"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022)

"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022). 3D printing. Installation for a space of 60 x 40 x 40 cm. Variable dimensions.

"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022). 3D printing. Installation for a space of 60 x 60 x 60 cm. Variable dimensions.

"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022). 3D printing. Installation for a space of 60 x 100 x 100 cm. Variable dimensions.

"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022). 3D printing. Installation for a space of 60 x 40 x 40 cm. Variable dimensions.

"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022). 3D printing. Installation for a space of 60 x 40 x 40 cm. Variable dimensions.

"La persistencia del deseo 2022" (The persistence of desire 2022). 3D printing. Installation for a space of 60 x 40 x 40 cm. Variable dimensions.

The persistence of desire

"beautiful as the fortuitous encounter, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella".

Isidore Lucien Ducasse

Count de Lautréamont's statement is configured as one of the distinctive fundamentals of surrealism, the conjunction of unconnected, dislocated or even contradictory realities.

The works of the series The Persistence of Desire adopt from surrealism a principle of conjugation of apparently capricious images, however, the surrealist automatism in which irrationality and the appeal to the subconscious are essential, is intervened by the conjugation of images that have an intentional symbolic meaning.

The apparently dissimilar encounter of animal representations and architectural elements is an allegory of the social, economic, political, ecological and sexual circumstances of the contemporary world.

The unexpected appearances of animal species in the desolate urban environments in times of pandemic revealed to us an unsuspected force of restoration and insubmission of the animal kingdom that questions human preeminence and poses the fragility of the species in frank opposition to its manifest anthropocentric arrogance.

Through images of animals and architectures placed in a situation of encounter, confrontation and interaction, poetic devices are constructed with a strong visual charge and a disturbing, questioning undertone. 

The works executed by means of 3D printing from freely available files reveal a particular paradigm of contemporary production.

The appropriation of digital material and its resignification to build unsuspected, playful and dreamlike encounters.

The work is the synthesis of many previous aesthetic interests in the development of the work.

In fact, it derives directly from the works "La manera de todas las cosas" (The way of all things) and "Expiación y castigo"(atonement and punishment) , in which animals and architectures are already confronted, creating stories with concrete citations to the contemporary historical evolution.

The persistence of desire. 2022. PLA (Ácido poliáctico). Impresión 3D. Instalación para un espacio de 60 x 40 x 40 cm. Dimensiones variables.

The persistence of desire. 2022. PLA (Ácido poliáctico). Impresión 3D. Instalación para un espacio de 60 x 40 x 40 cm. Dimensiones variables.

The persistence of desire. 2022. PLA (Ácido poliáctico). Impresión 3D. Instalación para un espacio de 70 x 70 x 70 cm. Dimensiones variables.

The persistence of desire. 2022. PLA (Ácido poliáctico). Impresión 3D. Instalación para un espacio de 70 x 50 x 50 cm. Dimensiones variables.

The persistence of desire. 2022. PLA (Ácido poliáctico). Impresión 3D. Instalación para un espacio de 70 x 50 x 50 cm. Dimensiones variables.

The persistence of desire. 2022. PLA (Ácido poliáctico). Impresión 3D. Instalación para un espacio de 70 x 50 x 50 cm. Dimensiones variables.

References

"La manera de todas las cosas" (The way of all things). 2021. Painted aluminum. 33 x 62 x 25 cm

"La manera de todas las cosas" (The way of all things). 2021. Painted aluminum. 33 x 62 x 25 cm

"Expiación y Castigo" (Atonement and punishment). 2022. Painted aluminum. 28,5 x 60 x 60 cm.

Ínsulas 2011. Painted bronze. Installation for a space of 50 x 150 x 150 cm.

"Ínsulas". 2009. Stone carvings and vegetal elements. Installation for a space of 50 x 300 x 200 cm.

"Guardián" (Guardian). 2008. Painted bronze. Installation for a space of 20 x 30 x 30 cm Variable dimensions.

Processes

3D printing process

3D printing process

3D printing process

3D printing process