Acrylic and marble powder on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm (H) x 90cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 35.4" (H) x 35.4" (W) x 1.2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Il bambino addormentato is a pictorial work inspired by ancient murals. I am very romantic and I like not only the pictorial value of an old mural, but also its history and the physical and aesthetic deterioration it has suffered during its lifetime.
This work is inspired by one of these ancient wall paintings. The roughness of the paint, the worn colour of the work, the sleeping child that stands out in a blurred way are details of this work that express the wear and tear of the passage of time.
Hometown: San Sebastian
Based in: San Sebastian
Ever since I was a child my shyness has led me to observe people. I noticed their looks, their body postures, the way they spoke, the way they related to each other. This observation of others allowed me to get to know others as well as myself. As emotions are universal, the emotion that I saw in others I saw in myself too, and the union that I felt with others made me feel good.
I realised that most of us go through life hiding our true essence, our emotions. But there is always a moment when that comes out. Sometimes a person's emotion is felt in a second, in a gesture, in a look, and that second is what I want to capture in my works of art, so that second of authenticity is eternal.
There is also a noticeable influence of ancient art in my works because I like to feel that there were people centuries ago who captured the same universal emotions that I want to express today, teaching me that emotions are not only universal, but also timeless.
I do both painting and sculpture. I always give a deteriorated aspect to my works, wear and tear, breaks generated by myself, wanting to express the passage of time that I mentioned before.
-In 2002 I graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bilbao (Spain) after completing the last academic year at the Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg in Belgium through the Erasmus programme.
-In 2006 I completed my studies with a Master in Art Therapy at the University of Vic (Barcelona) with the intention of deepening the healing and therapeutic aspect of art.
-In 2009 I moved to Barcelona to put into practice what I had learnt and internalised both in my years of study and in my personal and professional experiences, in order to start my own artistic career through painting and sculpture.
-In 2010 I was awarded a grant in residence to carry out a project of experimentation and deepening in the technique of painting through the Karrvaz Foundation in Albacete.
-Since 2010 I have been a member of the artists' collective CMR in Barcelona.
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