The development of mind and brain in relation to our senses is of central importance to human evolution. In my research I explore the cognitive and communicative qualities of our bodies and their importance to this. The high degree of neural attention that converges into our hands points to the significance they have in this process.
My artworks show a material bond between human bodies and earthy matter. Bronze and clay suggest the continuous biological changes produced in nature as well as the development of human cognitive capacities through the use of hands. The study of the materiality of objects and their connections to the human body has a double aim, to see on the one hand how the habitat shaped individuals, and on the other hand how human interaction with the world triggered the remarkable evolution of their kind.
The engagement of hands with materials and the tool-making process, were essential to the evolution of speech and languages. The use of ropes in my art installations for instance, establishes a clear connection of object and bodies, materials and action. A major understanding of the material reality unveiled the secret to evolution: interaction. Hands used as tools evolved as communicators and the use of speech led humankind to get together, to build societies, to find agreement with each other…
Environment is a defining aspect of our nature, but how do we interact with it, and how is it translated into a gesture? By touching, grabbing and holding, our bodies sense our surrounding reality. My work hovers between abstraction and figuration, presenting gesture as the place where meaning and form respond visually to the external world, and where the human body is best represented as a physical conveyer of meaning as well as manipulator agent of materials and objects.
b. Barcelona 1990
BA Art History - (UB) Universitat de Barcelona, SP / Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, IT
MA Painting - (UAL) University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College, UK
Oct 2015, At it...!, UAL, Wimbledon College of Art - Painting studios, London UK
11th - 24th April 2016, About Space, Lewisham Arthouse, London UK, curated by Geraint Evans
1st - 8th Sept 2016, MA Summer Show, UAL, Wimbledon College of Art, London UK
12th - 18th Nov 2016, Practices of Enquiry, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College, UAL, London UK, curated by Elliott Burns
9th - 27th Jan 2017, Practices of Enquiry, UAL Showroom, 272 High Holborn, London UK
13th Jan - 11th Feb 2017, Young Gods, Charlie Smith London, UK, curated by Zavier Ellis