Instituto Cervantes de Paris
7, Rue Quentin Bauchart, 75008 Paris
June 12th – September 4th 2015
Incontrôlables is a series of experimental actions in which the artist loses, on purpose, the control of the creative process allowing outside secondary factors to work. The end result is unpredictable and the artist finds himself in the observer’s position surprised by his own creations.
Exhibition curated by Slowtrack (Madrid) and Juan Manuel Bonet.
Fascinated by the places on the facades of buildings where different volumes and levels come together, the artist collected the silhouettes of moldings around the city and brought the negative of the silhouette into the gallery on a wooden placard.
Rules: the molding has to meet a flat surface. The negative form obtained should not be studied in advance.
Works of art should be protected from sunlight. Here, in contrast, the artist takes the aggressiveness of the sun’s light to produce prints.
Rules: a template on a painted fluorescent orange paper is placed and exposed to the sun. Every day a new piece of paper is put out in order to observe the progression of the experiment. 7 papers were exposed for a week in Albuquerque and 15 for two weeks in Belvès (France).
G.A.S. (Street prints):
Revolving around the idea of using the street as a workshop, the artist conceived a printing system that takes advantage of passing cars to generate prints.
Rules: the result is shown exactly as it was found when removed from the street, even in case of failure. The date, time and location of the print are written on each print.
RUFO (Rudimentary Unidentified Frictional Object):
To study how the city can literally alter a work of art, the artist “walks” a painting around on a leash. The painting is face down with the artwork touching and scraping against the street.
Rules: paint a table and “walk it”, with the painted side face down on the city streets. The route is determined in advance. The artist can not look under the board before the end of the walk. The course completed for each painting must form a loop.
8/4 and 5/4:
An exercise in random painting where the artist paints up to 8 lines each composed of 4 points. The coordinates of the points and the color or each line are chosen at random.
Rules: the coordinates of each point are randomly generated. The points are marked on paper and numbered from 1 to 4. Then, they are joined together in numerical order. Up to 8 colors can be used in random order of appearance.
An experiment regarding the movements of the city. Having painted a rectangle on the floor, the artist observed its gradual degradation until it completely disappeared.
Rules: Painting done on a horizontal surface made of gravel. Paint a red box with a template and take a picture of the result. Return at least once a day to photograph the changes until the rectangle has totally disappeared
Pictures by Sierra Forest, Rafael Schacter and Eltono.