Pepe Mar is a cognoscente of materiality at the forefront of social fluency and personal obsession. Mar excavates the ritual narratives inherent in secondhand stores, science fiction, celebrity, commercial design, and social media to create abstract and anthropomorphic barometers of contemporary culture. His rich, experiential process recalls the history of assemblage and painting. Mar heeds the call of Roland Barthes’ universal signifiers and answers with icons both appropriated and original. The artist’s work is committed to a personal and universal exploration of cultural alienation.

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Pepe Mar
Reynosa, 1970
Mexico

Current Exhibitions

Center to Center

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

09 Nov — 06 Jan
The collective exhibition groups artists who are alumni of ArtCenter/ South Florida and many of whom had solo exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center previously. The common thread of their works is the commitment to support other artists and...

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Strangeness Will Wear Off

David Castillo Gallery
03/12/2018 — 31/01/2019

Past Exhibitions

Pepe Mar: Man of the Night

Locust Projects
18/11/2017 — 20/01/2018

Pepe Mar: Excess of Sleep Produces Monsters

David Castillo Gallery
15/09/2016 — 19/11/2016

100+ Degrees in The Shade. A Survey of South Florida Art

Girls’ Club Collection
12/11/2015 — 01/01/2016

David Castillo Gallery Pop-up

David Castillo Gallery
01/12/2014 — 31/01/2015

Solo Shows

2017
Man of the Night, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2016
Excess of Sleep Produces Monsters, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2015
Versus, Miami, FL (The Andy Warhol Foundation/Cannonball Wavemaker Grant project)

2014
Parco dei Mostri, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

2013
The Transorientalist, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
A Claw For An Eye, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pepe Mar 2005-2013, Young at Art Museum, Davie, FL
The Eye, The Vessel, and The Spell, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Baby Dragon, P-R-I-M-E-T-I-M-E, Brooklyn, NY

Group Shows

2017
South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Bochinche, Creative Misunderstandings Performance series, Faena Forum, Miami Beach, FL
No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2016
Two Years of Looking, New Arts Project, Curated by Erik Hanson, London, UK Woven, Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Gallery, New York, NY

2015
100+ Degrees in the Shade, A Survey of South Florida, Miami, FL
Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL
DCG Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2014
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

2013
Discovery Gallery permanent installation, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, MoCA North Miami, North Miami, FL
Annual Interest No. 1, Young At Art Museum, Davie, FL

2012
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
This and That: Unconventional Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Discrepant Modernism, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Texas National 2012, curated by Dave Hickey, The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Reynosa Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1970 Lives in: Miami, USA