Benjamín

Torres

Don't ever work!

26.06.2021 - 28.08.2021

Pequod Co. presents Don´t ever work! by Benjamín Torres, from June 26th, 2021.

For this exhibition, Torres produced a large-format, three-dimensional piece that takes urban graffiti, photographed around his immediate surroundings in Mexico City, as a starting point. By becoming sculptural, this body of work speaks about the relationship between form, space and text and articulates the famous and incendiary situationist scribble that the show owes its name to.

Likewise, he generated a group of carved concrete reliefs that address graffiti from a historical conception inspired by "Graffiti”, a series of photos produced by Brassaï between the 30s and 50s in the City of Paris, before the commercialization of spray paint.

About the Exhibition:

Pequod Co. presents Don´t ever work! by Benjamín Torres, from June 26th, 2021.

For this exhibition, Torres produced a large-format, three-dimensional piece that takes urban graffiti, photographed around his immediate surroundings in Mexico City, as a starting point. By becoming sculptural, this body of work speaks about the relationship between form, space and text and articulates the famous and incendiary situationist scribble that the show owes its name to.

Likewise, he generated a group of carved concrete reliefs that address graffiti from a historical conception inspired by "Graffiti”, a series of photos produced by Brassaï between the 30s and 50s in the City of Paris, before the commercialization of spray paint.

Benjamín Torres

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About the artist:

Benjamín Torres (Mexico City, 1969) was educated in the sculpture field and later led his work towards experimentation, within a more open and post-conceptual concept of tridimensional practice.

Benjamín encounters his benchmarks in the stockpile, the dismantling and the analysis of certain devices of the consumer culture and of media information. The methods used for the artist production stem from the post avant-garde scenario: appropriation, intervention, recontextualization and assemblage, which he uses for resignifying cultural phenomena as well as global and immediate surroundings.

During his career, Torres has participated in more than 80 group shows and 16 solo shows, in Mexico and abroad, among his more recent shows are: Approaching Abstraction, at Blain/Southern gallery in London, group show inaugurated on January of 2020 and the solo show Dislocaciones demarcadas at Estudio Marte in Mexico City, opened on January 31st of 2019.

His work can be found in Colección Jumex, ESPAC, Fundación RAC, MACO Oaxaca and Phillips/Yuyito, among others.