Adrian Pepe (b.1984, Honduras) lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. Adrian studies the relational ties we form with objects over time; how they are made and replicated, transferred and adopted, how they change and adapt. Throughout his work, Adrian performs a sort of creative shadowgraphy, crafting objects and experiences as tools to enable an open discourse on materiality, our morphing cultural landscape, and present condition.
Pepe won the SCAD Alumni Atelier Grant and the Fiber Arts Network: FELT Fiber Transformed Award. Solo and group exhibitions include Beirut Concept at Dubai Design Week, UAE (2021); Entangled Matters at Agial Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (2021); Harvest: Mushroom Explorations at Beirut Design Week, Lebanon (2016); Hair Explorations at Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA (2013); and Seoul Design Fair, South Korea (2010).
“Wool in the changing tones of the earth, from ocher to chestnut, in addition to celebrating ancestral know-how, to creating an intimate relationship with the earth, is a blank page where symbolism, myths and emotions come to life. ” - Adrian Pepe