THE ‘SALA DE EXPOSICIONES DE LA ANTIGUA ESCUELA DE MAGISTERIO’ OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN HOSTS THE EXHIBITION
Without space to catch your breath, the next stop is the exhibition ‘Colibrí. Stitches’, which can be seen until next November 12 from Monday to Friday, from 10 to 14 hours, and from 17 to 21 hours, in the ‘Sala de Exposiciones de la Antigua Escuela de Magisterio’ of the University of Jaén.
In addition, next Tuesday, October 19, two guided tours will be offered in two shifts, at 18:00 and 19:00. However, in order to attend it is necessary to register in advance at the following link:
This exhibition had its origins in the health crisis caused by Covid-19 and appears in the times of extremely confinement, that we lived in our country from March 2020.
19 artworks based on the Covid crisis and confinement
The exhibition includes 19 works donated by their owners and brought together for the first time. I consider this exhibition to be very organic and necessary nowadays. It is the answer to this confinement that we have all lived together. For the same reason, all the paintings are very intimate, of small format. Paintings that I could do at home, because I couldn´t go to my studio.
I feel thankful of using my artwork as a way of dealing with the melancholy, a catharsis in its purest form. They are different interpretations of what our pandemic was, because not all of us lived it in the same way.
During that time I had to get rid of that feeling of sadness in which I was sinking in a brutal way. If I hadn’t been an artist, I don’t know how I would have dealt with all that, because my work as an artist saved me spiritually from everything that was happening around us.
In the end, the soul feeds on these dualities: life, death, light and darkness. This exhibition has managed to collect most of the works, which were scattered around the world related to Covid-19 and confinement. An exhibition that is necessary.
An exhibition with my inner self
I would like to thank Felipe Serrano Estrella, vice-rector of Culture and Sports Projection of the University of Jaén (UJA), for his words about my work, which he said presents the result of a creative work developed during the pandemic and, especially, during the confinement to which it led us. This is how I explored my inner self with a deep ethical sense, the result of which is “Proyecto colibrí. Stitches“.
In addition, this exhibition links me even more to Jaén, a city where I won the II International Contest ‘Manuel Ángeles Ortiz’ of the University of Jaén, and in recent years I have been a jury member of these same awards. A circle that is now completed in a natural way with this exhibition that fullfil my heart.