El espacio que nos separa, 2021
/The space that separates us/
four artistic installations in the public realm
Ephemera Festival, Creart
Cadenas de San Gregorio, Valladolid
Photo credits: Víctor Hugo Martín Caballero
The space that separates us is a series of four artistic installations that propose a sensible way of thinking space and question the definition of public space in times of change such as remodeling processes, when the public space is closed.
It shows us a collection of found lines, an appropriation of them in an attempt to preserve through art this conglomerate of aesthetic features found in public spaces under construction.
The space that separates us are imaginary lines
Lacquer, acrylic and ink on canvas and fences,
3000 x 2000 x 80 cm, 2021
Two almost parallel fences form a matrix of lines that frame a space. Other lines are drawn in a random way, as if the lines of the fences had escaped to transform their direction, length, color and thickness in full freedom.
The rigidity and the movement coming together in the same visual frame. The line becoming three-dimensional and delimiting a space that was previously supposed in the imaginary.
The line fall
Fences, lacquer, acrylic and ink on canvas.
3000 x 2000 x 12000 cm, 2021
The fence as a physical delimitation of a border becomes the three-dimensional representation of an imaginary line marked on a map. In the urban context fences delimit public space for a limited time.
The line fall literally represents a fall of a line of fences. This scene is inspired by a street in Leipzig in which the closure of a store lead to the placement of fences and the abandonment of them gave way to them eventually becoming urban ruins. The ephemeral quality and deterioration of abandoned objects in public spaces that in their moment of glory shone with their novelty go into a state of decadence.
The old age of the object shows us the nostalgia of what we imagine it to be in other times.
Fences, lacquer and acrylic on canvas, 2021
In the installation Next Opening, three fences form an equilateral triangle. Within the limited space enclosed by the fences, there are other collapsed fences and a painting flows over them that represents a conglomeration of pictorial elements found in different public spaces and that have been reconfigured in this scene to form a three-dimensional collage. This painting is a reenactment of a subway wall under construction, where the pink plasterboard is depicted painted on canvas and has lost its rigidity to acquire a soft quality, as if the wall wanted to fly away.
Pen and tipex on paper, Posters on fence, 2021
In "No way!" A fence is used as a display to hold posters displaying a typed-corrected sentence. The first sentence says "This way", which will be corrected by "my way", which in turn will be corrected by "Anyway". Every day a new poster shows us an image of the phrase from the previous day's poster corrected with tipex.