“All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone. the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.”
“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows,
the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.”
My artistic practice is multidisciplinary and encompasses ceramics, comic art & illustration, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and music, the nexus between these being a passion for the contact with processes allowing for spontaneous expression. Whether this can be found in the fluidity on wheel thrown shapes, the gesture of the hand creating ink brushstrokes or the sound vibrating from guitar strings, all these allow me to flow in the present moment and explore the possibilities of the materials. I combine elements, colour and texture in abstract or figurative compositions aiming at conveying shapes that can be interpreted in different ways by the spectator, following Duchamp's statement.
Many of my drawn work is influenced by the occidental tradition of chiaroscuro and the work of Goya and William Kentridge, the synthesis of forms in the work of Brancusi or Hans Coper, the primitivism in Gauguin´s late work, the expressive work of comic artists Alberto Breccia and Jose Muñoz and the synthesis and suggestion found in oriental art in order to capture the essence of objects along with the value of decay and imperfection. I am interested in the narratives and biographies of the human condition, the symbolism of images, organic forms, time, science fiction...In my first fine art gallery solo exhibition Anopheles I set out some thinkings about the human condition and the epidemic menace of this insect and explored the creative possibilities of the size and scale as a determining factor in the conception of the pieces incorporating Michael Lafferty's aberrant scale concept and the influence of the work by contemporary artists Louise Bourgeois, Ron Mueck and Baltazar Torres.
I am currently developing a design project related to the figure of my father, based on a XV century symbolic chess poem which will configurate a group of ceramic sculptures and also incorporating illustrations into thrown and hand built porcelains.