Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás

Los Angeles

July 17 – August 21, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
arrow, Venetian blinds, wood
144 x 56 x 246 in
366 x 142 x 625 cm

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Caballo de Troya, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
bronze
45 x 25 x 20 in
114.5 x 63.5 x 50 cm

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
bronze
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Fragmento de altar, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
furniture, violin bow, lighter
91 x 54 x 54 in
231.25 x 137.15 x 137 cm

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Carlos mirando al sur, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
organ, table
98.5 x 78.75 x 70 in
250 x 200 x 175 cm
 

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Fuga para organo y mesa, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
furniture, wood
74.5 x 42 x 56 in
190 x 107 x 142 cm

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Mantra, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
furniture
62 x 87 x 100 in
157.5 x 221 x 255 cm

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Adictos al jazz, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Trono de Sativa, 2021
bronze, wood
52 x 38 x 38 in
132 x 96.5 x 96.5 cm

Jorge Peris
Trono de Sativa, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Trono de Sativa, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Trono de Sativa, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Trono de Sativa, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
oak
192 x 36 x 220 in
488 x 92 x 560 cm

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Roble, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Raiz, hoja, pluma, 2021
Eucalyptus, root, Bic lighters
113 x 26 x 62 in
287 x 66 x 158 cm

Jorge Peris
Raiz, hoja, pluma, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Raiz, hoja, pluma, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Raiz, hoja, pluma, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Raiz, hoja, pluma, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
furniture, wood
86 x 37 x 43 in
218.5 x 94 x 110 cm

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
furniture, wood
86 x 37 x 43 in
218.5 x 94 x 110 cm

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Viejo filósofo olvidado, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Eucalipto, 2021
Eucalyptus
78 x 18 x 18 in
198 x 46 x 46 cm

Jorge Peris
Eucalipto, 2021
(alternate view)

Jorge Peris
Eucalipto, 2021
(alternate view)
 

Jorge Peris
Eucalipto, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Eucalipto, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Centro del pais de nunca jama, 2021
bronze
8.5 x 60 x 66 in
21.5 x 152.5 x 168 cm

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Bastòn del país de nunca jamás 1, 2021
bronze
90.5 x 11 x 16 in
230 x 28 x 40.5 cm

Jorge Peris
Bastòn del país de nunca jamás 1, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Bastòn del país de nunca jamás 2, 2021
bronze
7.5 x 7 x 86 in
19 x 18 x 218.5 cm

Jorge Peris
Bastòn del país de nunca jamás 2, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris
Bastòn del país de nunca jamás 2, 2021
(detail view)

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás
Installation View
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021

Jorge Peris
Fèmur, bastòn, 2021
bronze
48 x 7.5 x 20.5 in
122 x 19 x 52 cm

Jorge Peris
Autopista al país de nunca jamás, 2021
bronze, wood
13.5 x 33 x 50 in
34.5 x 84 x 127 cm

Press Release

Jorge Peris’ practice is a collaboration between the buildings and spaces that will eventually house his work, his own body, and the many characters that populate the inside of his head. For his first solo exhibition with Nicodim, he transforms the gallery into a fantasy world in which all these figures have escaped: the columns within the high-ceilinged space remind Peris of the Parthenon, so he created a Trojan Horse. It centerpieces the installation, and serves as a vehicle to transport the sometimes dark, but often playful voices from inside himself into tangible reality, to gift them their own Neverland.

 

The chaos is immediate. An organ teters on the edge of a table, and recalls the classic piano-falls-from-the-sky cartoon trope from when liability laws were the exception, not the rule. A dresser defies gravity and balances on three legs while merging with another, larger dresser. Together, they resemble Tinkerbell about to take flight, or conversely, the downfall of scientist Seth Brundle in David Cronenberg’s The Fly. The limbs of a tree link together and extend through the walking routes, either reaching for an embrace or to bludgeon the viewer.

 

Peris’ forms embody an entropic architecture. The large-scale works are composed of found wooden modernist furniture and musical instruments. Each object is roughly the size of the artist. He sees them as avatars for himself—their bones are his bones, their insides are his guts. Drawing more from Baroque Spanish sculpture than Gordon Matta-Clark, he carves, slices, and subtracts the pieces past the point of functionality and grafts them onto and into one another until they inhabit a technicolored spectrum between balance and precarity. He follows the lines and veins in the wood of the original objects, tracing his own body into the context of human history, finding music and humor within the cycle of decay and rebirth.

Jorge Peris (born Alzira, Valencia, 1969) lives and works in El Palmar, Valencia, and Bucharest, Romania. Recent exhibitions include Michiel Ceulers and Jorge Peris: Endangered Species, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2020); Dark Man a lomos del Pájaro de Fuego, IVAM Instituto Valenciàno d’Arte Moderna, Valencia (2020, solo); Adam’s Resurrection, Sandwich Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (2019, solo); Al norte de la tormenta, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy (2019); Our Lady of the Flowers, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2018); The Hierophant, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2017); Olmo 2017, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain (2017, solo); Portal del angel, Cantina Antinori, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy (2016, solo); Dolmen, Sinfonia nr. 7, Magazzino D’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (2015, solo); Tamaris, Chateau de Montbeliard, France (2012, solo); Micro, Aureo, Adela, MACRO, Rome, Italy (2010, solo).