My work is an ongoing investigation about the spatial phenomenon in painting. It's about how we can explore spaces that... Read More
My work is an ongoing investigation about the spatial phenomenon in painting. It's about how we can explore spaces that function in non-hegemonic conditions and that are simultaneously physical and mental in painting. It is based on Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopia. Particularly his analysis of the cemetery as a space of death but also of transformation, a sort of portal to another space. It has to do with spaces that have more layers of meaning and more relationships to other spaces than immediately meet the eye. It is known that the spatial relations in humans develop on two levels: the perceptual level, that gives us the "sense" of space, and the intellectual level, that gives us the "idea" of space. The first is a product of haptic development and the latter is a development of symbolic activity through speech and image. I'm interested in the potential of this fundamental association between the image and the imagination, the invisible contemplated within the visible that is claimed to underpin contemporary understanding of the nature of images. I want the abstract pictorial spaces of my paintings to offer an invitation to meditation on other spaces. The palette and the gestural are related with the representation of my individual emotions, feelings, desires and impulses. I can say that they are the expression of my subjectivity within the pictorial space of the canvas.