Guerra de la Paz / Studio Visit / part 1/2

Guerra de la Paz is the composite name which represents the creative team of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Guerra de la Paz was established in 1996, when the original idea by two individual artists of just sharing a studio transformed into a collaboration that produced a series of paintings, photography, collage-decollage, sculpture and installation.

During Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 the Main Miami-Dade Public Library showed a large sculpture titled Indradhanush (Rainbow) as part of the group show Polychrome Affinities. The piece is an example of their current focus on creating works out of unwanted clothing. Their work is included in major collections. In the previous year, their free-standing sculpture Nine was sold to the Saatchi Collection.

VernissageTV visited Guerra de la Paz in their studio in Miami to talk about their work. In the first part of this interview, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz talk about the beginnings of their collaboration, the installation Indradhanush, why they use found objects, and the way they work together.

A solo show titled Otherworld opens on January 16, 2009 at Carol Jazzar Gallery in Miami. In June 2009 Guerra de la Paz have another solo exhibition at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York (Guerra de la Paz: Power Ties).

Guerra de la Paz, Studio Visit. Part 1/2. Miami, Florida / USA, November 27, 2008.

Links: Review by Tatiana Flores in ArtNexus No. 69, Vol. 7, 2008; article by Michelle Weinberg in MAG Miami Art Guide.

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