Amorphisms explore the distorted and negative self-image, which is constructed and mutated from emotions, lived experiences and interaction with others. Assuming that these mental images are often false and altered, I am interested in examining mine. When inquiring into my perception, I recognize the body as an uncomfortable and changing mass, as an object that I inhabit and deteriorates with use, a weight that I have to drag like something alien and annoying. This project is the transition from a mental image to a concrete image and starts from a doubt: not being able to identify myself with something that is constantly changing, looking for myself and finding only a misshapen lump that moves and breathes. My starting point is photography, which allows me to explore my self-image and reconstruct it, resulting in a mass of skins that clump together in space.
Amorphisms (3), 2016
Javier Rey is a Colombian artist & photographer. His work has been shown in many collective exhibitions, one solo exhibition and several international art fairs such as ArtLima (Peru), Scope Art Fair (Miami) and La Feria Del Millón (Colombia). Rey's work has also appeared in books such as "Unlocked", by the Greek collective Atopos, and was chosen as one of the 145 most relevant visual artists and photographers on the web in 2015. His photographs in which he explores the physical structure and the possibilities of sculpture through photography have been featured in several publications in Colombia, USA, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Denmark and other countries.