“Half: A series of pieces (shafts of marble columns), divided,
fragments, are arranged in the space of the gallery
from being only half, looking for the other part to complete,
in search of their original unit lost and without turning back. ”
Alberto Peral, September, 2017
Ana Mas Projects is pleased to present Mitad, an individual exhibition by Alberto Peral held in the framework of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, which will show the artist’s most recent work. The work of Peral is part of the formal research that extends the field of sculpture incorporating in its practice means such as drawing, photography or audiovisual image. A work that arises from the development of primary forms and colors, the use of techniques such as ceramics and collage, which refers to the constructive principles of the historical avant-gardes. Peral makes use of geometric figures, spheres, triangles, rhombuses, trapezes, as elements of a formal vocabulary from which he elaborates projects that adapt to the space where they are exposed. Objects and installations that hide, in their apparent simplicity, precision mechanisms and complex construction systems, placing the observer’s gaze in a territory of double senses and visual games.
Alberto Peral (Santurce, 1966) is a Basque artist, resident since the 90s in Barcelona. From his first exhibition in Espai 13 of the Miró Foundation (1992) to today, the artist has created a journey that has led him to travel through a long series of media, but perhaps it is his productions within the sculptural genre that best represents their work. From this genre the artist shows a personal universe realized from simple and essential forms. Their projects are characterized by the combination of elements that are joining together inviting the viewer to be the axis that vertebrebre that unit.
His work has been seen in centers such as the Reina Sofía, the Irish Museum of Moden Art (Dublin) or the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), he has also been invited to talk about his work at Tate Modern (London). It forms part of the main collections of contemporary Spanish art, such as the Banco de España. Artium, la Caixa, Banc Sabadell, Alcobendas Art Center, Botín Foundation, Unión Fenosa, Helga de Alvear Foundation, among others.