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Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Spare the rod and spoil the child

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Alejandro Pereda creates gravity-defying works of striking brilliance

It’s deeply satisfying when a piece of sculpture stops you dead in your tracks while you work out exactly how it was made, and nobody knows how to bring about that feeling of intrigue more than Alejandro Almanza Pereda. The Mexican-born, Brooklyn-based artist creates the most intricate constructions fashioned from precariously balanced household objects, found ephemera and neon lightbulbs. The combination of fluorescent light, old wood and the glossy marbling of bowling balls creates a pretty striking visual in its own right, but the real genius of Alejandro’s work is the feeling of suspense; you can never really be sure that the whole thing won’t come crashing down at any minute – and that’s exciting stuff!

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