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…
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.
We come from a time when we believed that with our training we would get what we wanted. We had invested in careers, languages, unpaid internships. But quickly, our dream vanishes, the negatives begin when it comes to finding work. That curriculum that seemed so complete now seems full of useless things. You do more courses and you lock yourself in your study, you have to invest all your time in the search for a job, everything else is wasting time and money. Every time you are more isolated, you no longer feel connected to the university, much less to the working world and suddenly, without realizing it, you have gone from being a person full of hopes, ideas and energy, to becoming an isolated being , insecure and without strength to prove what you were worth before, a bug.
“El estigma del Parado”
Installation (real objects, drawing and painting)
350 x 250 cm
Work done thanks to the 3cmcv help of the Valencian Community Museum Consortium