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View of “Gabriel Pericàs,” 2014–15. Photo: Mirari Echavarri.

Gabriel Pericàs

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View of “Gabriel Pericàs,” 2014–15. Photo: Mirari Echavarri.

Gabriel Pericàs was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1988 and, in spite of his youth, is widely regarded as one of the true talents of the Spanish art scene. He was already exhibiting widely even when he was still a student at the University of Barcelona, and his career seems only to have accelerated after his recent move to New York, thanks to a Fulbright grant. Throughout his career, he has manifested a strong interest in the field of design; a good part of his work has evolved around the alternative and often mordant readings of its modern and recent history that support the irrefutably post-Conceptual stance that has become his artistic signature.

Indeed, his work turns on citation and paradox. Early in his career, Pericàs took as points of reference certain works by Marcel Duchamp, Gerhard Richter, Bruce Nauman, and John Baldessari, among others, subverting their meaning by

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