Luis Gispert Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Luis Gispert
Untitled (Guerrilla)



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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)



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

Luis Gispert's Biography

Luis Gispert
Born in 1972, Jersey City, New Jersey
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


All Oyster No Pearl, OHWOW, Los Angeles

Decepcion, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Centre Cultural Contemporani Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Luis Gispert Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL
Otereo Plassert Gallery, Los Angeles,CA.

Heavy Manner Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
El Mundo Es Tuyo (the world is yours), Zach Feuer Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

Luis Gispert & Jeff Reed: Stereomongrel, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Luis Gispert & Jeff Reed: Stereomongrel, Zach Feuer Gallery(LFL), NY
Luis Gispert & Jeff Reed: Stereomongrel, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
Luis Gispert & Jeff Reed, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

Luis Gispert, Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas
Luis Gispert: Loud Image, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California
Luis Gispert: Loud Image, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Cheerleaders 2000-2002, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida
Urban Myths Part I, UC Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California
Urban Myths Part I, Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida
Urban Myths Part II, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, NY


Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London
Under Construction, Hotel Particulier, NYC

Materialism, OHWOW, Miami Florida
Ball Game, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Wall Space, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia

The Secret Knows, LAND Austin Texas (curated by Shamim Momin)

Mnemosyne l’atlante dell’immagini, Centro Arti Visive, Pescheria Italy
Lover ,curated by Kate Gilmore & Candice Madey, On Stellar Rays Gallery, New York, NY

Mediations Biennale, National Museum of Poznan, Poznan Poland
The Constructed Image, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Not For Sale, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Between Two Deaths, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai China
Milieu, Lizabeth Oliveria, Los Angeles, CA
Wrong Number, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rock-n-Roll Fantasy, White Box, New York, NY
Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

USA TODAY, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Nominally Figured, Fogg Art Museum Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Bring It On, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
Transformer: Traveling exhibition of contemporary artworks from the West Collection, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Constant Disturbance, Centro Cultural Español, Curated by Gean Moreno, Miami, FL

Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art, Curator Dominic Malone. The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI; Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL; Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Make It Now New Sculpture In New York, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
EV, Curator Dan Cameron. Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition (2004-2006), Curator Shamim M. Momin. The Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The Superfly Effect, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Contested Fields, Des Moines Art Center, IA
Semiprecious, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fade In, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Women Beware Women, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
NextNext Visual Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY
Black Belt, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
Influence, Anxiety, and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Interplay, Moore Building, Miami, FL
Mass Appeal: The art object and Hip Hop culture, Galerie 101 Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal, Quebec; The Khyber Center For The Arts, Halifax; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
Monitor 2, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Bystander, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
10 Seconds 2 Love, Mullerdechiara Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Whitney Biennial,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
New Additions To The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Officina America, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Villa Delle Rose Museo Morandi, Bologna, Italy

One Planet Under One Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, New York, NY
Border Stories: IX International Biennial of Photography, Palazzo Brocherasio, Torino, Italy
Bling Bling Audelio Fine Art, New York, NY
Pause, Mark Fox Gallery, Los Angles, CA