We are pleased to present, THE AMORALES BROTHERS, an exhibition by Carlos Amorales.

For our second exhibition in MELLEMRUMMET, 12 monitors installed in a playful flow presents Carlos Amorales’ most recent video works. The exhibition reflects the artist’s preoccupation with themes such as language, representation, and improvisation as a working method through performance and video production.

As the exhibition title suggests, the video installation shows various studio recordings of the artist through images that are sometimes digitally staggered. Recorded single-handed on ZOOM interfaces, the fragmented imagery conveys a current state of mind, reverting to essentials and use what is at hand.

His interest in ambiguity and shades of meaning relates to everyday human experience, where certainty is not always guaranteed. Through work titles such as Dancing Tie, Township Mask Dance, and iPhone Mouth, Amorales reflects upon classical themes such as the body and the artist’s studio – a physical as well as a mental experience that drops you off somewhere in between the fictional and real world. 


Carlos Amorales, The Amorales Brothers, 2021 Video 01:38 min Edition #1/5, 2AP


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Carlos Amorales studio


Carlos Amorales, Vanitas, 2021 Video 01:15 min Edition #1/5, 2AP


Carlos Amorales (1970) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the limits of language and translation systems to venture into the field of cultural experimentation. He uses graphic production as a tool to develop linguistic structures and alternative working models that allow new forms of interpretation and foster collectivity.


  Carlos Amorales studio


 Carlos Amorales, Pac Man Mask, 2021 Video 02:57 min Edition #1/5, 2AP


In his projects, Amorales examines identity construction processes, proposes a constant re signification of forms present in his work, and provokes a clash between art and pop culture.


 Carlos Amorales studio


Carlos Amorales, Red Face Mask, 2021 Video 03:00 min Edition #1/5, 2AP





In the occasion of Carlos Amorales exhibition 'THE AMORALES BROTHERS' in the online exhibition space MELLEMRUMMET, a presentation of new collages and paintings can be experienced in the gallery showroom. ⁠⁠
We look forward to welcome you.⁠⁠


In recent years, Carlos Amorales has investigated the possibilities of color. His latest series, Jungla de estrellas (Star Jungle), uses fragmented abstraction as a visual language. Each canvas begins with collage, a part of the artists’ practice for years, which is itself a repetitive act with cycles of cutting, placing, and pasting. The compositions are highly intuitively guided by aesthetics to formulate indecipherable typography defined by fragmentation. 

Bubble Mask is another variation, yet they operate in a different color plane of gradients. Placed in the foreground of the painting, a mask seems to be the most acute part. Yet, a mask conceals something from view to cover up a similar linguistic pattern in the background. The mask also appears in the artist's latest video work as a connector image between two worlds, the digital and physical, articulating current shifts in representation.

In both painting series, Amorales draws from past series like El esplendor geométrico (2015) and La Orgía de Narciso (2020), continuing the explorations of color, space and repetition.

Working on these painting series during the height of the pandemic provided an outlet giving consistency and certainty in the most uncertain time. The practice provided a concentrated emotional and energetic outlet, a routine to get lost and find relaxation by literally bringing order to chaos. The centrality of color allowed Amorales to react to the different stimuli of the various hues while detaching from anxiety-ridden reality.


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