July 31–August 2 & August 10. Javier Bravo de Rueda: Ritual Containers. Workshop and intervention

Javier Bravo de Rueda: Ritual Containers
Workshop: July 31–August 2, 15:00–18:00 daily
Intervention: Saturday, August 10, 19:00

During the 3-day workshop starting Wednesday the 31st, we will create together the ceramic objects for the permanent intervention that will be presented on August 10th at TIER.

“Ritual Containers” is a way to propose the exploration of the idea of containers as artistic object with an applied sense in their utilitarian form and its narrative quality in a ritual environment of everyday practice. For the workshop and in-situ intervention, there will be a collaborative dynamic grouped in 5 main themes based on the theory of the five skins by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This is an interpretation about how the individual relates with the different ideas or layers between the being and the outside. The forms are also inspired by the keros. Keros are the ritual prehispanic vases or cups from the Andes of ancient times. They were usually used to drink chicha by the high-level governors and nobility. These containers were made in wood with natural resin but also in terracotta and metalwork. While the shape of the keros was stylized in the Inca era, there is a lot of freedom in the proposals made before then by pre-Inca cultures from the coast and other sites in the Andes. On them, we can find a mix of natural and mythical representation, architecture and a variety of geometric patterns.

The results of the workshop will become part of the permanent intervention of Javier Bravo de Rueda at The Institute for Endotic Research, which will be presented August 10, 19:00.

The workshop (July 31–August 2, 15:00–18:00 daily) is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP at: theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

Javier Bravo de Rueda (1989)
Bravo de Rueda studied Fine Arts in the Facultad de Arte de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, complementing his studies in Chile, USA and Spain. He was part of the ceramic program of the contemporary ceramic workshop, Huara Huara in Santiago de Chile There, he would develop his interest for process and technical investigation of ceramics, later influencing in a major way his understanding of the pictorial. In 2012 he complements his studies in The Art Students League in New York, USA. After completing his studies, Bravo de Rueda receives the honorable mention of Premio a la Crítica granted by the PUCP (2014). His work is characterized, since then, by a constant revision of means and supports that finally determine an extensive body of work and procedural exercises. He has just completed a Postgraduate Studies program in Applied Arts / Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain.
Influenced by the abstract and expressive informalism, during the first years of his career he exhibits in Lima, Miami and New York and in 2015 he has his first solo exhibition, Yaku’s Ride in the Secret Sixteen Gallery, Montauk, NY, and Il senso del Corpo, FISAD 2015 in the Pinacoteca dell’Accademia Albertina in Turin, Italy. That same year he co-founds Taller Dos Ríos, which focuses on contemporary and utilitarian ceramic.
Between 2016 and 2017 he attends the residence Goctalab in Amazonas, Peru. Within his subsequent exhibitions stand out Y Generation in Y Gallery (Lima), Bajo Un Mismo Ruido in Galería Crisis (Lima) and Diciembre in Galería Forum (Lima). In the year 2018, Bravo de Rueda exhibits his second and third solo: Visiones para ejercer, in the gallery Espacio 22 (Lima) and Trapos, Galeria Crisis (Lima).

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