FEATURED ARTIST | ENTES
ENTES (Joan Jimenez Suero) lives and works in Lima, Peru. With a long trajectory in the street art scene, his work has been displayed in Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, UAE, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and the American continent.
During his artistic practice, the roots in front of the gaze of that minority, of the other, have been evident; consequently, the presence of symbols and signs in relation to elements that coexist with a complex city such as Lima; violence, inequality, and above all social injustice, demand from the Latin American viewer a relationship of belonging to the city they inhabit in a current context
The transversal axis that the artist proposes in his work is to transfer from his interpretation, the dialogue that a city establishes with art, according to its own means of representation, such as posters, tags, scratches, phrases, etc.
ENTES has decided to step aside and leave the crossroads behind on a slightly different path, and we, its audience, are assisting in the development of its search. The artist takes fundamental elements of graffiti and does with them what he thinks he should do; whether the result is graffiti seems secondary. It is very clear where ENTES comes from, but not where it is going.
Without a doubt, his work has graffiti and its history as a context. In this framework, we find personal options such as the vindication of an Afro-Peruvian identity, and of a Hispanic-American identity within graffiti. Emerging from a context as harsh and difficult as that of New York graffiti of the 1970s, that of Lima and Callao, ENTES seems to have traveled almost the entire formal path of the genre.
In collaboration with Superchief Gallery