Date 2012
Dimensions 16" x 16" x 16"
Category Sculpture
Medium Found object; pepper shaker, 35mm camera pieces, film rolls and 8mm film, toilet pump parts, epoxy, screws, nuts and baking pan
Genre Contemporary
Period 21st Century
Collection Luillo Ruiz y Belly Torres
Acknowledgement *Translate: Pepper shaker

José "Quique" Rivera Rivera

"Pimientero*" (2012)



Sculptor, photographer, film animator and audiovisual director. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Communication with a second major in Sculpture from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (2008) and earned a master's degree in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts (2014) where he received the LAIKA Annual Scholarship 2013-2014 (CalArts) . During his college years he began to experiment and teach himself stop-motion animation, a discipline where sculpture, photography and storytelling would come together into what has become his art medium of choice. Rivera has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions and festivals locally and internationally where he has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors. His work draws from visual metaphors sometimes influenced by the surrealism of the Czech animated film, where social commentary disguised as fantasy is ever present.