«Duality between the ephemeral and the permanent»
Ferralla is a series of paintings inspired in the relationship between two opposed concepts, the ephemeral and the permanent.
I represent this duality by relating two common materials with opposite natures, reinforced concrete and toilet paper.
With this, I want to show the condition of impermanence of our material world, the notion that everything that arises tends to disappear.
In Spain, the steel structure that contains and shapes the reinforced concrete is known as Ferralla. It’s the grid formed by steel rods, arranged in regular patterns with which almost all the urban infrastructure of our world is built.
The Ferralla supports the buildings that surround us.
The Ferralla represents the skeleton of the human material world.
This strong, structurally durable image, is painted on toilet paper, a single-use material designed to be thrown away.
Graphically, the duality is represented by the permanent nature of concrete and the ephemeral condition of toilet paper.
Using toilet paper as a canvas allows me to represent the contradiction of this duality, through the transformation of the disposable into the durable, the ephemeral into the permanent.
I developed my own technique.
I use acrylic paints, toilet paper and glue.
The final result is a artwork with a photographic finish,
laminate and plasticized.
«I relate two common materials with opposite nature, reinforced concrete and toilet paper.»
Duality between the ephemeral and the permanent
Cemento y yeso. Mixta sobre papel. 25 x 31.5 cm
Fraguado. Mixta sobre papel. 24 x 31 cm