The vulnerable

June 11th - July 31st, 2015

Asteroide

2015
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
100 x 80 cm.

Fuego

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
52 x 33 cm.

Luces

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
130 x 130 cm.

La espera

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
52 x 52 cm. (Con marco).

Mujer

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
Montaje en vitrina - 50 x 33 cm.

De lo vulnerable (lilium)

2012
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas
Montaje en vitrina - 30 x 20 cm.

De lo vulnerable 002

2012
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas
Montaje en vitrina - 30 x 20 cm.

Prisma

2015
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
50 x 70 cm.

Procesión

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
Montaje en vitrina - 50 x 50 cm.

Orión

2014
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
67 x 47 cm. (con marco).

Memento mori

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
150 x 120cm.

Constelación interior

2014
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
Montaje en vitrina - 60 x 60 cm.

Ángel

2013
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
55 x 45 cm. (con marco).

De lo vulnerable 002 (conservación)

2012
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
Montaje en vitrina - 30 x 20 cm.

De lo vulnerable 003

2012
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
30 x 20 cm.

Galaxi M501

2015
Fotografía analógica en gran formato y tratamiento digital montada al aire.
95 x 110 cm.

Mapa estelar

2014
Pecera, luz, hojas de olmo.
Medidas variables.

Luna

2015
Copia en papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
Medidas 30 x 40 cm.

Nebulosa

2015
Copia en papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
30 x 40 cm.

Andrómeda

2014
Fotografía analógica en gran formato y tratamiento digital montada al aire.
123 x 123 cm. (con marco).

Crisálida

2015
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
120 x 75 cm.

Medición espacial

2015
Papel Hahnemühle con tintas pigmentadas.
22 x 30 cm.

Sin título

2015
Caja de luz, negativos de distintos formatos.
Edición única.

Asteroide II

2015
Montaje con flores marchitas.
Edición única.

In view of my inability to understand the great immensity around our existence, I hold the only certainty that exists: time and our unavoidable ending.

Instead of focusing on a limited investigation on a single speech, I let the creative act flow and form in installations with a common element: sculptural ephemerality frozen by photography.

I let the imagination experiment and express itself in different situations and with different elements, but I especially get carried away by the matter.

Other than wanting to provoke in the viewer the search of a specific reflection, in this project I let the creative act be a personal process of enjoyment in contact with the matter.

It has been a period of two years where I have studied the vanitas of the 17th century, perhaps in my eagerness to get closer to those first artists who dealt with the topic of “Ephemeral” with their absolute motto “Memento Mori” – “remember that you are going to die”. What I learnt from them is the use of plant elements as raw material, thus introducing myself into botany.

I generate great-scale improvised vanitas thanks to a field work where I compile and classify all kinds of leaves, branches and flowers that I come to find in different cities.

Since it is precisely in a city where I create a key piece for the evolution of the project – from The Vulnerable I to The Vulnerable II; especially for the existentialist jump it provokes.

Madrid has been invaded by a pest of a beetle named galeruca which has literally devoured the leaves and branches of hundreds of elms on the area. These trees have left on the sidewalks plenty of leaves full of holes whose beauty has amazed me for months. So after picking them up and trying different installation options, I decided to project some light into them.

To my surprise, I found out that the shadow game as a result made out a miniature representation of a whole cosmos.

From that moment on, I start reflecting on a new situation in the universe: the tiny physical as well as time scale that make up our existence. I therefore use tangible and, at the same time, dead materials to symbolize spaces whose spatio-temporal reality is immeasurable.

As Carmen Dalmau said: “A vase of flowers can hold a whole universe”.


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