Harif Guzman’s work is visually seductive, saturated with jokes, puns. And pornography. Beneath its cockiness the work produces a raw and canorous ambiance. It evokes a reflective acceptance of human fallibility, and of loss and banality. Harif Guzman avoids frivolous imitations of what can appear to be an authentic experience. He mocks out need to stand out by signifying human commonality and the elemental functions that drive us. In the brands that make New York City; what is relevant today is regularly reduced to trendy. Harif Guzman’s work eradicates this behavior and rejects the glamorized bohemia that floods downtown Manhattan. His work rather encapsulates what makes Manhattan and what we are in it, and quickly throws us out before we can seize it.
Harif’s show “Powers” includes his latest work featuring his new light concept. He uses the light to create different emotions in the same work by adjusting the lights intensity. His use of black light creates different dimensions and textures within the work by allowing different shades of white to be revealed. His sculptures also use light as well as animatronics to bring them to life. Using sensors to activate movement and sound.