Photography and concept: Ricardo Arispe. Texts: Elizabet Marin, Yuri Liscano, Manuel Velazquez Ortega, Juan Antonio Gonzalez. Graphic design: Eduardo Chumaceiro. Weight 0.215 kg. Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 2 cm. Pages: 200. Cover: Hard cover. ISBN: 978-980-12-9730-7. Copies: 500 (150 signed and numbered) BUY IT NOW After 18 year of receiving high-sounding voices, insults, not being recognized and being excluded. Noticing how our individual freedoms have been disappearing. feeling that we are enemies of a government that has attacked democracy … millions of Venezuelans have had ,by force, to look for ways to adapt to the terrible sociopolitical circumstances. The […]
Societies and intervened individuals deprived of their sovereignty; they see their freedom diminished. Intervene means to scrutinize, to control, to censor, to spy, to supervise, and to authoritatively interfere. These definitions are referred to ways of exercising power, the way that a dominant party has to penetrate a delimited space and act with authority. However, intervened also means to get involved in an issue: to adjudicate between those who dispute. As an intransitive verb it is equivalent to occur, to happen. To intervene has a particular complexity as it appeals to diverse actions with unequal purposes. Even so, the different […]
Artistically, We consider an intervention everything that adds –functionally or aesthetically- to “ a work”, further than that, in daily life, we are constantly being intervening/intervened from everywhere, we intervene the system and this one intervene us; we make interventions, and our work is intervened, we intervene our surroundings and the limitations/reactions have a direct influence on our everydayness. To sum up, we try to intervene in our day-to-day activities while hundreds of entities try to intervene our ideas. It does not matter if it is ephemeral or permanent, any intervention is the result of a process that has only […]
Revealing the absent and failed character of that printed image that we find in different supports, buildings and t-shirts, walls and water tanks, posters and the “eyes of Chavez”. A sort of “painting” of thick and schematic outline that tries to contain and condense, beyond death, the presence of that absolute “master” that imposed a policy of exclusions and unique identities, a retrograde and self-referential way of life, a world of exclusions that seeks to homogenize eliminating dissidence and differences. Those eyes that have lost their gaze and their saying, which are only a trace and a chunk, that have […]
“Who are we?, ¡Venezuela!; ¿What do we want?, ¡freedom!; ¿What do we do?, nothing tangible” –anonimous- Venezuela, the one with a plethora of messiahs and the opinion holders by trade; the land of those who know everything but control nothing. A kind of black humour novel which reality surpasses any fiction story ever written. Political actors who pull in different directions, according to them looking for a way out (non-existent) altogether; messianic heroes that appear every day and their stories end up being jokes of bad taste, that are told by themselves; The fashionista country , where a “selfie” or […]
After 18 year of receiving high-sounding voices, insults, not being recognized and being excluded. Noticing how our individual freedoms have been disappearing. feeling that we are enemies of a government that has attacked democracy … millions of Venezuelans have had ,by force, to look for ways to adapt to the terrible sociopolitical circumstances. The series #Somos #Resilientes, conceived by Ricardo Arispe in the heat of the anti-government riots that started in Venezuela in April of 2017, resorts to the (symbolic) image of the citizen protected by wearing an anti-gas mask asking, on the streets, for an immediate solution to their […]
Fragments of Venezuelan society, 2017. Available sizes: 30cm x 45cm | 60cm x 90cm | 100cm x 150cm (SPANISH) #ElHombreNuevo Fragmentos de la sociedad venezolana, 2017. Tamaños disponibles: 30cm x 45cm | 60cm x 90cm | 100cm x 150cm
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In honor of Caracas on its 450th anniversary and those killed in the last protests of 2017. Size: 85cm x 160cm Copies: 10 (SPANISH) En tus 450 En honor a Caracas en su 450 aniversario y a los caídos en las ultimas protestas de 2017. Tamaño: 85cm x 160cm Copias: 10
The recovering and rediscovering of spaces is a must for the societies that seek to rise after years of continuous detriment, but what about symbols, colors and words? Without a doubt it is an issue that goes far beyond of our surroundings. In the last 20 years, Venezuela went from being a country with great perspectives of development, to a spectacle of very bad taste, also dressed mostly by “redefined” words and the usurpation of symbols and colors to promote what it is an unhelpful trend from any point of view, instead of objectively addressing the existing reality: corruption, impunity, […]
Somos (We are), individual exhibition of the Venezuelan photographer Ricardo Arispe is a project made by Carmen Araujo Art in partnership with La Hacienda La Trinidad Cultural Park, which occupied the rooms of Secadero 3 La Hacienda from August 13 to September 17. With a graphic game of signs, images and referential narratives, Ricardo Arispe reflects on the Venezuelan political crisis in some of its most reveling aspects, producing visual contents capable of showing the heterogeneity of the social theme that is involved. The photographer conveys the strength and the drama of street protests, and the excessive violence used to […]
Two words that involve changing. Revolution, a turn and Evolution, progress. The first, social as power structure, while the second implies an unfolding and a phase of transformation and development. Traveling is a constant in the photographic work of Ricardo Arispe, is done on this occasion, with the intention of understanding the consequences and outcome of a social and ideological process that happened in other latitudes.He uses the prefix Re and the word Involution as a metaphor to point out the opposite, the antonym of progress, a regression. The photographs become symbols, at the same time they represent technological power, […]
Photography and concept: Ricardo Arispe. Text: Marcel del Castillo. Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 2 cm. Pages: 100. Cover: Hard cover. ISBN: 978-980-12-8706-3. Copies: 500 (150 signed and numbered) Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people. ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a […]
Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people. ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also […]
Chernobyl, Ukraine. Available sizes: 10cm x 15cm | 30cm x 45cm | 60cm x 90cm | 100cm x 150cm (SPANISH) Postales de Prypiat Chernobyl, Ucrania. Tamaños disponibles: 10cm x 15cm | 30cm x 45cm | 60cm x 90cm | 100cm x 150cm
Surroundings of the Maidan square, Kiev, Ukraine. (SAPANISH) Las paredes hablan Alrededores de la plaza Maidán, Kiev, Ucrania.
Duga Radar, Chernobyl, Ukraine. (SPANISH) Radar Duga, Chernobyl, Ucrania.
Chernobyl, What’s inside ? (SPANISH) Chernobyl, ¿Qué hay dentro?.