by Ariadna Zierold
Alejandro Almanza Pereda lives and works between Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York and Mexico City, Mexico. Using poor or found materials in dangerous or unlikely combinations, Almanza creates striking works of art. A major theme is instability.
Cinder blocks, plaster sculptures, metal chains, disco balls, and light bulbs are often displayed in tenuous equilibrium. Another theme might be described as entropy. His works suggest that things are always in the process of falling apart. Alejandro’s works are focused on the present moment, the ingenuity of the makeshift; the brilliance of the stopgap measure that only makes sense for right now.