L.A. RIVER

The river as a metaphor of life Vol.2

 

The LA River project comprises a series of multimedia works that refer to the experiences lived by the artist during his years residing in Los Angeles, CA., and to his journey along the LA River.

By recounting his immigration years in the United States, the cultural adaptation and shock, personal dreams, aspirations, and lived experiences as well as his struggle. The artist decides to tell his own story through a series of works he has been creating since 2016.

Together with his abstract documentary “51 Miles”, these sculptures complete the original concept of the “LA River” project. 


The Architecture:

The series of sculptures designed by the artist, are based on the LA River’s architecture and utilize materials sourced from the river itself, such as sand and water for the concrete parts. According to the artist’s documentation, the mega-structure is characterized of architectural features that are unique and intrinsic in the river’s design. 

 

Work in progress.
Thank you for your patience.

 
 

Exhibition images at Nous Tous Gallery,
Los Angeles, 2018.

"1/3 of my life - No. 1" - 1/4, 2017 LA River, 2017  Frame: Size: 49” W X 83” H X 12” L Steel, Glass, Cement Concrete Part: LA River Sand, LA River Water, Portland Cement  Image: Untitled #1, 2016. From the series 51 Miles.  LIGHTJET TYPE C 47 5/8” X 32 7/8”

"1/3 of my life - No. 1" - 1/4, 2017
LA River, 2017

Frame:
Size: 49” W X 83” H X 12” L
Steel, Glass, Cement
Concrete Part: LA River Sand, LA River Water, Portland Cement

Image:
Untitled #1, 2016.
From the series 51 Miles.
LIGHTJET TYPE C 47 5/8” X 32 7/8”

 
 
 
 
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The Reminder, 2017
LA River
15” W X 27” H X 12” L  
Steel

 

The Reminder, 2017
LA River
15” W X 27” H X 12” L
Steel

 
 

Immigrants and indigenous people have always been heroes to me. I have valued their strength and courage to get ahead in life despite all of their life difficulties. I have always been interested in these two kinds of people and in their lives. To me they are some of the most courageous people in the world, those who decide to change their lives and leave everything behind in the search for a better life. As a young man I always wanted to feel that worth of myself and having turned myself into an immigrant in the US has been one of my most ambitious projects. A life project