Oh Baby Baby It’s A Wild World • Pete Jimenez

Jun 28 to Jul 25, 2019 • Tall Gallery

Pete Jimenez’s drive to realize extensive experimentation of materiality and form continues with his latest exhibition Oh Baby Baby It’s a Wild World. His use of a wide range of repurposed media, from steel and ball mills to rubber and leather gathered through the years from various junkshops, takes on new forms as they are re-configured into abstracted art pieces. The materials’ aesthetic transformation aims to highlight its raw and inherent characteristics, keeping intact scratches, rusted fragments and markings. With minimal intervention and driven by intuition, Jimenez allows the media to speak for itself.

Although pregnant with history as seen in every trace of discoloration and streak, the materials are also given space to take on new narratives as they are arranged and shaped into novel, imagined and formalistic impressions. This duality produced by the forms is Jimenez’s venture to balance out the testimonies of the medium and the artist’s hand, especially without a direct intent or tale to tell. Seemingly random but fueled by his quotidian realities, his focus instead is on process, materiality and the possibilities of form. (Iris Ferrer)

Artworks from the Show

Hands On

Hands On, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Leather and strings, 135×96×8 in

Marine Life

Marine Life, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Fiberglass anti-riot shields, size variable

Green and Red Rose

Green and Red Rose, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 60×28×24 in

Long Stem

Long Stem, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 68×22×14 in

Bruha Ka!

Bruha Ka!, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 70×36×24 in

Yellow Bell

Yellow Bell, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 69×37×24 in

Sa Ikauunlad ng Bayan, Bisikleta ang Kailangan

Sa Ikauunlad ng Bayan, Bisikleta ang Kailangan, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Leather and steel, 98×104×30 in

Basura Bag

Basura Bag, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 29×34×24 in

Flower Power

Flower Power, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 39×40×37 in

I'm Not a Robot

I'm Not a Robot, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 114×87×64 in

Balancing Act

Balancing Act, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 72×168×40 in

Banana Republic

Banana Republic, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Rubber and steel, 66×121×20 in

Good Tree, Good Fruit, Bad Tree, Bad Fruit

Good Tree, Good Fruit, Bad Tree, Bad Fruit, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 93×62×30 in

Bamboo One

Bamboo One, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 49½×10×10 in

Bamboo Too

Bamboo Too, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 69×12×12 in

Bamboo Tree

Bamboo Tree, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 77×12×12 in

DNA Test

DNA Test, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 110×15×15 in

Early Bird

Early Bird, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 76½×12×12 in

What's the Point

What's the Point, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 73½×12×12 in

Chairman

Chairman, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 90×21½×21 in

Gun and Rose

Gun and Rose, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 85×15×15 in

Jet Lag

Jet Lag, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 79×15×15 in

Kapeng Barako

Kapeng Barako, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 74×12×12 in

Seed Money

Seed Money, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 82×12×12 in

Stem Cells

Stem Cells, Pete Jimenez, 2019, Steel, 42×8½×8½ in