Erick Beltrán

Erick Beltran

Mexico City, Mexico, 1974. Lives and works in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

The work of Erick Beltrán is a constant investigation and reflection about the structure mechanisms of thought systems, specifically the power relationship that exists between the editing process and the discourse constructions. From diagrams, information gathering, archives, insertions in the media, it approaches the way in which they are defined, valued, ordered, classified, selected, reproduced and distributed images to create political, economic and cultural discourses in contemporary society as well as in the way in which the figure of the edition defines our world and the relations of forces between different groups of people.

Declaración de guerra contra el mundo: Postulados fundamentales | Vista de instalación

Declaration of War Against the World: Fundamental Postulates | Installation view

Inexistencia de la Voluntad | Impresión sobre papel de algodón | 89.5 x 83.5 cm | 2006-2011

Inexistencia de la Voluntad | Print on cotton paper | 35.24 x 32.87 inches | 2006-2011

«Beltrán overturns his questions in the creation of systems that attempt to catalog a given universe and of apparently random collections of elements united by common factors.»

The artist reproduces and distributes images to create political, economic and cultural discourses in contemporary society. Through an organic and changing production process. Beltrán overturns his questions in the creation of systems that attempt to catalog a given universe and of apparently random collections of elements united by common factors.

Beltrán overturns his questions in the creation of both systems and diagrams, such is the case of works such as the Calculum series, which resembles a curio cabinet that brings together in text and object images pieces found by Beltrán; or from the book Nothing of the Truth, the result of the compilation of a series of lies.

Strategy/Constrategy | Figuras de cartón suajado, mesas y pizarrones | Medidas variables | 2010

Declaration of War Against the World: Fundamental Postulates | Installation view

Strategy/Constrategy | Figuras de cartón suajado, mesas y pizarrones | Medidas variables | 2010

Strategy/Constrategy | Die-cut cardboard figures, tables and blackboards | Variable dimensions | 2010

Ostracismo | 500 copones de cerámica horneada, molde, engobe y puntas de grabado | 2009

Ostracismo | 500 ciboriums of baken ceramic, mold, engobe and engraving needles | 2009

Efecto Rashomon |Diapositivas, carteles, impresos | Medidas variables | 2008-2009

Efecto Rashomon | Slides, signs, impressions | Variable dimensions | 2008-2009

Efecto Rashomon |Diapositivas, carteles, impresos | Medidas variables | 2008-2009

Efecto Rashomon | Slides, signs, impressions | Variable dimensions | 2008-2009Efecto Rashomon | Slides, signs, impressions | Variable dimensions | 2008-2009

Efecto Rashomon |Diapositivas, carteles, impresos | Medidas variables | 2008-2009

Efecto Rashomon | Slides, signs, impressions | Variable dimensions | 2008-2009

Ergo Sum | Vista de instalación | Dimensiones variables

Ergo Sum |Installation view | Variable dimensions

Ergo Sum | Vista de instalación | Dimensiones variables

Ergo Sum |Installation view | Variable dimensions

Atlas Eidolon | Vista de instalación | 2014

Atlas Eidolon | Installation view | 2014

Atlas Eidolon | Vista de instalación | 2014

Atlas Eidolon | Installation view | 2014

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