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Installations and Interventions by El Celso

An installation view of La LuzLa Luz (The Light), installation view at Temple of the Stars - Qorikancha, Cusco, Peru.

El Celso is a conceptual installation artist. Currently working in both New York and Los Angeles, the artist creates installations and interventions that are performative, sculptural, and sometimes both.


Art Shred,  performance 


The artist’s most recent works are recurring installations of a piece entitled La Luz, which can be translated as The Light. In the work, stacks of plastic bottles filled with a popular Peruvian soda, bright yellow in colour, are placed in windows, door frames, and along walls inside what used to be an Inca temple in Peru. The installations are an interesting combination of ancient and starkly modern, and yet the soda bottles which might normally appear gaudy take on a gem-like quality with light reflecting through the coloured liquid and contours of clear plastic.


In El Celso’s other works, the artist has created a series of video works, as well as performances. In one performance called Art Shred, the artist and collaborators shredded works of art by several different artists. 


An installation of graphic-wrapped cars half buried in the desertChicha Ranch, intervention at Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

Installation views of La Luz on El Celso's websiteLa Luz on the artist's website

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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