November 23 - December 21, 2013
Galerie Trois Points is pleased to present Endlessly Looping, Erik Jerezano’s latest exhibition of drawings in which the artist presents a world inhabited by bizarre composite creatures in mysterious circumstances.
Jerezano is well known for his highly visionary drawings which delve into the metaphorical and the mutation. For him, the creative process requires the pursuit of a balance that is both visual and emotional. He does not set out with a preconceived idea but rather waits for the image to speak and lead him to new forms. Gradually, through the magical medium of the artist’s imagination and psyche, a personal mythology has been developed.
With Endlessly Looping, Jerezano intends to build a nonlinear, perpetually looping narrative, evoking images of transition and transformation in a small expedition to his subconscious. By following the progression of the idea rather than a preconceived final state, the intention is to create a reflection on the complexity of the human relationship to the unknown and explore the way rituals and beliefs are used as an existential cane to walk towards the unexplored death.
Born in Mexico, Jerezano immigrated to Canada in 2001. His solo work has been widely exhibited in Canada individually as well as a member of the Z’otz* collective. The artist’s output is part of the Art registry programs at the Drawing Center, New York and the Museum of Latin American Art in California. He exhibited at the Museum Knin (Croatia) and participated in the 16th edition of the International Print Biennial Seoul (South Korea) in 2011. The same year he won first prize from the Courvoisier Collective and was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2012. His work is in several collections including the Canada Council Art Bank and Bank of Montreal.