EXHIBITIONS

LOCKDOWN LADIES

Current Exhibition at Galería KROMA, Mahón, Menorca.

From August 10th until September 10th 2021

Since March 2020 many things have changed. Facing something external has forced us, although it may sound strange, to face ourselves, our fears, our demons, everything that lives within us and from what we usually flee hiding in the placental comfort of the mass.

In my case it has been, on an artistic level, a time that has been useful in order to rethink many things, to explore new paths, to do many things that I usually do not have the time, or the courage, to do.

The series presented here is the outcome of that time, it was born in that first lockdown as a result of the lack of material: canvases, colors … and the impossibility of buying it. It was born of being forced to paint with the only material I had, and on canvases already painted, of which shapes and colors were left and ended up integrated into the new pieces as witnesses of the paintings that they once were. Sometimes a blocked path forces us to take another path in which we discover things that we would never have discovered otherwise. They are paintings full of emotions, spirit of adventure, uncertainties … paintings that have been pushed to the limit to try to get the best of them, they are the survivors of the battle that has been fought during this time, not only in my studio, but also also within me.

Now, the “Lockdown ladies” are released, looking for a home. Could it be yours?

Desde Marzo de 2020 muchas cosas han cambiado. Enfrentarnos a algo exterior nos ha obligado, aunque pueda sonar extraño, a enfrentarnos a nosotros mismos, a nuestros miedos, a nuestros demonios, a todo aquello que habita dentro de nosotros y de lo que solemos huir escondiéndonos en el confort placentario de la masa.

En mi caso ha sido, a nivel artístico, un tiempo que ha servido para replantearme muchas cosas, para explorar nuevos caminos, para hacer muchas cosas que habitualmente no tengo el tiempo, o el valor, de hacer.

La serie que aquí se presenta es el fruto de ese tiempo, nace en ese primer confinamiento fruto de la falta de material: telas, colores… y de la imposibilidad de comprarlo. Nace de verme forzado a pintar con el único material del que disponía, y sobre otros cuadros ya pintados, de los cuales acabaron quedando formas y colores integrados en las nuevas piezas como testigos de los cuadros que un día fueron. A veces, un camino bloqueado nos obliga a tomar otro camino en el que descubrimos cosas que de otra forma jamás hubiésemos descubierto. Son cuadros cargados de emociones, de espíritu de aventura, de incertidumbres… cuadros que han sido llevados al límite para intentar sacar lo mejor de ellos, son los supervivientes de la batalla que se ha librado durante este tiempo, no sólo en mi estudio, sino también dentro de mí.

Ahora, las “mujeres del confinamiento” son liberadas para buscar un hogar ¿Será quizás el tuyo?