Sunday, May 27, 2012

Opening this Saturday June 2nd - Tim Bergstrom's Imprefect Pearl

This Saturday, June the 2nd, TPP will be having it's first official stationary exhibition opening of 2012. We will be parked at Roberto Paradise Gallery at Calle Hipodromo # 610 starting at 7:00pm.

It will be a special opening because we will have the artist Tim Bergstrom in person at the opening. He will be visiting Puerto Rico for the first time and certainly not the last. He will be here for the weekend and we are planing on giving him a tour of the Island during his 3 day visit. Thanks to Tito Rovira for providing the artist with shelter as we are all on a slim to none budget.

Bergstrom who has a MFA from the Chicago Art Institute (SAIC), He is coming fresh of his first NYC show at Halsey McKay Gallery where the critics have been more than generous. You can see more of Tim's works at his site or view his current exhibition at

Here is a small write up of the series we will be presenting at this TPP solo exhibition titled:

"Imperfect Pearl"

"Within the soft tissues of a shelled mollusk, pearls are created. The bulbous forms on the glound paintings appear pregnant with an unknown force pushing a protrusion to the surface of a biological structure. With the thin sinewy detail of line and the lifted dramatic ridges of these paintings, there is a strong resemblance to the qualities of the Baroque painting and architecture. Considering the Baroque, which literally means “imperfect pearl”, and drawing from the decorative aspects of pearls used in jewelry, I wanted see if I could marry the qualities of the “glound” paintings and the decorative together. Starting from an elemental place, graphite on paper, I hoped to create a dissonance birthed from the innards of their parental paintings."

Personally, I've been following Tim's career and collecting his works since his MFA days and now that I have my own space, I will be able to show everyone in Puerto Rico his great works. I remember the day Angel Otero recommended Tim's work to me and reading a great review by Art Critic Pedro Velez of one of his shows as a student. As time has passed we have kept in touch and working together and this Saturday we will finally inagurate the show we have always been planning since we met for the first time.

We are very pleased and excited with the works we will be showing and are positive hat the response to his works will be great as usual. It's really great to be able to exhibit works from artists from around the world and keeping the prices affordable for anyone who loves the work. The works are mixed media on paper and will be starting at $250 each. There is a small quantity of drawings available so make sure to get yours ASAP.

After the opening, we will be taking Tim to hang out in Old San Juan where we will be going bar hopping so he can see for himself, that we really have an endless selection of bars around our loved capital. Everyone is more than welcome to come hang out with Tim, TPP Crew and the Roberto Paradise Gallery Staff as well. It will be a long, fun night which we remember (maybe not) for the ages. Hope you can join us.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

TPP: Presenting Antonia Gurkovska's Appendix exhibition at Sagrado Corazon Univrsity and University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Today, TPP rolled down to the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon and the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus on the final day of classes so they could enjoy the great works on exhibition. We parked at a new spot right besides the library of the University. Lots of traffic and students were impacted by Antonia's works.

After wrapping up our visit to Sagrado Corazon University, we rolled down to the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras) to the school of arts and parked right in front of the building. The students were all over the place as the teachers because of the last day of classes and final papers. A good amount of students came abroad to see the show after turning in their papers. Reception of the work was awsome and a lot were impressed with the media Gurkovska used to work the pieces.

Teachers Pablo Rubio, Nathan Budoff, Nestor Otero, Laura Bravo and others were knod enough to bring their students after the final class so they have a chance to see what's going on in the artworld.

Cant wait forthe new semester of college to start so we can continue our trips to the art schools so we can help them see whats going on ouside of the art college scene. It's really rewarding seeing the students look at our exhibitions and having them motivated to try new things and look up new information about the artists and looking at new stuff every month. See you guys next semester.

Friday, May 11, 2012

CARIDURO by Rimx - TPP's March 2012 limited edition silkscreen

This month (March 2012, still running behind schedule) limited edition silkscreen was designed by NYC based urban artist Rimx. He is part of the collective group Corografico alongside artists Clandestino, Spear, Acty2, Son and Esco.  The Corografico was named winners of the collective category in the 1st Urban and Street Art Biennale Graphopoli with their mural work on the Coliseito Pedrin Zorrila in Hato Rey.

Rimx who graduated from Central High and studied at La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, has created his own world of characters which he routinely places in walls as part of murals around the city. Rimx has incorporated some new elements to his already elaborate works using the architectural influences he sees in different cities where he works.

This particular character has been named “Caradura”, meaning hard-face.  In this design we can appreciate the architectural form of the “adoquines” which is the name of the stones that make the streets of old San Juan. This element helps make this specific character more regional or local as he has the land mark streets of the capital of Puerto Rico in his face.

Rimx is an ever evolving artist whom is continuously experimenting and adding new styles into his already recognizable artwork always looking for that new way to impress his fans and bring his work to new heights and letting us into his world of characters whom you can see come alive in his works.

This is a limited edition silkscreen numbered to 50 and hand signed by the artist. Cariduro is only $50 per silkscreen until supplies last. Get yours today.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

TPP Presents: "Appendix" solo exhibition by Antonia Gurkovska

Antonia Gurkovska

Trailer Park Proyects is proud to announce Antonia Gurkovska’s first solo exhibition in Puerto Rico. Gurkovska (1984 – Sofia, Bulgaria) will be exhibiting a series of 14 new original drawings which will be priced between $300-$500 each, helping TPP maintain our mission of offering great works by great artists at an affordable prices.

Fresh off her solo exhibition at Chicago/Berlin based Kavi Gupta Gallery (, The Gupta show titled “Index” leads us to the title of this new exhibition “Appendix” which consist of a group of drawings created during the process of her large paintings created for her “Index” show. Antoniafinshed her MFA at the Chicago Art Institute (SAIC) in 2011 and after her solo show, her works were included as part of the Gallery’s exhibiting artists group at the Armory Show 2012.

The provocation for the works on paper stems from her interest in the painting process, and dependence and shift of meaning between the two “medias”. Translating painting strategies onto paper open up a various unexpected possibilities otherwise restricted or disguised on canvas which then find their way back into the paintings.

I heard of Antonia for the first time through SAIC graduate and New York based artist and good friend Angel Otero whose opinion on art I always respect. I looked Antonia’s works right after I finished the conversation and immediately fell in love with Antonia’s works. I was a bit bummed out that images of her works clearly showed texture and a different esthetic but the photographs didn’t translate well, even though they translated well enough for me to get really excited about doing a show at Trailer Park Proyects and after a couple of calls and befriending Antonia, here we are today.

Her work has been praised by critics and artists as well. They are created with vinyl, latex, packing material, found fabrics in mixed media with influences of the arte povera movement but with a different esthetic approach which makes her works truly original and unique. Her use of texture and painting makes her pieces a visual banquet to the spectator.

With some of our local top artists working along the Arte Povera movement, list that include Jorge Rito Cordero, Omar Velazquez and Jose Luis Vargas. Gurkovska’s works have a completely different look and feel as what we are accustomed to, when we hear or think of the Arte Povera. To see more of Antonia’s works, please visit her website and get a better feel of what her works look like.

The show will be traveling through college campuses around the metropolitan area with stops including the UPR Rio Piedras, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Universidad Interamericana, Escuela de Artes Plasticas de San Juan and selected art related activities. If you would like to see the exhibition you can email me at so we can coordinate a date.

See you at the show.