I am interested in the impossibility to reverse processes in nature, and the alternative realities that we create following an idealized conception of it. The drawing "tree 1" is a representation of this process, by integrating paper volumes that refer to objects that are normally made out of wood, and by using them as support for the drawing of a tree, I am addressing this imposibility and giving an aesthetic answer to the problem of representations of nature.
Artist Bio / CV
Cesar Cornejo has received awards from institutions like the Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Omi International Artists Residency, The British Council, The Arts Council of England, The Henry Moore Institute, Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Space, Center for Book Arts and the Ministry of Education of Japan. Solo exhibitions have been held at Gallery Lightcontemporary in London, Gallery Kobo Chika and Gyokuey in Tokyo, gallery Bellini of the Nomura Foundation in Yokohama, and Galleries Lucia de la Puente, ARTCO and Peruvian-North American Cultural Institute in Lima, his work has been included in group exhibitions like the V Biennial del Barro de America, Venezuela, Biennial S-Files Museo del Barrio, NY, Busan Biennial 2008 in South Korea among others. He has been selected for a solo project at Art Basel Miami 2011. His work is represented by the galleries Lucia de la Puente in Lima and Art Front Gallery in Tokyo.
Cornejo received MA and PhD degrees in Fine Arts from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and bachelor and professional title in architecture from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru. He is assistant professor at the School of Art and Art History of the University of South Florida, Tampa.