|Artwork during residency.|
|Artwork created prior to residency.|
Residency: April-May 2011
About the Artist:
Borea’s work is developed around the difficult and dramatic relationship between cultures and histories; the coexistence of past and present with an approach that can go from the particular to the general and vice versa, he weaves his life experience with those spaces where this experience was developed.
Borea makes a personal mapping exercise with different formats and on various media, around certain places and spaces. Borea expresses himself in a language that combines the international of the contemporary with the personal of his environment, a practice that reveals the overcoming of cultural colonialism and the aura of the exotic linked to vernacular civilizations. The map is a symbol of identity by an individual, people and culture, with the demand of a proper place and at the same level.
His proposal is committed to a conciliatory speech, a mediator in the conflict of coexistence between past and present and between the vernacular and the foreign of his eventual environment, overcoming cultural, ideological, racial, social and economic barriers.
Aluminum and mixed media
Work made with recollected rests of aluminum found in Utica, dumps from factories and different sources that I ensemble together creating new territories or landscapes. Between order and chaos these architectural collages show different views of cities. This piece talks about the ideas of progress and modernity.
Collage on paper
9 x 12 inches
Continuing my researches about slums and favelas, this works explores the inside America, the real estate market and the socio-economic struggle of some places inside the U.S. The crisis and the idea of a new distribution and balance are some of the topics of this works.
In this series of collages, I recollect information about the house market, recollect images of different parts of America, and paint them with spray paint, then cut and destroy part of the information creating new architectural forms that relates with the idea of favelas and ruins.
Plastic Bags and mixed media on structure.
Rainbow is a site specific installation made with different plastic bags recollected from the streets in NYC and Lima.The different information and brands and stores can be read all across the installation. The colored plastic bags create a Rainbow of information.
The idea of capitalism and consumerism is mixed with the concept of beauty and nature. Cities progress and decadence are some of the topics of this work.