve everything is chopped down

some impressions from the monte verde conservation area.

simón vega


Simón lives in a small community near the beach, 15 km. from the town of La Libertad in El Salvador and very close to all the surfing spots in the area. In his studio he does research, drawings and design for the large scale sculptures he builds, which are based on historical spacecrafts and capsules from the Cold War, but built using materials and methods of construction inspired in the informal architecture of the poor homes and constructions found in his native country. The sculptures themselves, because of their size, are usually built on site at the galleries that represent him in Vienna, Medellín and Guatemala and museums around the world, therefore his studio is mainly a research, laboratory and testing site. He showed us some of his past and upcoming projects, such as a huge space station based on the Soviet MIR, which will be built next April at a secret undisclosed site.

BIO

Simón Vega creates drawings, sculptural installations and happenings inspired in local markets, self-made-architecture and vendor carts found in Central America. These works parody Cold War space capsules, Mayan pyramids, Modernism’s iconic buildings and contemporary surveillance systems, creating a humorous fusion between first and third worlds. He has exhibited his work extensively in Europe, the United States, Central and South America. He has algo been a teacher for over ten years at three local universities, done numerous workshops, organized and curated exhibitions, co-edited the book Y.ES Collecting Contemporary El Salvador and is a member of the board at Y.ES Contemporary. He is founder and co-director of Estación Arte y Surf residency and cultural program. He lives in La Libertad, El Salvador.

www.simon-vega.blogspot.com and www.ciudades-perdidas.blogspot.com

 

termales de alicante


The warnings about el salvador were varsatile. Super dangerous, criminal gangs etc and our central american guide had the title: don’t go there, it’s dangerous, you will die “. But everyone in the neighboring country, the neighboring city, the neighboring district and all those who claim this have never been there before. Our first destination in el salvador was the hotsprings “termales de alicante”, a hot water paradise consisting of 15 swimming pools with different temperatures. After our round trip through el salvador – which we survived unscathed – we stopped here a second time and enjoyed the plant mostly for ourselves. Almost – because at night 3 heavily armed guards were on duty. But that’s common here, even for any better fries hut.

boris ciudad real / el salvador


We discovered his work in a great, guatemalan gallery for contemporary art and I asked him for a studio visit. He lives and works in el salvador, a country tortured by gang crime in central america. I squeeze our truck backwards into the dead end street where he lives, and his entire family welcomed us warmly. Boris presented his latest work and is pleased to be involved in my co_works project. Great. You can look forward to seeing what will be shown at the upcoming co_works exhibition in los angeles (april 2018).