Español | Francais | Deutsch | English

Music?

On Off

Entre la realidad y la ficción, Conrado Aguilar Pantigoso

   

Photo Album

Afin d’étendre un pantalon, qui vient d’être lavé, sur un étendoir à linge, une top modèle fait un saut, comme celui capturé par Cartier- Bresson il y a 80 ans. Une autre femme marche, élégante, de nuit.

En même temps, elle réprime un enfant, en lui tirant les oreilles, d’après le Cusco, photographié par Chambi. La Cène de Léonard de Vinci est métamorphosée en un repas de midi arequipénien dans une picantería (restaurant typique de gastronomie aréquipénienne, magique et de couleurs intenses).

Quant à la Joconde, elle semble déménager, peut-être de Florence à Milan. C’est comme ça qu’évolue le monde que Conrado Aguilar nous présente. En se promenant dans ce monde, on va trouver des compositions qui rendent honneur à une série de photographes, à ceux que l’auteur à étudié, en même temps, il utilise leurs œuvres et les réinterprète à sa manière.

Par ailleurs, certaines images de certaines périodes de la peinture, en particulier de la Renaissance et du Surréalisme, sont à nouveau transformées selon le style et l’iconographie de Conrado Aguilar. Conrado joue, s’amuse, et de la même manière qu’il arrive à mélanger la photographie et la peinture dans son œuvre, il provoque également la rencontre plus difficile, moins amicale, en abordant ce que nous considérons “l’Art majeur” (celui que produisent les grands talents, et dont les limites étaient plus claires jusqu’à l’arrivée du Post-modernisme.), d’un point de vue singulier: moyennant l’utilisation de la photographie publicitaire et de la mode.

C’est le conflit défini par Umberto Eco entre la beauté de la provocation et la beauté de la consommation, la première proposée par les avant-gardistes du XXème siècle, et la recherche permanente d’images provocantes et de regards différents ; et la seconde reposant sur les paramètres esthétiques proposés par la mode, la télévision et les médias.

Tout à fait contemporain. Il existe une dichotomie en plus, et c’est celle qui donne nom à l’ensemble des œuvres et à l’exposition: La pulsation explicite entre la réalité et la fiction. Son univers particulier est chargé d’un éclat net provenant d’images fantastiques et hallucinées, de formes illuminées, qui, insérées dans des contextes de quotidienneté et composées à partir de photomontages, rendent l’imagination de l’artiste possible, réelle.

De cette manière, la première exposition individuelle de Conrado, après avoir exposé à Paris, est bien une invitation à faire partie d’un monde composé d’une intégration, d’une rencontre, d’un cocktail préparé à partir d’ingrédients de différents styles. L’œuvre nous enveloppe, bois de différentes sources, et arrive à mélanger les styles et les formes d’un coup d’œil très particulier, curieux, ludique, gai et en même temps énergique.

Andrés Morales Juillet 2012 – Traduction en français Laure-Amélie Schaller

Metrónomo (2010)

150x150cm

Piano Nuclear (2009)

150x100cm

En El Techo Del Edificio De Mi Ex (2009)

100x150cm

Reflejo En Vino (2009)

150x100cm

Jalón De Orejas (2009)

100x150cm

Beso Al Alfil (2009)

150x100cm

Jirón De La Paz (2009)

110x164cm

Última Cena Loncca (2010)

200x100cm

Manzana (2011)

150x100cm

Aparición En La Campiña (2012)

150x100cm

Retrato De Una Mudanza (2010)

150x100cm

Colonia Peruana (2010)

200x100cm

Lunes A Las 18 Horas (2010)

150x100cm

Circus Burger (2012)

150x100cm

Fiesta Lunar (2011)

200x120cm

Retrato Al Rubik (2011)

100x150cm

Retrato Familiar - Nolan En Paris (2010)

200x100cm

Noche De Juegos - Nolan En Paris (2010)

200x100cm

Le Futur (2047)

200x100cm

Estamos Gestando (2011)

150x100cm

Prensa

Arts et Métiers

150x100cm

Cosas (2012)

Revista Cosas

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Prensa

Conrado Aguilar Pantigozo (Arequipa 1985)

"The reality is not created, it only transforms itself”. This happened and fed my imagination”

I was born together with the first ray of sunshine, on 22nd July 1985. It was 5:55am in the beautiful city of Arequipa, south of Peru. I don’t remember this time well, until I became conscious at 3 years old. My family: my parents, my siblings, my dear and funny grandmothers; my house: a castle in the middle of the city. As soon as I knew how to walk I was my mother’s official helper in the kitchen.

I was very happy with all the responsibilities I was given. My dad looked always very smart, He would come back home every day at 6pm from his office, leaver with jam- his favorite dinner. I loved the mornings, sunbathing and playing with my siblings.That was until my parents had the brilliant idea of sending me to school.

