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Jose Luis Anzizar
updated: 09/21/2012
website: www.elsidelrio.com.ar
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
Urban birdwatching
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, figurative, urban, still life, collage, mapping, domestic, humor, landscape, organic
 
 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, maps, stitches, birds
2008
14 " x  14 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, maps, birds, stitches
2009
60 " x  60 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, stitches, birds
2008
60 " x  60 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, stitches, birds
2008
60 " x  60 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, birds, NYC Subway map
2009
20 " x  20 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, maps, birds
2009
20 " x  20 20 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, stitches, maps, birds
2008
14 " x  14 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, maps, stitches, birds
2008
14 " x  14 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, maps, birds
2009
14 " x  28 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, stitches, birds, maps
2008
14 " x  28 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, birds
2008
20 " x  40 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, map, birds
2008
14 " x  28 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, stitches, maps
2008
14 " x  28 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, map, birds
2009
14 " x  28 " 
Urban birdwatching by Jose Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching
Cut paper on paper, latex, stitches, birds, labels
2009
14 " x  28 " 

Artist Statement
José Luis Anzizar
Urban birdwatching (2008/9) 
“Urban birdwatching” (hand-cut painted or printed papers, on paper) evokes what we do not observe, represented – symbolically – by birds, in abstract urban environments.

Birdwatching" is the art of observing and studying birds with the eye naked or with the help of binoculars. The setting of these observations is not the wild nature but the urban environment (those cities or towns with structures created by humans, inhabited by humans, but not necessarily human).
 

“Urban birdwatching” rescues the surrounding visual chaos which we usually overlook. And, precisely, among what we do not observe are the birds, right in the middle of a city. But also are the colors, and the soft and human shapes, the textures, the movements, the patterns.

Consequence of the immediate urban rush, we cease observing (or we do not want to observe?).
 This start-up series is a celebration of shapes and colors (intense and diverse) and a tribute to what we left aside. If we could make a second reading, we might discover situations of encounters and passions, urban tribes, misplacements and solitudes.

As in my previous series “Immediate boarding” (2006), city maps, airport runways and airplanes silhouettes are present, but transformed in small urban landscapes invaded by birds (many). As in every urban landscape, the arbitrary reigns.   

José Luis Anzizar

Buenos Aires, February 2009

Artist Bio / CV
José Luis Anzizar
1962, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  From 1980 to 1994 he took art classes with several artists, and in 1995 he started to show actively in Argentina as well as other countries. He specializes in drawing on paper, as well as objects on paper. 

Selection of latest group exhibitions:
The free will M.A.I.S. Berlin, Germany, 2005
ArteBA Contemporary Art Faiir Buenos Aires, 2002-2009
ID International @ Art Basel DOT FIFTYONE Miami, USA, 2004
Fashion Art (Curator: Manuel Fernandez)
Cartagena, Colombia, 2004
Arte al Plato! Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2003

Selection of latest solo exhibitions:
Embarque Inmediato
ELSI DEL RIO Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006
Destino de Grandeza,
Pesqueira Gallery, Miami, USA, 2003
Destino de Grandeza Alianza Francesa, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, 2003
Virreynato ELSI DEL RIO Arte Contemporáneo, 
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002
Global Shoes ELSI DEL RIO Arte Contemporáneo
, Buenos Aires, Argentina,2001