Angel Vergara’s work is a continued research into the power of the image. By means of performances, videos, installations, paintings and drawings he tests the limits of art and reality. He questions the way the contemporary image shapes the intermingled public and private spheres and so our own reality. Every work is an attempt to break through the image and to make its impact on an aesthetic as well as a socio-cultural and political level. With his work, Vergara creates a new, suspended reality, grown from the artist’s personal dialogue with reality and with the image by which it has already been transformed.Read More
Decontextualised images of reality are mediated by the artist and transformed into art. The viewer is thus encouraged to question his way of perceiving the everyday and the way it is presented to him in images. Vergara’s art disorients and disconcerts the viewer. It questions what is known and opens paths to new modes of signification.
Text courtesy Axel Vervoordt Gallery.
The downpour of rain outside Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central district on a recent day was a fitting accompaniment to the artwork currently on display there. The city’s unpredictable weather had also made it difficult for Brussels-based artist Angel Vergara during an earlier attempt at creating his site-specific...