‘Eclectic’ is an exhibition consisting of a series of analogue double exposure film photographs by the Caracas-born photographer, Alexandro Pelaez. The exhibitions presents inspiration from different viewpoints and embraces diversity, multicultural roots and gazes from different countries.
Alexandro commences from the starting point of Magic Realism, the magic of the daily, to rediscover other realities that we miss on our day-to-day journeys. His experimentation can be grouped into four large-scale cityscapes, measuring several metres in size; medium sized street environments; moving image with the use of those images; and the landscapes’ details, displayed in the intimacy of A6 size.
Mara Alves, curator of this exhibition comments “I have been working closely with Alexandro Pelaez for two years, and his work never ceases to amaze me with its constructivism, taking us to a realm of magic and futurism. One can see through what is real in his pictures, with a perfect balance of colours, shapes and symmetries but doubled with new layers of perspectives and appearances that will sharpen our imagination and take us to a new level of beauty and visionary abstractions. By using a traditional medium of double exposure with film, the outcome is not only appealing but exquisite.”
Alexandro Pelaez: Eclectic (Curated by Mara Alves)
1 – 12 October 2019
Bermondsey Project Space
183-185 Bermondsey Street
About Alexandro Peleaz:
Alexandro Pelaez is a Caracas-born analogue photographer based in London with a BA in Communication (Advertising) at Jacksonville University in Florida and was headhunted as an art director in the advertising agency BVK Meka in Miami. Having moved to London in 2001, where he completed his second BA (Hons) in Graphic at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, Alexandro has worked over the years on various photography projects with different clients in the UK, Latvia, Germany, Italy, France, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Shanghai and USA.
About Mara Alves:
Lisbon-born Artist, Contemporary Art Curator and Advisor with a Degree in Fine Arts and Curatorial Studies. Mara was accepted to an MA in Art Business programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, with impressive merit, in 2019. Over eight years in Managerial roles in the Arts Industry. Between 2010 and 2015 Mara developed and led educational and cultural programmes for students and the general public at a studio and gallery that she founded in Lisbon. In April 2019, Mara has enrolled as a cultural facilitator and project manager in London with MeelPress to bring a group of Portuguese contemporary artists to Bermondsey Project Space. Currently, Mara was appointed as Head Of Projects and Senior Curator with The Dragon Gallery focusing on contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists, and she is also independently managing and mentoring individual artist’s careers and Arts projects