My line of thinking has to do with subordination to the things and people all around us.
I pay attention to the relationship between the subject and a space located in the common and to the habits, settings and events of which our lives entirely consist.
I do believe that the daily acts are far away of being peaceful. They are sitting entirely on the side of violence, the violence of conformity, of the adherence to models, the violence of the social consensus and the contempt it conceals within.
I work between sculpture, photography and performance.
I consider objects, furniture, and dresses as the surface through which we relate to world. An object can refer to any and every circumstances, interest or preoccupation of human beings. With sculpture, I transform their shape to create pieces imbued with a new capability to relate. The body is then introduced as a performance action that relates to these objects. Photography is the expressive medium for capturing and reinforcing that idea.
In the last 12 years I worked on different bodies of works: Trapped, About Seduction, Offerings and Possessions, The Passage of Time and Displacements.
In Trapped the images show a subject physically linked to the house, to itself or to other subjects through clothing, hair or household furnishing. They are people in the grip of the humdrum.
About Seduction explores seduction as a theme. It deepens into the circular game of power and the rituals and strategies to seduce. Here I worked with make up, light and pieces of clothing such as Toile de Jouy (a French fabric of the 18th century), to reflect on ideas of induction, persuasion and contradiction as well as to question conventions about archetypes and roles in seduction.
Offerings and Possessions focuses on the desire to posses and the need to offer us in return. Envy and lust appear as obsessions to attain those objects of desire immediately, totally, absolutely.
The Passage of Time reflects on the idea of transience and the feeling of expiry. While I was working in this theme I was commissioned by the Prado Museum and the Esteban Vicente Contemporary Art Museum to work on a number of pieces to establish a dialogue between the Arts of past and the present, works that would show to the audience the large presence of the old masters in the production of contemporary artists. I produced two photo- graphs and a live performance titled Matryoshka, which deals with the idea of genesis through music, theatre and art.
My actual body of work, Displacements, is an on-going investigation about our coexistence with nature; it explores the ways we have altered and rebuilt nature to turn it into a representational element such as landscape or even as an adornment.