WORK

One Thousand Years of Contemporary Architecture
Wolves Are Fiercer on the Other Side
Amaurot World's Fair
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
 
 

TEXTS

CV/CONTACT


 

ONE THOUSAND YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Albert Speer, chief architect of the Third Reich, praised the superiority of buildings designed taking into account the appearance of their future vestiges. This idea was heir to a tradition that had its peak in the 18th century, when similar approaches led to the construction of artificial ruins from scratch. This project explores the relationship and the potential contradictions between the aesthetics of Romantic inspiration and the predominant understanding of architecture today.
The chosen formats for this series are inspired by visual languages used regularly to show architectural works not yet built, thus thematizing the tension between the real building and that representation of it that is the architect's project. In a series of imaginary constructions, the characteristic styles of some "starchitects" of our century have been applied to functionalities more typical of former ages. Furthermore, the utopian character inherent in the preview of the projected building overlaps with the image of its deterioration, caused by interaction with reality over a long period of time.
Even if the architecture-fiction sketched in One Thousand Years of Contemporary Architecture will never be built, it is very likely one could draw similarities between the causes for its deterioration and events to come. Witnessing the collapse of certain physical structures echoes the symbolic downfall of the worldview that made possible its existence. Imagined ruins function as a reminder of the fragility of materials we use to build our present and the impossibility of foreseeing how and when exactly the future will surprise us.




 
Arch of Enduring Peace
2019 / 70 x 90 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper
  Stability Tower
2020 / 98 x 75 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper
Headquarters of the International Organization for the Environment
2020 / 68 x 92 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper
Temple of the Underground Sun
2020 / 80 x 75 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper
Center for Global Conflict Resolution
2020 / 65 x 96 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper
Mausoleum of Forgotten Consumers
2020 / 68 x 86 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper
Last Bulwark of Civilization
2020 / 81 x 75 cm / Watercolour, pencil, gouache and photographs on paper










Ctesiphon 3021

2021 / 48 x 180 x 180 cm / Wood, plaster, paint and modeling materials
Ctesiphon 3021 (Detail)

  Installation Views
A Trail Amongst Ruins / Can Felipa, Barcelona / 2021
   



 




The Debris of Your Dreams
(Trailer)
2021 / Full HD Video, 10' / In collaboration with Pablo Bonilla (3D animation) and Agnès Pe (audio)

  Installation Views
A Trail Amongst Ruins / Can Felipa, Barcelona / 2021