Glitch Glitch, the collective name of visual artists Crist Espiritu and Angge Lorente, unveils their latest artworks in a two-man exhibition titled “Immortal Days.” The show features a collection of artworks that urges one to go back to those years of juvenile exploits.
For the artists, yesterdays of endless endorphin rush brought about by transient fancies, bad decisions and substance experimentation as well as days when one surrendered to hazy nights of seemingly endless euphoria—glory days that went on forever—birthed a person’s happy place. These were the days when people were immortal.
Lorente explores and exploits the human anatomy in its most primal; stripped of all mundane labels like gender, age or job descriptions. In her paintings the subjects are exquisite mishmash of flesh chucked onto the canvas with geometric figures, organic patterns, and textures creating engaging compositions.
These process results dimming the inherent vulnerabilities of the subjects. He considers his art as a mirror that reflects every human’s idealized selves: perpetually young and electric.
Meanwhile, Espiritu went on a relatively experimental path and presents his latest series called
“Repurposing Memories;” a series of found objects, videos and mixed media assemblage. The artist states, “The best days are those one could barely remember”
As such, Espiritu reclaimed objects with inseverable links to his personal past and exorcised the intrinsic stories within each of them. Beaten up skateboards, wornout sneakers and other items all became raw materials for the process. Through creative alterations, the objects are given new functions and are transformed into artworks that look to the future instead of staying mere relics of years long gone.
Collectively, Glitch Glitch believes that in today’s robotically fast-paced world, art serves as a break from all of life’s monotonously bland programming.