Tired distance, veiled threat
Carbonized pine wood; pastel, graphite, bitumen and varnish on paper; coal dust over pine wood, lead.
My work always tries to confront the individual with the landscape, formed through his own eyes , and the distance that separates him from his horizon. That perceptual distance , that way of looking at the world and understanding it using our own scale is based on the current measurement systems and could be related intimately with an existential view of life.
The unattainable nature of the horizon line makes everything that we can not handle become abysmal and it put us face to face with death.
In this piece I use my own scale as a general measure, so that the upper limit of the piece coincides with my own height, and the highest drawing of the couple is placed in front of my own eyes. Likewise, the knife indicates a path that ends hitting a throat. In turn, the pine wood is part of the Galician landscape and is strongly related with the funeral ritual.
All the materials try to form a complex structure that works as rhetorical figure and makes visible the existential nature linked to the individual experience of the landscape.