Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416]

Ring shaped mirror on grass

The idea behind this installation was born with my fascination with the circular unused fountains found in the lake at the Parc d’Espanya Industrial.

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This ring was adopted as a base for my own structure using the same dimensions of the fountain itself. The structure was then covered with mirror thus allowing the ring to “discourse” with its surroundings.

The installation has an internal as well as an external discourse. The shape of the ring itself is very symbolic and has many significant internal references. An interesting article I found on the symbolism of the circle.

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The external discourse of the ring with its surroundings is also to be taken into consideration.

As mentioned previously, the ring is covered with mirrors. These mirrors reflect the light, trees, people and the general ambient of the park. They bring what is “up there” to the ground – to the soil, grass and fallen leaves. Depending on the sun’s position, the mirrors either contrast with the earth by reflecting the illuminated sky and sun, or they blend in and become practically invisible, camouflaged in the dark.

A third discourse would be with the geographical location itself. The ring has been cut and assembled onsite to create the shape. The cuts are made to represent longitude and latitude lines.

This geographical discourse is reflected in the artwork’s name. The numbers 41.3777, 2.1416 refer to the project’s exact longitude and latitude in the park and the ring includes a marker that marks North.

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The idea is to start a journey with this installation and create new discourses in new locations in other geographical locations, always pointing North.

The ring will be the same, the numbers will change, the discourse will evolve and each location will leave its mark on the ring’s surface.

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Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416] is a site specific installation created for the first public exhibition I have curated called Artist Takeover Vol:1 in the Park. More info about the event available by clicking on this link.

Similarities: Grandparents, siblings and son from Malta / Rochester, Minnesota

A MALTESE FAMILY: Grandparents, siblings and son
A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the SIMILARITIES series, I investigate methods to show physical alikeness between faces in a simple and visual way.

Grandmother and Mother

Grandmother and Mother smiling

Brother and Sister

Mother and Son I

Mother and Son II

Smiling Grandmother, Grandfather, Brother and Sister

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives. These photos were sent to me from the models via email.

Similarities: A family based in Barcelona

Father and Son

Brother and Sister

Mother and Daughter

This set is called: Similarities: A family based in Barcelona
As part of the series: Similarities: An Investigation on Hereditary Alikeness which goes beyond generations, age and gender.

As part of an ongoing investigation on hereditary genes and the way they are received from parents and passed on to their offspring, I focus my attention on physical likeness in my Similarities series.
Unlike my previous work, this series of work is not based on image manipulation, making the project refreshingly simple. The exhibition consists of photos of real people on transparent sheets overlaid on top of one another – allowing the viewer to witness the resemblance passed through generations in a clear and easy way.

The process is extremely simple, yet the results are fascinating.

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives.

Similarities: Two Sisters from Madrid

Rosa and Pilar

This set is called: Similarities: Two Sisters from Madrid
As part of the series: Similarities: An Investigation on Hereditary Alikeness which goes beyond generations, age and gender.

As part of an ongoing investigation on hereditary genes and the way they are received from parents and passed on to their offspring, I focus my attention on physical likeness in my Similarities series.
Unlike my previous work, this series of work is not based on image manipulation, making the project refreshingly simple. The exhibition consists of photos of real people on transparent sheets overlaid on top of one another – allowing the viewer to witness the resemblance passed through generations in a clear and easy way.

The process is extremely simple, yet the results are fascinating.

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives.

Similarities: A Family from the Virgin Islands

Brother and Sister

This set is called: A Family from the Virgin Islands
As part of the series: Similarities: An Investigation on Hereditary Alikeness which goes beyond generations, age and gender.

Mother and Daughter, smiling

Mother and Daughter

Brother and Sister, smiling

As part of an ongoing investigation on hereditary genes and the way they are received from parents and passed on to their offspring, I focus my attention on physical likeness in my Similarities series.
Unlike my previous work, this series of work is not based on image manipulation, making the project refreshingly simple. The exhibition consists of photos of real people on transparent sheets overlaid on top of one another – allowing the viewer to witness the resemblance passed through generations in a clear and easy way.

The process is extremely simple, yet the results are fascinating.

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives.

Similarities: Two Brothers from Surrey, England and Malta

Two Brothers: John and Frank

This set is called: Two Brothers from Malta
As part of the series: Similarities: An Investigation on Hereditary Alikeness which goes beyond generations, age and gender.

As part of an ongoing investigation on hereditary genes and the way they are received from parents and passed on to their offspring, I focus my attention on physical likeness in my Similarities series.
Unlike my previous work, this series of work is not based on image manipulation, making the project refreshingly simple. The exhibition consists of photos of real people on transparent sheets overlaid on top of one another – allowing the viewer to witness the resemblance passed through generations in a clear and easy way.

The process is extremely simple, yet the results are fascinating.

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives.

Similarities: a mother and her two daughters from Canada

A Mother and her two daughters
A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the SIMILARITIES series, I investigate methods to show physical alikeness between faces in a simple and visual way.

Mother and Daughter I

Mother and Daughter II

Sisters

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives. These photos were sent to me from the models via email.