Selected works by Luis Gispert

Luis Gispert
Untitled (Guerrilla)

2007

C-print

182.9 x 276.9
Luis Gispert sees his work situated at an intersection of certain arcane aesthetic ideals, notions of the constructed photographic image, and an interest in concepts of the picturesque and sublime in landscape photography. Unlike a number of his fellow artists, however, he has no interest in a seamless weave; on the contrary, it’s the rough seams that give the work its vigour. Gispert puts the viewer in the back seat of richly upholstered cars or trucks and takes us off on a ride through the Californian desert and the Grand Tetons. Or so it would appear. It’s hard not to think of these interiors as a video game, but fact is stranger than fiction, and facts they are – of a kind.
Luis Gispert
Untitled (Escalades)

2007

C-print

182.9 x 276.9

The rich fabrics are real enough, lovingly installed by the vehicles’ proud owners, but the deception starts here. Burberry? Gucci? Stephen Sprouse? No, knock-offs. Real vistas out those windows? Well, yes, but transplanted thousands of miles. Have we perhaps already arrived in postpostmodern Paradise, where vehicle owners appropriate logos and artists appropriate vehicle owners? “There’s a double meaning,” admits Gispert, and it’s there in the series title, Decepcion.

Text by William A Ewing


Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information on Luis Gispert

artnet.com
Various and images – Luis Gispert

the-artists.org
Modern and contemporary artists and art – Luis Gispert

Additional information on Luis Gispert
Luis Gispert‚ whose work was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial‚ makes photographs and sculptures that synthesize hip-hop’s visually baroque ethos with art-historical referents ranging from Renaissance painting to early modern furniture.

zachfeuer.com
Luis Gispert: Reviews, Biographical information and images

gallery.kantorfeuer.com
A large selection of press release and information on Luis Gispert

artpace.org
Luis Gispert’s exhibition features works from two recent series. It includes eleven large-scale photos: three from Cheerleaders (2001) and eight from the artist’s newest project, Urban Myths Part I (2003), as well as two looped videos. The works reveal an increasingly explicit interest in the hybrid space of adaptation and assimilation.

query.nytimes.com
Luis Gispert doesn't create anything startlingly new, but in his photography, video and sculpture he weaves together familiar strands of Pop Art, Surrealism and Conceptualism with technical polish and theatrical flair. And he toys with sociological ideas with the intellectual agility of an energetic young semiotics professor.

universityartgallery.ucsd.edu
"Through his photographic, time-based, and sculptural works, Luis Gispert prompts a conversation that is radically of the moment. His use of startling iconography - images of cheerleaders, objects made of bodyshop machinery or speaker boxes - demonstrates his understanding of what fuels image-making in a contemporary American culture where gender, eithnicity, class, and generation constantly loop into each other.

publicartfund.org
Luis Gispert, Laid Back in the Cut
Luis Gispert lives and works in Brooklyn. He has formulated a seductive urban aesthetic, creating sculptures that incorporate objects identified with hip-hop culture--turntables, chrome tire rims, gold jewelry, rhinestones, fake fur, and boom boxes--into semi-usable furniture designs.

tfaoi.com
Luis Gispert, Loud Image
Following the momentum of Luis Gispert's success at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is proud to present the first full-fledged solo presentation of Gispert's work in a major museum setting.

signonsandiego.com
Brooklyn-based artist Luis Gispert puts such a notion into play in "loudIMAGE," an exhibition originated by Dartmouth College's Hood Museum that is on view at UCSD's University Art Gallery.