Monday 6am, first day of school. A red car waiting for me at the castle’s door. Our first lesson:Art. We used red crayons to draw pictures, we used to break them and put them into our nostrils shouting to the teacher:” Help, I’m bleeding!”. This type of jokes led the leadership team of my school to invite me 10 years later to leave their school and so I had to migrate to another school called Champagnat, together with my younger brother Ricardo (who currently is abachelor in martial arts).

Juan Carlos (my older brother, my mentor, genius and later AKAKAU General) gave me a guitar; it was then when I found the secret: practice makes master. So, I put together a “blues band” and learned how to play the harmonica to seduce the ladies. I also took part in a drawing competition, I came in last place and it was called…”the man with no talent”. That is why now I draw everything I imagine. A few months before the end of the school year, in 2002, myfathergave me hisYashica camera with telemetric lens.

It came in a beautiful leather box that smelled of the wardrobe that he always kept locked; and why even now still remains a mystery to us. Mycareerpathwasn’ttheArts, thatwhatsomephyscologiststold me in mylastyear of school, they said: “you’ll make a great lawyer or engineer one day”. Of course I didn’t listen to them and I went to study music. Mysister Blanca, was at Unistudyinglaw, art and graphicdesign; butfound that her heart was in the love of making food and now she is a well-known chef.

One day she caught meoff guardtaking a picture of me withheranaligic camera, saying hi tothesun, as I do it every morning when I wake up. She said that it was for some homework. I wanted to see that picture- at the time digital photography didn’t exist. She said to me that she had to go into a dark room, she had to use water to be able to see the pictures in black and white, it takes 25 to 45 minutes for it to dry, use a series of machinery, filters and procedures to correct any imperfections. A long magical process to allow a fragment of reality to be imprinted in paper forever.

I wanted to know more about this, so I enrolled in to a photography course, where I did my first job- I still have it. The intrigued that produces me to capture a fragment of light in a bi-dimensional plane made me enrolled in Centro de la Imagen antes Centro de la Fotografía y antes Gaudí in Lima, 2006 to study photography properly. After learning the concept, and philosophy of the image and having the best teachers in photography, I got what I call my own light, I try to imprint this in every Work I do as in all my dreams.

The sowing was already done. I startedtoharvestthefruits of mylabour in 2008; I was the official photographer of the most important beauty event in Peru- Miss Peru as well as in 2009 and 2010. I took part in a TV competition and was the runner up, I also won another competition photographing a “gate”, that same year I graduate with honors for my thesis Re-Makes. Throughthework of chance and fate I wasinvitedtogoto Paris, where I tookpartin a collectiveexhibition of latincontemporaryartists in November 2010 in the Art Gallery“BruneauMunier”,.

I fell in love with Paris, visited Italy, Holland and Austria. It was in Austria where I spent a few wonderful weeks with my sister. She worked in a real castle for some Austrian royals. I observed their customs, their love and pride for their motherland and was impressed by their decision of not allowing their children to watch any television whatsoever.

I tried ever since to capture a new culture of not just images, but also their artistic expressions and their influence from Atlantis- Egypt- Rome- Spain- Constructivism- Post Modernism, a journey through the Renaissance to the contemporary.

When I came back toPeru, I decided to found the Cultural Association Tragaluz in Arequipa city, its mission is to promote and encourage visual culture throughthedissemination of alltypes of visual arts,wedidanexcellentdocumentary video and thepublication of a book.

I am convinced that all knowledge is limited therefore it must be shared, the only way to do this is by teaching it to other people. That is the reason why I became a teacher from the beginning of this year. I teachPhotography in theInstituto del Sur. In this short history I lead the Audio-Visual production company:.CazaTiburones. Records:, where I serve as director, plumber, designer, producer post, Carpenter, Manager, photographer, DJ, among many other things.

Being 27 years old, I can say that this visual experience served to me to gather experiences and to relate to all kinds people between artists, musicians, poets and madmen.

In July, 2012 I exhibit me the first individual “Between the Reality and the Fiction”.

C.V. Curriculum Vitae

Individuals exhibitions

July 2012

  • "Entre la Fincción y la Realidad" Alianza Francesa Aerquipa-Pérou.

Expositions Collectives

November 2009

  • Photosintesis Galerie El Ojo Ajeno Lima Pérou.

January 2010

  • Colectiva Galeria El Ojo Ajeno Lima Pérou www.centrodelaimagen.edu.pe.

July 2010

  • Epicentro Galerie Larcomar Miraflores.

October 2010

  • Galerie Talmart Paris - France www.talmart.com.
  • Galerie Munier Paris - France www.galeriebruneaumunier.com.

June 2011

  • Límites de la ciudad Galerie Alianza francesa Arequipa.

January 2012

  • El Último Lustro Galerie Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland Miraflores Lima - Pérou.

Collections

Municipality

Fairs

August 2010

  • Lima Photo 2010 Casa "Peroni".

April 2011

  • Art Metz Francia www.artmetz.com

Conrado Aguilar Pantigodo

Can call:

Móvil: 0051-54-987741667    Fijo: 0051-54-600413

Send me a e-mail:

info@conradoaguilar.com

Or folow me: