ANOPHELES is an artistic project consisting in sculpture and drawing. It is a reflection on transmission, heredity,human condition and other aspects, from an singular perspective.

The female of the mosquito Anopheles, with 1 cm large, breeds its offspring by sucking the blood of their victims, transmitting the Malaria virus responsible for one million of deaths per year. The medical definition of Transmission is: “ transfer or conveyance of a thing or condition, such as an infectious or genetic disease from one person to another, or hereditary trait from parent to offspring.”

In the sculpture Anopheles, this insect is shown in a two hundred times increased size, offering a more watchful observation of the beauty of its shape, in contradiction with the frightful menace of the insect. In an odd concept of heredity, human figures will be reduced to an insect colony, reminding us of our parasitical attitude towards the environment. We are insects, and our own enemy.

From a mosquito perspective, the human figure reduced to his sanguine transmission system reveals the fragility of human existence.

Blood is an excellent source of DNA, the genetic code that transmits our essence and legacy.

The “Mosquito” device emits a high frequency tone to disperse “anti-social teenagers”. Criticised for being a repressive measure substituting the intergenerational debate, it causes failure of transmission and understanding of / to our offspring.

Exhibited at Maneu Art Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2009

Download the exhibition catalogue

( in Spanish- Catalan )

Sculpture

The Anopheles project
 

The project includes large scale sculptures in resin and fibreglass, plaster, porcelain, as well as small scale silver and iron sculpture. Scroll down to see more images and visit the gallery for related drawings.

In amber

In amber

Silver,Resin 10 x 15x 15 cm aprox. 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

In amber

In amber

Silver,Resin 10 x 15x 15 cm aprox. 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Little big drinker

Little big drinker

Silver,Resin 10 x 15x 15 cm aprox. 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

In amber

In amber

Silver,Resin 10 x 15x 15 cm aprox. 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Castellers

Castellers

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

Metamorphosis in a supermarket

Metamorphosis in a supermarket

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

To Venus

To Venus

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

Three in a row

Three in a row

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

Cabaret

Cabaret

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

Dionisiacs

Dionisiacs

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

I´m going

I´m going

Silver, iron 6 x 8 x 15 cm aprox. 2009

Parasitando

Parasitando

Silver, iron 70 x 60 x 60 cm 2009

Parasitando ( detail )

Parasitando ( detail )

Silver, iron 70 x 60 x 60 cm 2009

Parasitando ( detail )

Parasitando ( detail )

Silver, iron 70 x 60 x 60 cm 2009

Parasitando ( detail )

Parasitando ( detail )

Silver, iron 70 x 60 x 60 cm 2009

Parasitando ( detail )

Parasitando ( detail )

Silver, iron 70 x 60 x 60 cm 2009

Parasitando ( detail )

Parasitando ( detail )

Silver, iron 70 x 60 x 60 cm 2009

AIIA

AIIA

Plaster 184 x 64 x 7 cm 2009

Icarus ( detail )

Icarus ( detail )

Porcelain, leather, wood 145 x 60 x 10 cm 2009

Icarus

Icarus

Porcelain, leather, wood 145 x 60 x 10 cm 2009

Icarus

Icarus

Porcelain, leather, wood 145 x 60 x 10 cm 2009

Mutation

Mutation

wire, tape, arabic gum

flying Pep

flying Pep

Photograph by Marc Veit Schwaer

Mutation2

Mutation2

wire, poliuretane

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Anopheles

Anopheles

Resin, fibreglass, iron 270 x 490 x 470 cm 2009 Photography by Veru Iche

Sculpture

The Anopheles project
Icarus

Porcelain, leather, wood 145 x 60 x 10 cm 2009