februarie 17, 2017 by admin
Jorge Méndez Blake draws connections between literature and the visual arts through assemblage, drawing, and environmental interventions. “I think I tend toward the quotation, rather than toward the creation of new writing,” he says. “I prefer to be quoting others constantly.” He manipulates classic literature by drawing it into the gallery space, assembling pages and quotation into installations, or “canceling” texts by physically entombing them in large wooden boxes. Blake also forms textual chains with works that link the literature of travel and pilgrimage with photographs taken on his travels.
Jorge Méndez Blake uses literature as a conceptual tool, to articulate a discourse that navigates between the peripheries of writing and visual arts. His work explores possible connections existing between classic literature, art and culture. By merges an intrinsic mix of historical and geographic elements, he insights a reflection on cultural manifestations and the relationship amongst them.
His work focuses on relationships and possibilities, stemming form static signification in art, searching for the complexity in contemporary culture.