Sequere is an artistic project about time and memory, which begins with a symbolic act: collecting water at the mouth of the Ebro and walking upstream to return it to the source of the Segre River, the main tributary of the Ebro. The artist's gaze and his body traversing space and time, will be the instruments to activate a poetic reading of the territory: the experiences along the route and the space traversed, with its geography, its place names, its cities and its mountains, will be the trigger for an investigation on historical memory, human relations and territory.
ongoing / en curso / en curs
Dins la pell de la terra
"Dins la pell de la terra (entre cims i cavallons)" (Within the earth’s skin (between peaks and ridges) is the title of my intervention in the buildings 1-3 of the old foundry of Cal Trepat (Tárrega, Spain) for the exhibition “Un món fràgil” (A fragile world) of Embarrat 2021. The title creates a series of analogies between the furrowing of the territory through walking – by way of the body- and the furrowing of the land -of the field- by way of the plow, one of the agricultural tools produced in the factory; the annex "between peaks and ridges" introduces a second analogy relating the ridges of plowed land in a field to the ridges of the mountains, referring to the territory as a cultural and geographical unit and to the experience of walking on a journey, which is the engine of the exhibited work.
"Un món fràgil" - Embarrat 2021
La pell de la terra (Skins)
Replacing traditional Christian iconography, these abstract paintings evoking paths, earth, and stone are configured as "post-historical altarpieces" that transform former places of worship into temples dedicated to a new and ancient sacredness – inclusive, universal, and non-denominational – placing the earth and the mountain at the center of the visitor's inner experience.
Farrera / Barruera
Lloc, lluny, llar
Walking as an artistic practice, art as a cartography of existence. A research project based on the journey of the Grand Tour 2020, the sixth edition of the walk organized every year by Nau Côclea in Catalan territory.
Nel lieve sovrapporsi di cielo e terra
Solo show at Piramidón, Barcelona, Spain. From September 15, 2020 to January 23, 2012
Curated by Francesco Giaveri. Photos by Roberto Ruiz
La Entrega, act I
The first act of "La Entrega" was a journey of 350 km, walking for 21 days from my studio in Barcelona to the Centre d’Art i Natura of Farrera, a small village in the Pyrenees.
In collaboration with La Panera (Lleida, Spain) and CAN Farrera
En frontera (On the Border)
Walking and painting On the Border: 300 km, 25 days, 198 border stones, 212 artworks
In collaboration with La Capella / Barcelona Producció
Project about exile and uprooting, historical memory and Spanish civil war
El triunfo de la derrota
The triumph of defeat, paintings about ruins
Presentation at Hangar, November 11, 2015. Hangar is a centre for art research and production in Barcelona, Spain.
Hangar, Barcelona, Spain