TRANSGÉNICO

Intervención de algunas reproducciones a escala 1:1 de los frescos de Miguel Angel Buonarroti presentes en la Capilla Sixtina. Sobre estas, algunas “pantallas pictóricas" elaboradas con capas de óleo expandidas sobre láminas de acrílico transparente cubren  las imágenes dejando ciertas secciones parcialmente visibles, alterando la percepción de las formas subyacentes. Estas ‘sub-formas’ producidas aluden a partes internas de cuerpos ficticios que responden a diversas teorías relacionadas con la fascinación del autor por la disección de cadáveres, los estudios anatómicos ocultos en sus pinturas, y su llamada manera escultórica de pintar (en este caso, desarrollada como un tipo de "talla bidimensional").

TRANSGENIC

 

This project consists of the intervention of printed pictures of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s paintings located in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, through the modification of oil layers displayed on transparent Plexiglass sheets, which act as ‘editing screens’ based on some Photoshop editing logics.

 

I cover the whole Plexiglass' surfaces with paint and then I take out some parts of these oil layers in order to reveal different organic shapes suggested by the background figures. This action configures a kind of two-dimensional carving process inspired by the author's marble sculptural practice, his fascination with human anatomy, the alleged organs' systems hidden in his works, and the relationship of these virtual and fictional internal morphologies with current and future genetic manipulation.

GREY MATTER DARK MATTER

This project is composed by drawings, altered printed images and video-animations related to some eschatological issues. Thus, religious representations meet medical and biological imagery, soul meets body incarnations, the intangible meets image's physicality, immortality meets mortality, and divinity meets the mundane.

 

The installation is based on the arc structure of certain sacred spaces in which there is a central high altar surrounded by large size images distributed throughout the space.

MATERIA GRIS MATERIA OSCURA

Proyecto de grado para el programa de Artes Plásticas y Visuales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2012).

PIELES CAÍDAS EN CIELOS CAÍDOS​

This is a series of photographs of plaster parts of angels figures on which some microscopic images are projected. The initial sculptures are thrown from high altitudes so that they brake apart into multiple fragments used to take these pictures. The projected medical images consist of histology staining images showing microscopic samples of diseased tissues. 

 

In this way, after their metaphorical and physical fall, these celestial beings acquire a more terrestrial body by being represented in a heavy material such as plaster; being affected by gravity in a violent fall; and getting a new skin layer on which these immortal beings meet these ‘mortal dyes and stains’.

FALLING SKINS ON FALLING SKIES

This is a series of photographs of plaster parts of angels figures on which some microscopic images are projected. The initial sculptures are thrown from high altitudes so that they brake apart into multiple fragments used to take these pictures. The projected medical images consist of histology staining images showing microscopic samples of diseased tissues. 

 

In this way, after their metaphorical and physical fall, these celestial beings acquire a more terrestrial body by being represented in a heavy material such as plaster; being affected by gravity in a violent fall; and getting a new skin layer on which these immortal beings meet these ‘mortal dyes and stains’.

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