Harley Cortez solo exhibition ‘voices voices’


ハーレー・コーテッズ 個展「ボイス・ボイス」


木金 16:00~21:00/土日 12:00~19:00
月~水 休み (最終日18時終了)
▶︎ オープニングレセプション:5月5日(土) 18:00~20:00 ※作家が来日いたします。



WISH LESS galleryでは、アメリカ出身のアーティスト兼ミュージシャンである ハーレー・コーテッズ の2年振りとなる個展を開催いたします。 大胆なタッチと写真のコラージュを用い、繊細で優雅な作品を生み出す彼の新作群をぜひ高覧ください。







世界中を旅して周る事が、自身の制作へ大きく影響を与えると本人は語る。 最近では、タンジェという曲名のLPを制作中であり、”Another Inventory of Memory” というタイトルのインストゥルメンタルアルバムをリリース予定。さらには、実験映画の脚本、ショートフィルムなどのサウンドトラック制作にも携わっている。



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WISH LESS gallery is delighted to announce the 2nd solo exhibition by American artist Harley Cortez ‘voices voices’.
In this exhibition, he will be showing an elegant and sensitive body of new work consisting of a mix of dynamic painting, drawing and collage.


My work is a visual language, an attempt to incapsulate a feeling while saying very little – in the same way we’d read a poem. In fact there are often poems written within my paintings, which is a method I use for documenting that particular phase or period.

I am working towards a continuing expansion of themes that I find myself obsessed with:  duality, illuminating the arc of the marginalized or voiceless and also soul variants — how our indigenous spirit interacts with genetic memory to respond to the exponential rate of change in the modern world. The question I often ask while painting is ‘How do we navigate our inner ancient in all of this?’

My preoccupation with poetry and symbolisms is carried out much like archeological findings. The work is an expression not unlike cave drawings, cuneiform or hieroglyphs – like the Mayan one’s found in the excavations of my mother’s native Guatemala.

Besides my technique of automatic painting in various mediums, I often use writing as one of my biggest modalities – it is all together a motif, a technique, and a tool.


Harley Cortez is a multimedia visual artist, musician, and filmmaker. His work has been shown in Los Angeles, NYC, and Tokyo. Raised in Los Angeles, CA and Queens, NY.
He lived in Guatemala for brief stints in his youth.

Influenced by literature, cinema, and musicology, his work is often a juxtaposition of those. His expressive works often look like manipulated scenes, raising questions that challenge our perceptions of what the painting actually is. As well as being a musician, poet, and filmmaker, he uses all mediums as an art platform to express an ever-changing existential notion on what it means to be alive.
Using various modalities his paintings, drawings, abstract pieces have been used on record covers, film, design, and art direction.

His travels have a continuing influence on his work.
His upcoming projects include a full length LP entitled TANGIER and an avant-classical/instrumental album entitled “Another Inventory of Memory”.
Other works include narrative and experimental short films as well as scores in feature and short films.
His upcoming solo exhibitions are in Tokyo, Japan, San Diego, CA, and Los Angeles, CA slated for 2018
Artist website:www.harleycortez.com



ハーレー・コーテッズ 個展「ボイス・ボイス」
会 期:2018年5月5日(土)~6月3日(日) 最終日18時終了
時 間:木金 16:00-21:00/土日 12:00-19:00/月~水 休廊
会 場:WISH LESS gallery
住 所 : 〒114-0014 東京都北区田端5-12-10
電 話 : 03-5809-0696

Harley Cortez solo exhibition ‘voices voices’
Period : Saturday 5th May – Sunday 3rd June 2018
※ We will close at 6pm on the last day.
Opening hours : Thu+Fri 16:00-21:00/Sat+Sun 12:00-19:00
Closed : Mon-Wed
Address : WISH LESS gallery 5-12-10 Tabata Kita-ku Tokyo 114-0014
Tel : +81-3-5809-0696
Email : info@wish-less.com