Mauricio Alejo | the artist
The artist Mauricio Alejo
Born 1969, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in New York, USA.
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Alejo recognizes that some of the most interesting art results from "foolish" concepts and actions. For one image, he attached small clamps and clothespins of different materials to each other in increasing order of size, so that the smallest holds onto the next larger, and so forth, delightfully reversing the proverb of the big fish gobbling up the small…
The installations and the minimum actions he executes are part of this awareness of his documentation. At the same time they talk about the uncertainty and veracity on photography, they use the ambiguity that generates a universe of associations between materials, space and the collective and personal memory…