Bye bye souvenir began to take shape in December 2020, at that time we could only move
within our own community, borders had suddenly reappeared.
While our parents (at least those of my generation) had lived this idea that the great journeys
were made a couple of times in life, we moved around the world with an ease never seen
before and suddenly all that disappears, the movement is limited to your country and
depending on the moment to your community or your city, the limits are drawn more than
ever and the borders become really palpable.
We never thought we would lose our freedom of movement, both physically and
I thought, what would I have given at that moment to be able to travel, even if it was just to
buy a horrible souvenir…
” The Olympics” is a project focused on giving visibility to all those women who played an
important role in the history of sport and who most of us don't even know about.
There are many women who made great achievements in the world of sport, but as in other
fields, these women never had the recognition that their male counterparts did. Women like
Margot Moles, Charlotte Cooper or Gretchen Fraizer, to give some examples, will be the
protagonists of this series where, through drawings in poster format, the history of these
women will be shown.
While I was thinking about what I wanted to do for an art fair in which I was going to participate, my iaia passed away and I decided to pay a tribute to her through a series of pieces that I titled “Herencias para Isabel”.
The set of pieces makes up a portrait of my grandmother through the objects in her house that most reminded me of her and the phrases that she used to tell me the most, which I have used as the title of the works.
This series is a tribute to my iaia in particular, but also a tribute to all the grandmothers and their great work within the family.
Those of us who are the children of working parents have had them as a second mother, their role is fundamental in parenting and the help they give parents is worthy of recognition.
Fotage of VHS exposition at Galería Anaglifos, Barcelona
Fotage of VHS exposition at Galería 9, Valencia
“VHS” is a project that, like “the collection” and “fascicles”, are artworks that comes from an theoretic/practice investigation in relation to collecting and the link that a collector have to their acquisitions. It a way of accumulating, it’s differenced by organization and repetition.
In VHS we find a collection that directly or indirectly we all have had in our lives. In this project i focus on the re-recordable VHS, in which we find the “second collection” of memories. They containers of memories, moments; from things we record on TV, moments of our lives…
“FOLDER” is the representation of adolescence, that moment where we establish who we are and to which tribe we belong to through customizing / decorating our folders. Collage of images, drawings and quotes through we represent ourselves, putting us in a box.
Mixed Technique (collage, ink, marker, graphite) between methacrylates 130 x 40 cm
Someone is conscious of a change when they face the same object or situation and their reaction is different.
One day, I was visiting my grandma, and i found out once again with one of those little porcelain figures that everyones grandma would have at their house. I’ve always found them quite ugly, and i never understood the reason for them, neither in which moment people found them in any way appealing. But in that exact moment my perception of them changed and suddenly i discovered myself appreciating them differently.
“HERITAGE” it consists on a series of frames, where i represent my grandma’s porcelain figures through a new look, it’s called maturity. In these pieces grows a universe through a subtle juxtaposition of different languages and iconographic elements, in which the objects are used as fetish to build up the meaning of life and whats lived.
During the confinement in 2020, as we could not leave our houses, I asked the people who followed me in networks, to look in their houses for objects / souvenirs, to send me the photos of those objects and to tell me the stories behind them. them. These are some of the stories they told me …
Works made by mixed technique on 370grm basik paper