• Resaca de pascua

    “Resaca de pascua*”

    Date 2011
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Installation
    Medium Sand, algae, flowers and flour
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translation: Easter surge deposits
  • Antropomorfismo

    “Antropomorfismo*”

    Date 2012
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Installation
    Medium Pieces of glass
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title translation: Anthropomorphism
  • Resaca de pascua

    “Resaca de pascua*”

    Date 2011
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Installation
    Medium Sand, algae, flowers and flour
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title translation: Easter surge deposits
  • Ermitaño

    “Ermitaño*”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Installation
    Medium Empty shells
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title translation: Hermit
  • Archipiélago

    “Archipiélago*”

    Date 2011
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Installation
    Medium 168 pieces of asphalt
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title translation: Archipelago
  • Nicho

    “Nicho*”

    Date 2012
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Installation
    Medium Corn, sunflower, rice, and bird seeds
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title translation: Niche

Jaime y Javier Suárez

Ohio, USA, 1982

Biography Details

Creators of Installations. Twins, Javier Suárez Berrocal and Jaime Suárez Berrocal work in collaboration under a production manifesto referred to as Vientre Compartido (Shared Belly). In 2007 and 2008 they obtained BFA’s from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. In 2010 they obtained their Masters in Artistic Production from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia with majors in Public Art. During their stay in Spain, they started to investigate topics about minimal interventions in natural environments, developing sensible execution concepts and strategies on the environment. They are notable for  "Land Art" installations using natural materials.

Artist Statement

We attempt to modify nature by trying initially, to establish a production method as sustainable as possible, one that involves a minimum environmental impact during the creative process and that engages in a dialogue with its surroundings. We use materials original to the site we intervene. The idea is not to deposit materials that afterwards remain in the landscape as waste or pollution. Materials should degrade until the renewal of preexisting conditions of the location. An extraction of natural resources is never done, but on the contrary, a return to the location to which they correspond. In some cases we have been able to regenerate nature through artistic practice. That is our ethical commitment to the environment.

This collaborative creative process we have called "symbiotic automatism". Working jointly we display a creation through an exclusive method of technical cooperation. We intend to make the intervened space turn its fantastic reality into a kind of shared belly that preserves the traditions, values and ethnic cultural principles in the field of globalized contemporary dilemmas.

Jaime and Javier Suárez

Formation

Education

2010

  • Masters in Art Production. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2007-2008

  • Bachelor of Fine Art. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • Aproximaciones, Área; Lugar de proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Entropía Humana, Ciudadela, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Trampa de Arena, Fist- Art Foundation, Dorado, Puerto Rico

2005

  • A cuatro manos, McCann Erickson, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2014

  • Dibujos: encuentro entre generaciones, Museo Francisco Oller, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Chatarra, Galería Yemayá, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Renuncias y Adopciones, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tropicaleo, 20/20, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Poetic Science, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2013

  • Algo con F, 2bleó, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Una flota para mantener a flote al Ballet San Juan, Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Monopatín II, Studio 787, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Contemporary art nights, Casa Ashford, Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Muestra Nacional de Arte, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Colectiva II, 2bleó, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Las Caras Lindas, Museo Fuerte Conde de Mirasol, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Archivos de lo efímero, Escuela de Bellas Artes de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico: Puerta al Paisaje, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Impresiones, Relieves y resonancias, Museo de Arte Dr. Pío López Martínez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Colectiva I, 2bleó, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Caleidoscopio, Galería 778, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Nicho, Art in Golf, Fist-Art Foundation, Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Las caras lindas, Studio 787, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Archivos de lo efímero, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Foto MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Cuerpo presente, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Feria de arte, SH Contemporary, Shanghai, China
  • Feria de Arte y Vestimenta, Museo de Algemesí, Valencia, Spain

2010

  • El Nuevo Sonidero, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Boricuas, bestiales, Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 100 años de Enric Monet, Sueca, Valencia, Spain

2008

  • San Juan Street Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo al Aire Libre, Arte para todos, Seville, Spain

2007

  • La vasija, Galería Gandía Arts, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Diez, West Gallery, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Colectiva navideña, Galería Gandía Arts, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Entre Muertos, Teatro Figueroa Chapél, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Colectiva, Galería Gandía Arts, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Exposición de jóvenes, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2013

  • Artist Residence. Bayamón Municipally, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Artist Residence. Colorado Art Ranch, Aldo & Leonardo, US Forest Service, Sabana, Yunque Reservation, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
  • Artist Residence. Área: Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Artist Residence. Puesta del Sol, Seattle, Washington, United States

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Museo Francisco Oller, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Fist-Art Foundation, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Books 

Nogueras, Celina. Frescos: 50 artistas puertorriqueños menores de 35. San Juan, PR: Muuaaa, 2010. Pp. 350

 

Newspapers

Suárez, Javier. El Mito de la Nueva Expresión Callejera. Diálogo (San Juan, PR) noviembre de 2013.


Trelles, Luis. Retorno a la matriz. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR) 11 de septiembre de 2011. 


González Villariny, Natalia. Arte sostenible para un Vientre Compartido. Periódico Claridad (San Juan, PR), 2-8 de septiembre de 2010, pp.18.

 

Magazines 

Suárez, Javier y Jaime. Javier y Jaime Suárez: Vientre Compartido, La Re-vista cultural independiente, artista invitado (Sevilla, España) 12 de noviembre de 2013, pp.25-26. 


Suárez, Javier. Vientre Compartido. Revista de Arte Latinoamericano, 2012. 


Suárez, Javier. Proyecto Ermitaño I. Revista de Arte Latinoamericano, 2011. 

 

Web

Suárez, Javier. La estrategia de lo efímero. 80 grados, enero 2013.