Acrylic on canvas, 65x80 cm.
Merelo Guervós collection.
Ideological explanation: I use the tiling as a metaphor of our condition, where there is no space left between individuals, and stating that everything lies inside a social context. The colouring and shaping by local rules is a metaphor of how we affect each other: we are what we are depending on the people around us, who also are what they are depending on us. The percise shape and colouring of each tile is distinct, illustrating our imperfection and uniqueness. Still, all tiles are similar, finding a balance in the paradox of "all humans are equal, but all humans are distinct". This paradox is not contradictory, because we are equal in a human rights context, but distinct in many other contexts. The painting tries to capture both aspects of this duality.
I was inspired by Moorish patterns after visiting the Alhambra.
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