The priority in this series is color and texture, leaving the drawing in the background. The paintings represent landscapes, some more recognizable than others, which are hidden in practically abstract works. The technique is fundamentally mixed, using ink, acrylic, oil, gold leaf, texture gels and markers.
The Urban skechers movement and the city of San Sebastian inspire this series. It is a dynamic style in which architecture, pedestrians, bicycles, bridges and gardens play a leading role.
Some small format works on paper use the usual techniques of this style: watercolor drawings, pen and pencil. But there are also medium and large format works on different supports where he experiments with different techniques, always maintaining the style of the street sketch.
Each work title makes reference to the electric guitar model represented.
In this new series, works keep cubist inspiration and mixed technique. Previously, old illustrations’ cuts were only used and, this time, fragments of current magazines and newspapers which address issues such as social inequalities are also included.
The intention is to provide a critical look at the “inconsistency” of today’s world, through, for example, the differences between being born in ‘good’ or ‘bad’ side of the world. This leads to many people being deprived of resources at all levels, especially educational, while others are focused on trivial issues such as excessive preoccupation about appearance.
In this series works inspired in cubism are found. Multiple perspective and collage technique are used with clippings from a magazine dated on 1927 that was aimed to the women at the time. In this clippings issues as up-to-date as the objects in the still lives are reflected.
The social exigencies to women respect to maternity, beauty, etc, in the past remain nowadays in the substrate of our society.
This series was created after STILL LIFE CUBIST SERIES in an attempt to find more complex thematics.
Applying the multiple perspective in cityscape was inconsistent and therefore I looked for an alternative way of doing it. The solution consisted on overlapping planes, saturating or smudging areas, or even capturing different times of the day in one painting.