Javier Pérez was born in Bilbao in 1968. He lives and works in Barcelona. His work is permeated by a strong symbolism and accompanied by an intense use of metaphor.The artist’s favorite subjects for addressing the impermanence and cyclic nature of life are the body and time. Works such asMutaciones (2004), a mixed media installation exhibited at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, or Tempus fugit (2002) emphasize the inexorable passage of time and the inevitable traces that it leaves on the body from a biological but, above all, from an existential point of view. To create his art, Pérez uses strong, often antithetical means of communication like horse hair and polyester, silkworm cocoons and ceramics, or cattle intestines and blown glass.
Alaqua Fry is a nocturnal ninteen year old artist and illustrator. She says “Alaqua” is Cherokee Indian for Sweet Gum Tree. Alaqua’s self proclaimed love for nudity is represented in this series of sliced and diced women. Without allowing these works to become gruesome, she appeals to our general love of nudies but creates intrigue with a little blood and gore.