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
MA Painting - (UAL) University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College, UK
BA Art History - (UB) Universitat de Barcelona, ES / Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, IT
2018 Radical, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK - curated by Stacie McCormick
2017 Leftovers, Prenzlauer Studio Space, Berlin, DE - curated by Dora Tarasidou
2017 Young Gods, Charlie Smith London, UK - curated by Zavier Ellis
2017 Practices of Enquiry, UAL Showroom, 272 High Holborn, London, UK
2016 Practices of Enquiry, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College, London, UK - curated by Elliott Burns
2016 MA Summer Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London , UK
2016 About Space, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK - curated by Geraint Evans
2015 At it...!, Wimbledon College of Art, Painting studios, London, UK
2016 WORKSHOP: Fluid Lines and Moving Marks: A Dance Drawing Workshop (Speaker and Lecturer Assistant)
2018 SWIM Magazine, Issue #2 (Upcoming)
2017 FOCI Magazine, Shaping and Reshaping
2016 Young Space, Javier Torras Casas
2016 Wimbledon College of Arts, Interview with Sophie Kassay
2016 Scandale Project, Javier Torras Casas
2018 Radical Residency, Unit 1 Gallery/Workshop, London, UK
2016 Human Gestures
2016 Towards the Origins