Rubén Gutiérrez

Artist

Rubén Gutiérrez (MX)
Rubén Gutiérrez´ art (MX, *1972) engages in drawing, installations, photography and video to re-examine existent forms of knowledge. Especially his video works treat the texts and images of the global entertainment industry. He questions revolutionary claims circulating in mass media as an endless stream of illusionary reality concepts. Rubén Gutiérrez has shown his work since 1993 in exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, receiving the Acquisition Prize of the Mexican Young Artist in 2001 and the Acquisition Prize of the Biennial FEMSA in 2004. He is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte since 2009 and founder of ObjectNotFound.org which is an independent non-profit art space in Monterrey, Mexico.
The Most Effective Way to Cover Up a Lie
  • Rubén Gutiérrez: The Most Effective Way to Cover Up a Lie, 2012
  • Rubén Gutiérrez: The Most Effective Way to Cover Up a Lie, installation view, 2012 © Ruben Gutierrez

In his video series called The Most Effective Way to Cover Up a Lie Gutiérrez analyses and discusses the common discourses within contemporary art practice as part of the mass media demagogy. His series of short experimental videos and photo documentation will be a criticism of consumerism, globalization, immigration, surveillance and the abuse of war as well as the limits of the human condition and the cacophony and corruption of power. His strategy is to propose teenage utopias while making an in-depth analysis of reality.

EMAN/EMARE grants of Rubén Gutiérrez

Impakt Festival (EMARE MEX 2012)
(EMARE MEX 2012)