April 21, 2009

Javier Tapia

I am extremely fortunate to have met Javier Tapia, an artist based in Copenhagen (born in Santiago, Chile, lived for a time in Barcelona), he his now in Los Angeles invited by UCLA's Prof. Mary Kelly to head up an Interdisciplinary studio for six months. Affable, intelligent, direct, challenging, simultaneously open and informed. In the first hours of our meeting at Hop Louie, he laid this on my table with a big smile: "I don't know you very well, but I have to say... that any artist who thinks that art is located in an art object... is a FOOL." What a wonderful start to a conversation!

The image above is from his exhibition and associated publication, Monte Carlo Club. You can find his work on his personal website here. Click and click and click his links. Along with artists that I personally know such as Andrew Hahn, Javier a perfect exemplar of the pan media artist, a considerable inspiration for me.

A bottomless cup.

Posted by Dennis at April 21, 2009 9:49 AM

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