PART IN STYLE /


WORKING ON ABSENCE

COMMISSIONED BY: CULTURAL CENTER OF SPAIN IN SANTO DOMINGO – CCESD
YEAR: 2017 – ongoing
STATUS: completed (1st phase) / study development (2nd phase)
FORMAT: drawing
TECHNIQUE: ink, graphite and polyurethane on wood (1st phase)
DIMENSIONS: series of 2 drawings – 240 x 360 cm (each) (1st phase)
IN COLLABORATION WITH: Cristina Rico (curator) /
Alexy Cordones (portrait model) /
PALO AMARGO (wood panels’ execution)
EXHIBITIONS: ABSENT (AUSENTES – Santo Domingo, 2017)
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Memory and history – the latter seen as our own personal interpretation of the former – are unconscious processes written in parallel as we, individuals, advance in life. But, what happens when an individual is forced to leave his country and belongings to start a new life in another place? Then, memory and history transform into conscious and tangible bodies, needed in order to be able to deal with life within an estate of absence. Life, traditionally, is a linear process of accumulating things – objects, relationships, experiences. The voluntary renouncement to a series of these things defines a place from where, sometimes, becomes possible to deal with an important loss. Being possession and renouncement directly related to life and death, respectively, one could study the multiple lives (and deaths) of a single individual during his/hers own migratory movements.


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Alexy no.17 (2017) / 360 x 240 cm


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Alexy no.24 (2017) / 360 x 240 cm



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