ARTIST: JOSE ANTONIO VALLEJO SERRANO

Artists Statement

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Graduated from Complutense University in 2008. Since 2007, Serrano has been developing his project My Favourite Toy. This project is indefinite and is informed and grows alongside Serrano’s himself; personal experiences and memories from the past and present. He considers his body as a filter for his art.
He completed a Masters in Art Creation and Research in 2010, during this time he reinforces previous works by giving a voice to dolls (his favourite toys). The toys speak of his personal biography and for him each doll represents an individual page in his visual diary.
With primarily graphic/illustrative approach (drawing and printmaking), Serrano also explore sculpture ( 3D stereolithography from his own body) scans, etcetera and even everyday objects camouflaged within his performances and iconic costumes.
The works contributed to Balaclava.Q are puppets or teddy bears. Serrano uses these toys to illustrate one persons journey, namely his. Serrano references deeply personal moments, colloquialisms and cliches, through which he is trying to connect the everyday with the transcendent artbitrated and visualised as a child’s complutense prize.
Participating in fairs like Estampa or Room Art Fair and solo and group exhibitions in galleries as Capa, Factory art and Development, Brita Prinz, We crave …

Serrano says: “I’m interested in Balaclava.Q for the constantly inspiring selection of artists working with identity and exploring their individual queer theory. ” – 2016

 

***You will find the titles to Serano’s work beneath each piece.***

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Happy Oso de peluche / 2016

from the Happy Meal series
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Mascara de Marioneta_Baja / 2016

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Happy Muneco Hinchable / 2016

from the Happy Meal series
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Metete en el personaje, Muneco Hinchable / 2016

from the Happy Meal series
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Le Paparicion (from Zeus y el podorl series) / 2016

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Metete en el personaje , Oso de Peluche / 2016

from the Happy Meal series
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Loa al chico pinata (from Zeul y el pudorl series) / 2016

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Happy Marioneta / 2016

from the Happy Meal series
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Le Percecucion (from Zeus y el pudorl series) / 2016
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To explore more of Serrano’s please follow the links below. The artist has kindly contributed these images to Balaclava.Q. Please ask the artists permission before using them.
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Instagram: @moribundoporelarte
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