Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Other and the Self

This is not wood, I tried something different this time. It's made in epoxy clay and painted with oil colours. 57x20x33cmts. It's inspired in old baroque works, old alchemy illustrations and in the struggle in traditional philosophy of treating the Other as knowable and as an object of the Self. I personally prefer the approach of Levinas to the problem of the Other and the Self...











Thursday, August 30, 2018

In progress...

In progress, painted!! now wax on wax off...


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

in progress2

Work in progress, going on sculpting in epoxy clay 57x20x33cmts, adding some angels at the base, things I do when I get bored at my paid job 



Friday, August 17, 2018

In progress

Trying something new, Work in progress, sculpting in epoxy clay 57x20x33cmts, things I do when I get bored at my paid job (a good way to fight against capital gain)


Monday, August 13, 2018

2contortionists

2Contortionists, carved wood and paint 62x35x26cmts






Saturday, August 04, 2018

Dolorosa








Here's my last work "Dolorosa" (our Lady of the Sorrows). Carved wood and knitting. 162x45x48cmts. I carved the wood and my wife Quina made the knitting.






My work "Precarious Table Football" will be at Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante, Spain until 30th september., as a part of the group show "neg-ocio".

Negocio investigates the function and effectiveness of social critique expressed by alternative games and video games:
In the current context, where our freedoms and our civil rights are being challenged, games can become a powerful tool to subvert the world around us, to test mechanisms, roles, guidelines, utopias or dystopias in a way that escapes conventional ways of expression. This exhibition tries to find new ways of thinking about games, new ways to use games to reflect on the rest of the world. What does it take for a game to become an artistic means and how can art subvert the hierarchies of power?
Featuring Yoko Ono, Brenda Romero, Carlo No, Molleindustria, Ian Bogost & Jane McGonigal, Richard Hofmeier, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, Rosa Lendinez, Alba Refulgente, Natalia Carminati, Abel Barroso, Joan Priego, Simon Evans & Simon Johnson, Anne-Marie Schleiner, Jason Rohrer, Paco Fernandez & Alejandro Perez, and Ralph Anspach.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sisyphus

For every step I move forward I go two steps back. It takes a lot of energy to try to emerge in this art world. I sacrificed many things, I voluntarily took precarious jobs for the good of my art and I ended up being a caretaker in a small museum. 
I'm like Sisyphus in the mith, when I think I'm moving up then I get a rejection email and everithing comes down again, but I'm losing energy and spirit to raise again. I started this blog in 2006 and I can't say I have made many progress. The rental of the atelier, tools, materials, etc, that takes a lot of money that I could save...
Today is 23rd of June, in my country we celebrate midsummer with bonfires, I'm really tempted to get all my work together and make a nice bonfire as a final performance and then live an easier and cheaper life, it won't be this year but it won't be long.