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…
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.
“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.
“Getting rid of a useless object that I barely pay attention to once a year means somehow getting rid of a part of my life, but keeping it without using it means having to face its silent reproach every time I open the closet door” Deyan Sudjic
300 x 500 cm
Mixed media on different supports.
Work done thanks to the Habitat Artístic de Castelló Scholarship