Series

Serie: Colouring Book

Emancipation of dissonance

Media: Silkscreen-action.

Materials/Technique: Silkscreen printings on 300gr Canson cardboard, transparent acrylic box, pencils, wax crayons, felt-tip pens.

Dimensions: 4 images of 46cm x 61cm each.

Date: 2016

Edition amount: 3

This series started (2009) from the need of reflecting about representation in art. With this idea in mind, I conceived some drawings which looked like the kind of images found in kids coloring books. The drawings are displayed in a way the audience can intervene them with materials traditionally used for this purposes.    

With this interactive method I intended to produce a playful, creative and unbiased sensory experience. 

Media: Silkscreen-action.

Materials/Technique: Silkscreen printings on 300gr Canson cardboard, transparent acrylic box, pencils, wax crayons, felt-tip pens.

Dimensions: 4 images of 46cm x 61cm each.

Date: 2016

Edition amount: 3

This series started (2009) from the need of reflecting about representation in art. With this idea in mind, I conceived some drawings which looked like the kind of images found in kids coloring books. The drawings are displayed in a way the audience can intervene them with materials traditionally used for this purposes.    

With this interactive method I intended to produce a playful, creative and unbiased sensory experience. 

A book for the Cuban family

Media: Object-action.

Materials/Technique: Silkscreen on 240gr Fabriano cardboard.

Dimensions: 15 images of 34cm x 25cm each.

Date: 2009

Edition amount: 5

This artwork belongs to the series “Coloring book”, through which I try to question the concept of representation in visual arts, and particularly each artwork from this series, refers to ideas about art market, legitimation, power.

In this case, I represented fifteen independent images of products rationed and sell each month by the Cuban State in the basic food basket.

For the audience interaction, there are as tools some traditional materials to color (wax crayons, felt-tip pens, pencils, and the like).

Media: Object-action.

Materials/Technique: Silkscreen on 240gr Fabriano cardboard.

Dimensions: 15 images of 34cm x 25cm each.

Date: 2009

Edition amount: 5

This artwork belongs to the series “Coloring book”, through which I try to question the concept of representation in visual arts, and particularly each artwork from this series, refers to ideas about art market, legitimation, power.

In this case, I represented fifteen independent images of products rationed and sell each month by the Cuban State in the basic food basket.

For the audience interaction, there are as tools some traditional materials to color (wax crayons, felt-tip pens, pencils, and the like).

Serie: From consumption to communication and viceversa

Object used to coerce during…

Media: Object.

Materials/Technique: Bronze, lead, red velvet, wood, transparent acrylic.

Dimensions: Variables.

Date: 2013

Edition amount: 3

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. 

This work emerges from my concerns regarding power relations, above all, the ones that directly impact in the individual in a physical-psychological way. The text in the front part of the knuckle-dusters is a variation of an original phrase belonging to Confucius; I have only modified the word order to change its meaning as a slogan, as a power statement. I play with the idea of possible existence of the object in past times. I also try to bring up the fantasy of imagine the texts marks on skin.

Media: Object.

Materials/Technique: Bronze, lead, red velvet, wood, transparent acrylic.

Dimensions: Variables.

Date: 2013

Edition amount: 3

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. 

This work emerges from my concerns regarding power relations, above all, the ones that directly impact in the individual in a physical-psychological way. The text in the front part of the knuckle-dusters is a variation of an original phrase belonging to Confucius; I have only modified the word order to change its meaning as a slogan, as a power statement. I play with the idea of possible existence of the object in past times. I also try to bring up the fantasy of imagine the texts marks on skin.

Reconstitution

Media: Object

Materials/Technique: Paper, ink, transparent acrylic, stainless steel, zinc.

Dimensions: Variables.

Date: 2012.

Edition amount:

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. 

“Re-constitution” is a piece made as a book, by using the pages of the current Constitution of the Republic of Cuba. These pages have been totally rewritten using a pen, over the same printed text. Despite the result is an object, the process of making it, have been assumed as a performance in relation with the body, the energy and the time: once I started to rewrite the text, I did not interrupt the work, until I finished the last page. In this way, I am interested to think about the relation between the individual and the law, determined by the interaction frame or limit imposed in the Cuban context, by a document that dating from 1976.

Media: Object

Materials/Technique: Paper, ink, transparent acrylic, stainless steel, zinc.

Dimensions: Variables.

Date: 2012.

Edition amount:

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. 

“Re-constitution” is a piece made as a book, by using the pages of the current Constitution of the Republic of Cuba. These pages have been totally rewritten using a pen, over the same printed text. Despite the result is an object, the process of making it, have been assumed as a performance in relation with the body, the energy and the time: once I started to rewrite the text, I did not interrupt the work, until I finished the last page. In this way, I am interested to think about the relation between the individual and the law, determined by the interaction frame or limit imposed in the Cuban context, by a document that dating from 1976.

Untitled

Media: Object-action

Materials/Technique: Plata 925, red velvet, wood, metal.

