“FLORES ROTAS”/// Exhibition Project for WECOLLECT GALLERY/ JUN - DEC 2023 ︎︎︎
Have you ever bought fresh flowers and placed them in a vase, caring for them diligently? Have you tried to nurture and keep them radiant, only to watch them wither despite your efforts? So have I. But in the end, no matter how much we protect them, time wears away their splendor. The same goes for human relationships. No matter how hard we try to care for them, the passage of time withers them. In "Broken Flowers," you will find a tribute to the human portrait and figurative painting, an invitation to contemplate the beauty of the classic through a contemporary gaze. Through these portraits, I seek to capture the essence of these peculiar and transient connections. The expression of the masculine gaze intertwines with the delicacy and ephemeral beauty of the flowers. Each brushstroke is an attempt to capture human complexity and vulnerability. Why do men give flowers and use them as a symbol of reconciliation but never buy them for themselves? Perhaps it's because they recognize that, like flowers, relationships are fragile, just like themselves, and require constant attention. Flowers become our way of saying "I'm sorry" and reminding the other that we are willing to start anew. In each withered petal lies the hope of a fresh beginning.
Painting in my studio in Valencia between 2021-2023.