Stereo Reality Environment 3: Brutalismo
inhabits a space between physical and social architectures and archetypes. The artist's model is a rendition of the iconic Peruvian "Pentagonito" which houses the Peruvian secret service. Its name was inspired by the Pentagon, the famous American Department of Defense building. The mechanized model serves as a cocoon for images and texts it spouts out. The association between "brutalisms,” brings forth dualistic associations spun from the dark history of the Pentagonito, juxtaposed with the allure of a brutal form.
José Carlos Martinat was born in Lima, in 1974. He graduated from the Instituto Antonio Gaudí – Centro de la Fotografía. He studied sound design and interactive software and art. His recent group exhibitions include 7 Bienal do Mercosul (2009), 2nd Trienal Poli/Gráfica from San Juan (2009), MALI Contemporáneo at Museo de Arte de Lima (2009), Emergentes presented at LABoral in Gijón, Spain (2008) and at Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Lima (2008-2009), 10°00 S / 76°00 W at Galeria Leme in São Paulo (2007), Doppelgänger: El doble de la Realidad at MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Spain (2007), VAE9 Festival Internacional de Video/Arte /Electrónico in Lima (2005), World Wide Video Festival in Amsterdam (2004), Vía Satélite. Panorama de la fotografía y video arte contemporáneo del Perú, latinoamerican itinerancy. He received the Incentive for New Productions Award in the Vida 7.0 Arte y Vida Artificial Competition Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain (2004). The artist is represented by Galeria Leme in São Paulo and Revolver Galería in Lima. He lives and works in Lima.