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New Orleans, Louisiana
Blas Isasi is a Peruvian visual artist. He recently graduated from Tulane University’s MFA program. He holds a bachelor's degree with a Major in Painting from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Isasi is an alumnus of the post-academic program at the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands. In 2015 he received the Braunschweig PROJECTS Scholarship granted by the HBK (Brunswick University of the Arts) consisting of a one-year residency in Brunswick, Germany. He has presented four solo shows and his work has been exhibited in Peru, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and the US.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
In my work I try to restore the ‘thingness’ qualities and properties of raw materials (wood, metal, fabric, etc.) through a trial-and-error-like methodology, allowing materials to have an active role in the art-making process. By doing so, I hope to grant them a voice through which they can convey an interiority (some may even say a subjectivity) that manages to break the spell of objecthood that subjugates them, being the ultimate goal to restore the community of things to which we all belong. I view this as my personal political project.”