This is the third piece of the triptych.
These pieces are
built on one of the most beautiful activities that the body can perform without
the need for external factors: dance. This artistic expression is one, if not
the oldest linked to the human condition.
It is something inherent in us, so much that I do not believe there is
or there has been a single person who has not done it at least once in his
I decided to use
the photos that I myself took of a dancer during a flamenco show in Barcelona,
first of all because it impressed me in such a way that even today I remember
it and it fills me with joy. For me it is very special how a person can convey
so much simply with the movements of their body. Dance is something that unites
us as a species, it is something that we can all relate to and experience.
For all the
ancient cultures of the world, and for many even today, dance is something
sacred, a form of connection between the earthly world and the divine. It is a
form of communication, worship and appreciation of the human being with
himself, with other human beings, with nature, with the mind and with the
spirit. In a similar way, through dance blend in the same universal
In these pieces,
gold and black have opposite and complementary roles. Gold represents the light
emerging from the deified entity of the dancer illuminating the perpetual
darkness of the universe.
The design of
the gold lines were inspired by images of sacred virgins that I found in
churches and museums in Mexico, Italy and Austria. They are a way to raise this
dancer to the same level that according to religious canons would not be
considered sacred. That’s why the texture of these lines is very soft and
On the other
hand, the color of the black background and the uneven texture of the paint
represent the chaos, destruction and entropy that dominates the universe, but
at the same time it is the element that gives meaning to the existence of
light. Black also represents all the negative that concerns the human
condition, all the terrible acts and events that torment the world day after
day, but which are undoubtedly overcome by acts of kindness and love.
destruction are not negative aspects, they are forces of transformation and
change. It is thanks to them that life evolves and becomes more and more
elegant, more complex and more dignified.