Álvaro Gils artistic process questions the separation between high and low culture. His constructions are based on the concept of customisation, tailor-made transformations which from a “brick-layer” attitude achieve brilliant and unexpected results. His research is linked to the practice of DIY (Do It Yourself) and “non-consumption”. He conceives objects that through the incorporation of transformative casings acquire a new value, formally precious and conceptually critical. A processual and relational attitude that, through recycling and assembly, achieves complex forms. Artifacts where the functional and the aesthetic meet in unexpected conformity.
He has a degree in Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of the Basque Country. Since 2008 he has had several solo exhibitions in galleries such as Satélite in Querétaro, Mexico; Louis 21 in Palma de Mallorca or Raquel Ponce in Madrid, as well as in institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum and Sala Rekalde in Bilbao or the Huarte Center in Navarra. It is worth mentioning his artistic interventions in the Mercado de la Ribera in Bilbao and in the Trengandín beach in Noja. His work has been shown in international art fairs such as ARCO, Madrid, Material in Mexico DF or Cross Roads in London.