03 May – 21 June 2014
Gallery Barbara Thumm will present the first solo exhibition by the Peruvian artist Antonio Paucar, which will feature four new video pieces from 2013 and 2014, photography as well as one installation. Paucar was born in Huancayo, Peru, in 1973. As a young man he trained to be a beekeeper, later he studied Fine Art at the UdK in Berlin as well as at the Chelsea College of Arts and Design in London. He lives and works in Berlin and in the Peruvian Andes, commuting between these two diverse cultures has centrally informed his work. He constantly crosses references and interchanges relations of his cultural identity.
The core of Paucars work lies in his performances in which he creates a dense body of readings which are beyond language. In his video and performance pieces Paucar communicates through the movements of his body through space. Highly concentrated and subtle movements through natural, urban and public spaces demarcate intense imaginary world, loaded with symbolic and cultural readings. The meaning in his work can be found in the poignant staging of cultural difference.