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.

New Painting: Energies VI

The idea behind the Energies series: Maybe we are energies, ideas and experiences passed on from our forefathers to our children.. We inhabit a particular space and time, however our energy is constant and infinite.. Our energies do not die or extinguish, rather, they change and evolve into something new.

This is the final painting from the Energies series.

“Energies VI”
Collage, acrylic and oils on canvas
40 x 40cm

Visit the Art Fair: Should you be in Bolzano between the 16-18th March, you can view the Energies series in Secion AB, Stand B06-06 under Galería Javier Roman. Biennale opening hours: 10am – 6pm. Photo Gallery of the Fair.

New Painting: Energies V

I have been invited to take part in the Kunstart Art Fair 2012 in Bolzano, Italy and was asked to continue working on my Energies series.

This is the third painting from this continued series.

The idea behind the Energies series: Maybe we are energies, ideas and experiences passed on from our forefathers to our children.. We inhabit a particular space and time, however our energy is constant and infinite.. Our energies do not die or extinguish, rather, they change and evolve into something new.

“Energies V”
Collage, acrylic and oils on canvas
40 x 40cm

Visit the Art Fair: Should you be in Bolzano between the 16-18th March, you can view the Energies series in Secion AB, Stand B06-06 under Galería Javier Roman. Biennale opening hours: 10am – 6pm. Photo Gallery of the Fair.

New Painting: Energies IV

This is the second painting from this continued Energies series.

The idea behind the Energies series: Maybe we are energies, ideas and experiences passed on from our forefathers to our children.. We inhabit a particular space and time, however our energy is constant and infinite.. Our energies do not die or extinguish, rather, they change and evolve into something new.

“Energies IV”
Collage, acrylic and oils on canvas
40 x 40cm

Visit the Art Fair: Should you be in Bolzano between the 16-18th March, you can view the Energies series in Secion AB, Stand B06-06 under Galería Javier Roman. Biennale opening hours: 10am – 6pm. Photo Gallery of the Fair.

New Painting: Energies III

I have been invited to take part in the Kunstart Art Fair 2012 in Bolzano, Italy and was asked to continue working on my Energies series.

This is the first painting from this continued series.

The idea behind the Energies series: Maybe we are energies, ideas and experiences passed on from our forefathers to our children.. We inhabit a particular space and time, however our energy is constant and infinite.. Our energies do not die or extinguish, rather, they change and evolve into something new.

“Energies III”
Collage, acrylic and oils on canvas
40 x 40cm

Visit the Art Fair: Should you be in Bolzano between the 16-18th March, you can view the Energies series in Secion AB, Stand B06-06 under Galería Javier Roman. Biennale opening hours: 10am – 6pm. Photo Gallery of the Fair.

New Painting: Energies – New Life

This set is based on the idea that we are made up of energy, which can take various forms but which is constant and infinite.

Our forefathers have long been gone, yet we still carry their physical, temperamental and habitual traits with us in our everyday life.. they make us who we are, and these traits will in turn be passed on to our offspring in the generations
to come.

“Energies III – New life”
Collage, acrylic and oils on canvas
65cm x 45cm

New Painting: Energies II

Maybe we are energies, ideas and experiences passed on from our forefathers to our children.. We inhabit a particular space and time, however our energy is constant and infinite.. Our energies do not die or extinguish, rather, they change and evolve into something new.

“Energies II”
Collage, acrylic and oils on canvas
40 x 40cm