Dimensions: Variables

Date: 2008

Edition amount:
In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. This piece is made up of a number of silver earrings which as a whole, made up a phrase referring to the art´s market dynamics. After the earrings were displayed for some time, the audience could take them for free conforming in this way, a new individual idea, as these people had the possibility of choosing the earrings they preferred. This piece was ephemera, although earrings plus documentary photography of each edition presented can be remade.

Media: Object-action

Materials/Technique: Plata 925, red velvet, wood, metal.

Dimensions: Variables

Date: 2008

Edition amount:

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. This piece is made up of a number of silver earrings which as a whole, made up a phrase referring to the art´s market dynamics. After the earrings were displayed for some time, the audience could take them for free conforming in this way, a new individual idea, as these people had the possibility of choosing the earrings they preferred. This piece was ephemera, although earrings plus documentary photography of each edition presented can be remade.

Untitled

Media: Object-action

Materials/Technique: Aluminum engraved, stainless steel.

Dimensions: Variables

Date: 2008

Edition amount:

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation.
This artwork consisted of handed out, in different parts Havana City, thirty metal tags (similar to those used to identify soldiers during war). The tags contained abstract signs engraved (each character corresponding to a letter in the alphabet) and making up a text or idea. The tags were distributed in exchange for a picture of the person wearing the tag and a contact detail of that person (postal address, email address, etc.) A month after the tags were given out, a code was sent to all the people participating, so they could decipher the message stated in the tags they had been carrying, message which was in all cases related to economic, political or social postures. Once the people known the message, they could decide if they wanted to keep using the tag. This piece uses a fashion attribute to explore issues related to the manipulation phenomenon.

Media: Object-action

Materials/Technique: Aluminum engraved, stainless steel.

Dimensions: Variables

Date: 2008

Edition amount:

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation.
This artwork consisted of handed out, in different parts Havana City, thirty metal tags (similar to those used to identify soldiers during war). The tags contained abstract signs engraved (each character corresponding to a letter in the alphabet) and making up a text or idea. The tags were distributed in exchange for a picture of the person wearing the tag and a contact detail of that person (postal address, email address, etc.) A month after the tags were given out, a code was sent to all the people participating, so they could decipher the message stated in the tags they had been carrying, message which was in all cases related to economic, political or social postures. Once the people known the message, they could decide if they wanted to keep using the tag. This piece uses a fashion attribute to explore issues related to the manipulation phenomenon.

A key that can open any door is a good one, but a door that can be opened with any key is a bad one

Media: Object

Materials/Technique: Bronze, stainless steel.

Dimensions: Variables

Date: 2011

Edition amount: –

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. This piece talks about the need of achieving happiness in Western Culture, more than redefining that concept from its singular essence.

Media: Object

Materials/Technique: Bronze, stainless steel.

Dimensions: Variables

Date: 2011

Edition amount:

In the series “From consumption to communication and viceversa” I make a blend between language and consumption objects. Some of the objects have been designed to be show in a gallery, but others only to work within society, being the result of the latter in the gallery, a photographic documentation. This piece talks about the need of achieving happiness in Western Culture, more than redefining that concept from its singular essence.

Serie: Marks on the body

Amnesia

Media: Photography.

Materials/Technique: Digital print on 300gr Epson cotton paper.

Dimensions: 5 images of 40cm x 61cm each.

Date: 2011

Edition amount: 5

The series “Marks on the body” intends to question the paradigm of the concept of beauty by working with body marks produced by making impressions of some objects.

“Amnesia” consists of five photographs of brands made by me on animal skin with a red-hot iron. The dates represent key moments of human development, from a technological and social point of view. Through this artwork I make a reflection about the construction of cultural models, from acquired knowledge, that is, what we know, and how we know it, in relation to the concept of evolution.

Media: Photography.

Materials/Technique: Digital print on 300gr Epson paper.

Dimensions: 4 images of 40cm x 50cm each.

Date: 2007

Edition amount: 5

The series “Marks on the body” intends to question the paradigm of the concept of beauty by working with body marks produced by making impressions of some objects.

“Amnesia” consists of five photographs of brands made by me on animal skin with a red-hot iron. The dates represent key moments of human development, from a technological and social point of view. Through this artwork I make a reflection about the construction of cultural models, from acquired knowledge, that is, what we know, and how we know it, in relation to the concept of evolution.

Landscapes: Butterflies, mountains, river, earth

Media: Photography.

Materials/Technique: Digital print on 300gr Epson paper.

Dimensions: 4 images of 40cm x 50cm each.

Date: 2007

Edition amount: 5

The intention of the series “Marks on the body” is to question the paradigm of the concept of beauty by working with body marks produced by making an impression of some inestimable objects for me. In this work, the aestheticized body mark loses its social stigma, becoming a contemplative image related with referents from nature. 

Media: Photography.

Materials/Technique: Digital print on 300gr Epson paper.

Dimensions: 4 images of 40cm x 50cm each.

Date: 2007

Edition amount: 5

The intention of the series “Marks on the body” is to question the paradigm of the concept of beauty by working with body marks produced by making an impression of some inestimable objects for me. In this work, the aestheticized body mark loses its social stigma, becoming a contemplative image related with referents from nature.