Avocado sound. Carlos Zerpa. Venezuela.
Carlos Zerpa. Avocado sound / Aguacate sound, Firmado y fechado 2016. Certificate. Technique: acrylic on paper. Size: 30x22 inches.
Born in Valencia, Venezuela on July 31st, 1950, into a family of department-store owners. He moved to Milan, Italy in 1973 to study printmaking and photography at the Scuola Cova, and later he studied design with Bruno Munari at the Instituto Politécnico. Largely self-taught as a painter, he was by 1974 creating installations and performance pieces. During his childhood in the 1950s, Zerpa was influenced by American popular culture, including comic strips and television. These images appear with bolero lyrics, found objects and emblems, and Christian imagery. His display cases are like altars for reconstructed memories and idolized objects.