you son of a bitch (i know who you are, i have been watching you)
kurimanzutto has the pleasure of presenting a solo exhibition by Daniel Guzmán. For this project, the gallery will temporarily take over an empty shop on 194 Alfonso Reyes Street (at the corner with Saltillo) Colonia Condesa, Mexico City.
you son of a bitch (I know who you are, I have been watching you).
"The title of this show aims to locate the boundaries of my recent interests, within a deep and personal revision of my own past (with the aid of memory); as well as the boundaries of the wishes and ambitions, failures and illusions that have accompanied me throughout these last few months. A settling of my own accounts.
"Starting with a series of doubts regarding my relation to the world I have built for myself, this work comes out as the product of a long season of self observation. The main piece in the show is a sort of drawing installation (faith, hope and charity), made from a pile of assorted drawings, newspaper clippings, found images (flyers, posters), sign paintings, etc.
"This show addresses failure, pointless waiting, delayed life-changing decisions, frustrated desires, loveless neglect; all leading to the loss of faith and confidence in myself.
"All the works that conform the show are the result of a long period of waiting (hoping), for something to happen around my everyday; these days when art becomes a substitute for real life.
"I am putting together fragments of all the idle times that I have been through over the last few years to articulate the question: What the hell am I searching with all this? or better still: Why am I here? Anyway this is one path from various others that I discarded, maybe a path with a soul -as Don Juan would have said- taking the shape of a drawing installation (Faith, Hope and Charity), a video (Unique Moments) and various sculptures that track down improvised times; times that could just as well shape into something else, into another question, like a distant raised hand on a star, dead for thousands of years."
— Daniel Guzmán