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Handle with care
Portrait of the artist as an old man but still trying to
This sculpture of a twisted body trying to fit in a small
box is the work I made during my residence at DOM art residence.
From a very young age I began to be interested in art.
Expressive works, with a strong aesthetic and protest
images, have always caught my attention, my work is full of them.
But this kind of taste has been a problem throughout my career.
Collectors generally do not like works with strong or
It is very
understandable that if they are going to buy something for home they prefer
aesthetically pleasing works.
As an artist I found time and again rejection from galleries
and collectors because of the nature of my work.
The years go by and it is increasingly difficult for me to
fit into this world.
I try to self-censor my impulses and make nicer works that may
have more possibilities of sale and
This selfcensorship creates a big contradiction and I see
myself as the character represented in the sculpture trying to fit into a world
in which I have no place.
I’m still trying to emerge but as the character represented in
the sculpture I am unable to find the surface.