Ceramic and pine wood / Modeling and wood carving
Pasa el Tiempo
Time passes, and when you look at what lies before you, you see the shape that 10 years have taken in your life. You realize that what you have lived has body and soul. It has form, volume, and texture. It has its own life and has emerged to become what it is: Sculptures. Everything is imprinted in a material. It has transitioned from ideas to the physical. These are fossils that bear witness to a previous life, an experience that left its mark and has made it to today. Although they may seem distant in time, they are the origin of the present. Sculptures are metaphors that tell stories that have become so important in my life that they have left their material mark. Each one contains a mystery that was frozen in time. A petrified and motionless story. Now we can contemplate it from afar and see what sparked the creative act. We see a symbol that preserves that spark that caused the explosion. It's no longer us who gaze at them from a distance. It's them who look at us. This therapeutic sculpture keeps the past at bay. It records what happened and what I was able to shape. A message in a bottle. With space and material, I have created a world. A reality where I use a language that maintains a balance between what was and what has been. Materials like stone, ceramics, and wood. Each with their own quality, charm, and uniqueness, different from all the others. I use them separately or together, and I pay attention to every detail. Most of them are reclaimed, and I've given them a second chance as sculptural supports. I consider sustainability an inherent part of my work. There's nothing wrong with being able to find in a material what they couldn't find at the time. It's a process in which you gradually see what you're looking for emerge. You transform time into something different. You reflect on a past time and adapt it to the present while analyzing its content. You relive that experience and find a solution not to the past event but to its manifestation. What you have before you are fragments of the past and the present. They respond to the personal and the reflective. I hope you enjoy it all as much as I did while giving it shape.
Born in Gandía, province of Valencia, in 1970.
In 1995, he completed his studies in Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Carlos at the Polytechnic University of València.
He was an Erasmus scholar in 1995 and later received a scholarship to pursue doctoral courses.
In 2003, he obtained the Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) at UPV with the work titled "VOCABULARI DE TALLA EN PEDRA," which was subsequently published by the same university in the "Renaixença i Futur" collection.
In 2006, he earned his Doctorate with the doctoral thesis "GLOSSARI ESCULTÒRIC: termes relacionats amb el treball de la ceràmica, el ferro i la pedra," which was later published by the Documenta Balear publishing house and co-edited by the university (UPV).
He has been a part of the Sculpture Department at UPV since 1999, serving as a Laboratory Senior Technician, and currently combines his work with that of an Associate Professor, teaching the subject of Sculptural Processes: Carving. He is a founding member of the group OUR WASTE, whose aim is to incorporate sustainability into artistic practice as an inherent part of the creative process.
In addition to the aforementioned books, he has published various technical articles in specialized journals on topics such as ceramics in "REVISTA INTERNACIONAL CERÁMICA" and on stone in "ROC & MÁQUINA" and "LITOS." He has also published various teaching articles in the UPV's RIUNET Repository on the practice of stone carving.
In recent years, he has participated in various group exhibitions, including:
2022 - Collective exhibition "IDENTITART," Alfons Roig Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of València.
2022 - Contemporary Collective, ABARTIUM Gallery (Figueroles, P. Barcelona, CATALUNYA).
2020 - III International Virtual Museum Mundoarti Exhibition, "Christmas Special."
2020 - II MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL REGALART 20X20, Palau Comptal, COCENTAINA, ALACANT.
2019 - In support of the SOMRIURES Projectes de Connexió Vital Foundation, Palau Comptal, COCENTAINA, ALACANT.
2018 - ARTBOX PROJECT New York 1.0, Stricoff Gallery, NEW YORK, USA.
2017 - ASCENSIÓN LATORRE - Salone internazionale del Mobile, Saloni Milano Fiera Milano, MILAN, ITALY.
2017 - Art and Mathematics, La Casa de l'Ensenyança de Cullera, VALENCIA.
2017 - Latorre - Maison@Objet - Paris Nord Villepinte, Parc des Expositions, Paris Villepinte, PARIS, FRANCE.
He has also held several solo exhibitions, including:
2019 - "MIRADES VIVES," Casa de la Cultura Exhibition Hall in Puçol, Municipal Foundation for Culture and Sports – PUZOL, VALENCIA.
2018 - "BOSC D'ESSÈNCIES," Exhibition Hall of the Casa de Cultura of RAFELBUÑOL Town Hall, VALENCIA.
2015 - "REVIURE'M," Espai Sebastià Miralles, Caixa Vinaros Foundation. VINARÒS, CASTELLÓN.
When you purchase a piece, and afterwards do not want it, we will work with you to resell the piece on consignment through the gallery. Outright returns at the end of an exhibition, or at any other time, are just not possible, mainly because by then the Artist will have been paid by us for the sale.