“Duel in Paradise”
Galen Foundation. Murcia. From December 15th to January 7th, 2018.
This exhibition tries to show how ironical the social and political sub-realities of our time are. My project is to document and to bring to light the difficulties of everyday existence. The conflict between private and public, using nudity, history, children and violence, for example, as arguments of reflection are comon in my works.
In it, I gather several pictorial series as “Disappeared” that has the intention of a chronicle, but rejects the narration of major social and political events in favour of small events. Books and memory burn badly when you want them to do disappear, but despite the criticism I make of the history of Spain, there are in my work a profound vindication of the Spanish who confronts it’s historical crisis.
The series ‘L ‘ enfant terrible’ tries to look at society in their training and in how individuals tend to be the result of this; my work shows rebellion and criticism against a culture that has lost their values with a dizzying speed. These paintings trace a melancholy speech because I am aware of the vulnerability and human isolation. In the middle of this permanent crisis of values, “L’Enfant terrible” attempts to evoke the skill with which children acquire their expertise and grow from childhood through adolescence to forging their character. The scenes painted often find evidence of a precocious maturity, deny the child immaturity and the idea that children are weak and easily succumbs to social pressure and the example that adults give them. In this paintings converge the adult we are and the child we were.
The series TNT, adventures in Japan, shows a new Tintin, a hero who takes off from his author, running his own adventures, this time in Japan, where he finally becomes an adult and passion dominates his adventures; but to get here, I made a journey through the history of painting, and came to the conclusion that the black line of the comic is heir to the black line of Japanese engraving, as well as the different inks which accompany it. It is the called Japonism, which reminds us of the beginning of the 20th century French poster. Once again I speak of the conflict posed for us on what is sacred in other cultures.
My final conclusion is that we live on daily basis a threatened existence and that we are always fragile and vulnerable beings. What do you think?