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
 
 

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WOLVES ARE FIERCER ON THE OTHER SIDE

When some human groups settled permanently on land suitable for agriculture, it was not long before they began to build ditches, palisades and parapets to keep themselves protected from the rest of the peoples who, like themselves until recently, maintained a nomadic way of life. The barriers that later became walls delimited the separation between what we have come to call civilization and its exterior. On the other side, remained the barbarians.
These early sedentary cultures identified those who lived outside the cities with wolves, bears, lions, and other non-domesticated animals. However, later on the same beasts, birds of prey and mythological creatures would go from being used to describe the indomitable ferocity of "wild" peoples to become symbols of "civilized" power. Nobility, impetus or courage, qualities associated with carnivorous animals chosen as emblem by various political entities, can also be understood as euphemisms of aggressiveness, violence and drive for domination.
Wolves Are Fiercer on the Other Side materializes in a set of fragmentary bas-reliefs. This format, halfway between drawing and sculpture, functions both as an ornament of a given surface and as a narrative medium. Some of the reliefs are superimposed on synthetic drawings alluding to different walls erected by disappeared civilizations. The dust of adobe bricks, stone blocks or concrete plates outlines the contours of inconsistent walls, adorned by allegories of their own ruin.
 









Realpolitik
2019 / 96 x 146 x 3,5 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
Clash of Superpowers
2019 / 101 x 112 x 3,5 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
Courage
2019 / 49 x 41 x 3 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
Impetus
2019 / 47 x 39 x 3 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
Freedom as a Pretext
2020 / 103 x 64 x 4 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
Firmness
2020 / 58 x 50 x 4 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
Conquest of Nature
2020 / 94 x 147 x 4 cm / Tinted plaster, paint, fiberglass and wood
             












Installation Views

A Trail Amongst Ruins / Can Felipa, Barcelona / 2021