WORK

The Future Lies Behind
The Barbarians Among Us
Alternate Monuments
Rewriting the 21st Century
Rise and Fall of a Rogue State
Analog Documents
(Fake) Wall Paintings
Scenes of a Revolution yet to Come
Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Last Days of Capitalism
Banners
Posters
Classic Drawings
Concrete Processes /
Landscapes with Ruins
Rationalist Models
Decorative Sculptures
Vignettes / Cartoons / Other Suites
Early Drawings / Soft Sculptures
Miscellanea
 
 

CV/CONTACT

 

TEXTS

 
 
 
 
Licencia de Creative Commons


 

STATEMENT

In recent years I have been developing a particular narrative and visual language based largely on drawing and formal resources typical in fields like architecture, children's or textbook illustrations, comics, heraldry and political propaganda. A number of recurring topics appear once and again all across my work: the contradictions between theory and practice, the decisive influence of abstract ideas on concrete processes of social transformation, the relations of power with the historical past and how this is reinterpreted to legitimize the present.

I conceive my pieces as handmade replicas of cultural products from future or paralell societies. By means of images, objects and text, fictitious sociopolitical scenarios are posed, ranging from plausible to preposterous, located at some point between the Utopian and the dystopian. The imagined realities are not necessarily more desirable than the one we live in, their fundamental intention is to put under question historical determinism and othe ideological dogmas of our time, serve as a stimulus in the search for alternatives to the current system. Through distorting lenses of different colours and thicknesses we contemplate disturbing versions of our own world in which the mechanisms that keep things running, normally hidden under layers of culture and civilization, are laid bare.

SPANISH VERSION


OTHER TEXTS

Text by Jaime González Cela & Manuela Pedrón Nicolau. FRÁGIL, 2016 (SP)

Interview for Diagonal, 2016 (SP)


Artist page with interview. Archivo de Creadores de Madrid, 2015 (SP)


Review by Heiko Klaas & Nikole Büsing. Index Hamburg, 2014 (EN/DE)

Informal conversation (with Mario Espliego). Retroalimentación, 2014 (SP)

Proyect proposal. Museo ABC Sala 4, 2012 (SP)

Interview with Iván López Munuera. Circuitos MMX, 2010 (EN/SP)

Interview with Oscar García. Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo, 2010 (SP)

Review by Elena Winkel. Index Hamburg, 2009 (DE)