WORK

Lumpenkult
Ruins of the Anthropocene
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
 
 

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LUMPENKULT

At the beginning of the last century the artistic institution known as Proletkult set out to create a genuinely proletarian aesthetic which should play a fundamental role in the construction of the new classless society. This project speculates on which kind of social organization could arise after the eventual disappearance of the middle and working classes in the West. Concepts like "precariat" or "cognitariat", coined to define what has come to replace the working class in post-Fordist society, may soon be considered nothing more than desperate attempts to update something that has ceased to exist as such, avoiding to recognize that this vacuum won't be filled by any postmodern category, but by the last stratum that has always been there although we would not want to see it: the lumpen.
Lumpenkult is the reconstruction of a fictitious cultural movement from its own products: agitprop posters, pseudohistorical prints or architectural models that allow us to glimpse an exotic society in which the marginal class of today has become hegemonic, got consciuousness of its strength and begun to defend interests different from those of the former working class. True to its worldview, the victorious lumpen would not have hesitated to get rid of superfluous institutions or to sacrifice some material comfort in exchange for freeing itself from imposed values such as work worship or faith in progress and economic growth.



 
 

Spark of Freedom

2017 / 100 x 70 cm / Airbrush on brown paper
Monument to the Last International
2017 / 155 x 63 x 63 cm / Cardboard, wood, plastic, tinfoil, string and wire
Foundational Manifesto
2017 / 100 x 70 cm / Airbrush on brown paper
Social Harmony
2017 / 100 x 70 cm / Airbrush on brown paper
Wanderlust
2017 / 100 x 70 cm / Airbrush on brown paper
Installation View
Lumpenkult / Fúcares Gallery, Almagro / 2018
Installation View
Lumpenkult / Fúcares Gallery, Almagro / 2018
Portrait of Doris
2017 / 83 x 62 cm / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Monument to the Unknown Vagabond
2017 / 170 x 105 x 240 cm / Cardboard, brown paper, tape and plastic stick
Installation View
Lumpenkult / Fúcares Gallery, Almagro / 2018
Installation View
Lumpenkult / Fúcares Gallery, Almagro / 2018



(De)Growth

2017 / 70 x 100 cm / Airbrush on brown paper
Scarce Resources
2017 / 70 x 100 cm / Airbrush on brown paper
Heroic Frieze
2017 / 196 x 440 cm / Airbrush and plastic paint on brown paper



   
Classic Settlement

2017 / 140 x 78 x 100 cm / Cardboard, wood, paper, plastic and string

Model Camp

2017 / 105 x 115 x 100 cm / Cardboard, wood and plastic

Installation View

Lumpenkult / Fúcares Gallery, Almagro / 2018

Installation View

Lumpenkult / Fúcares Gallery, Almagro / 2018


Extinction of the Gamusino and Other Species

2017 / 76 x 56 cm / Airbrush and screenprint on paper

Money Pool
2017 / 50 x 40 cm / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Simulacra
2017 / 40 x 50 cm / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Water Poisoning
2017 / 40 x 50 cm / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Fancy Hoboness
2017 / Variable measures / Wooden stick and screenprinted fabric
Job #1
2017 / 30 x 24 / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Job #2
2017 / 30 x 24 / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Job #3
2017 / 30 x 24 / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Job #4
2017 / 30 x 24 / Airbrush and screenprint on paper
Henchmen (Job #5)
2017 / 40 x 50 cm /Airbrush and screenprint on paper