Sunday, November 21, 2010

Working on the new ones



Almost done with this drawing titled: "The Cabinet"
pencil
200cmX140cm

Referring to the ships cabin as the"Cabinet", a private room for a man serving as a retreat/cabinet of thoughts, mainly used by the intellectuals during the Renaissance






Detail of the drawing titled: "The Cabinet"


Detail of the drawing titled: "The Cabinet"


Detail of the drawing titled: "The Cabinet"


Detail of the drawing titled: "The Cabinet"


Working on the drawing titled: "Behind the bush 2"
pencil
140cmX100cm
detail

Fancinated by an image of  the dining room of the German ocean liner "Lahn" at the end of the 19th century, done in an opulent, heavy rococo style.
The wonderfull maze of the cast iron decoration and the wood curvings, communicate with my first "Behind the bush" work.
The almost chaotic decoration enhances the transcedent character of this space


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush 2"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The new work so far



Drawing titled: "Behind the bush"  
pencil
200cmX150cm


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"



Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


Detail of the drawing titled: "Behind the bush"


                                                             

Drawing titled: "into the cabin 1"
pencil
30cmX21cm





Detail of the drawing titled: "into the cabin 2"




Drawing titled: "into the cabin 2"
pencil
30cmX21cm




Detail of drawing titled: "into the cabin 3"

                                         

Drawing titled: "into the cabin 3"
pencil
30cmX21cm


SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE DRAWINGS


The series i am working on now, started with the work satyrically titled:"Behind the bush", depicting a penis, a boat, and posing  bodybuilders, behind a mass of tangled branches


It is actually a symbolic self-portrait, made out of elements, that define my work, my sexuality and my mental 
world, as always being awed by big boats, bodies, buildings, cities.


The tangled branches and the swirling ribbons want to add a notion of movement. An elegant chaos that softens with its constant curves the brutality of the different volumes, unifying them at the same time, in terms of form as well as conceptually.


The major element, the ship is a symbolic interpretation of our head, our thoughts, the journey of the human spirit through the endless sea of the possibilities.


Also the small drawings with the baby and the zeppelin, the people observing the lungs and heart with the microscope and the bodybuilder with the sharks, are placed in the ships cabin. 
This is their staging, their scenic space.


Alike the ship is divided into cabins, the same way we arrange the thoughts in our head, images in secluded spaces, pleasant thoughts that we want easily to recall, unpleasant thoughts that we keep hidden and we don’t want that they stick up suddenly, everything is our head, the ship that takes us to a journey in the depths of history, gazing the horizon of our future, the decay and the new beginning. 


I don’t use colour. I see my work as a registration of a dream. A transedent world, where the ideas become images. The drawing itself carries its own charge.





Friday, November 19, 2010

Shifting from abstract

                                                                      
                                              Drawing titled:"Where shall i start"
                                              Pencil
                                             180X140cm