THE PALEO SERIES
The PALEO series is a set of original limited edition prints combining the techniques of linocut and chine-collé, in which a number of 3mm PVC sheets are rolled-inked and stamped on shimmering metallic paper. Its main characteristic is that the compositions in the geometry follow the Golden Ratio calculations.
This is a series in progress, although the works PALEO I and PALEO II are already available. In February 2015, the piece PALEO I was selected by the MGEC Fundación Museo de Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking) to take part in the exhibition XII PREMIOS NACIONALES DE GRABADO (XXII NATIONAL PRINTMAKING AWARDS)
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The PALEO series makes reference to primitive, prehistoric times where the origins of humankind are rooted. Our beginnings, where human evolution started, took place in caves and geological formations which served as refuge.
Not only did our cultural and artistic expressions began there, but the caves also served as a place for enlightenment and sacredness where the natural forces and symbols were honored through dance and fire rituals.
The PALEO series are a travel back to the source of human spirituality, where it all began.
Plato expressed the process of enlightenment through a very comprehensive metaphor in his Allegory Of The Cave. It literally is a path from the dimmed illusions created by the mutable element of fire in a confined environment, to the true source of light, spiritual awareness and universal Truth, where there is vastness and unlimited potential.
It seems appropriate to honor such important process in our evolution and go back to the beginning of such old, ancient times as a way to recover and acknowledge our spiritual human journeys.
Aligning with the earth, its layers and stratums, made of sand and minerals, so full of raw knowledge and energies, where our ancestors danced and played and learnt to be humans, seems necessary in order to access higher levels of consciousness and multidimensionality.
Through the PALEO series, I have aimed to bring these concepts into the modern times in order to project them into the future through geometrical compositions and structures that reflect the simplicity and perfection of the Universal processes of which we as humans are an essential part. Hence the use of the Golden Ratio in their creation.
I will soon post pictures that illustrate how this mathematical geometric relationship has been applied to my artworks. I strongly encourage you to delve deeper in the fascinating universe of sacred geometry and how these mathematical structures and latent patterns are present everywhere in nature (and that includes our human bodies!)
THE GYNĒ SERIES
The GYNĒ series are one-of-a-kind original LED backlit artworks.
They talk about the genesis, going back to the beginning of creation.
In the conception of this series, the focus has been put on the representation of the aliveness and shapeshifting properties of the female bodies, ever evolving, adjusting, and transforming over time.
Embodying the essence of women as sensual creators, deeply atuned to the rhythms of life, these pieces seek to explore the dynamic depths, subtle movements, and color dances of the natural creation processes.
They talk about sacredness, mystery, and unexplored dimensions, symbolizing the intricacy that is palpable in the mesmerizing evolution of natural forms, quite often seemingly imperceptible but oh so penetrating.
It’s the primitive call of the feminine, always overflowing in its layering and inviting us to the root. They represent a travel through time and space to find out the essence of the journey, the blooming of form, where it all originated and where the light begun.
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As a self-taught artist, I’ve learned to explore my creativity in a variety of ways.
I’ve recently started sharing my creative process and the strong opinions that permeate my practice through my writing. The result is a new series of weekly articles called ‘Notes on Art, Notes on Life’, where I develop my understanding of how the creative process informs not only our work, but also and most importantly our views and opinions.
One of my lines of work is the translation into visual compositions of primitive archetypes, and how these help shape the collective unconscious.
All of these processes are inspired by my daily spiritual practices and commitment to self-discovery through awareness.
My work is the result of an effort to comprehend the deeper meaning of our human existence and transcend the illusions of apparently chaotic and random manifestations of life.
The freedom that is derived from mixing a wide variety of materials and techniques allows my research on human evolution to be deepened, developed and expressed.
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