IMAGES IN THE INTERREGNUM: My painting announces through its characters a world capable of losing its securities. Pandemics, technological revolutions as well as the destruction of human anthropology and nature illuminate the current dystopia in all possible fields. From a formal point of view and to analyze not only the "what" but also the "how", I have developed a ductus, a pictorial trace, that allows me to analyze the forms of the gaze in order to be able to think about how we build the world . This ductus is heir to Cézanne's perspectivism.
- Juan Casbas
Artist statement: Juan Casbas Puértolas
IMAGES IN THE INTERREGNUM
My painting announces through its characters a world capable of losing its securities. Pandemics, technological revolutions as well as the destruction of human anthropology and nature illuminate the current dystopia in all possible fields.
From a formal point of view and to analyze not only the "what" but also the "how", I have developed a ductus, a pictorial trace, that allows me to analyze the forms of the gaze in order to be able to think about how we build the world. This ductus is heir to Cézanne's perspectivism. It is a pictorial stroke that does not close the forms and the lines but rather that accumulates them and makes them works as pieces that partially produce for a general composition whose purpose is unknown. All of them: spots, colors, contours live in the Deleuzian field of intensities. Rhizomatically they appear and disappear without establishing chiaroscuro protocols.
This accumulation, this collecting of images, this totality of DATA, is so far as its ubiquity does not have a civilizing, humanistic bias, but rather it fragments us and forces us to exist by increasing, expanding the palette of production.
Despite the fact that my characters live in the 21st century, as a society they have not been able to overcome the Nietzschean Deconstruction with a hammer and have made it a postmodernism non-stop, automated, concreted and tyrannical both against anthropology itself and against nature.
C.V. Juan Casbas Puértolas
Jaca, Spain, 1971
1990-96 Bachelor Fine Arts, University San Jordi de Barcelona. Department of Sculpture.
1993 Exchange Partnership Erasmus Program with The Macintosh School of Art, Glasgow, Scottland. Department of Modern Painting.
1994-96 Erasmus Scholarship Universität der Künste Berlin. Photograpic Seminar under the direction of prof. Karel Appel. Experiental cinema Seminar under the direction of prof. Heinz Emigholz.
1997-98 Animations Films course in The Universität für Film und Fernsehen Konrad. Wolf, Potsdam, under the direction of Prof. Peter Blümel
2000 Painting course in the Akademie der Künste Weissensee under the direction of Prof. Katherina Grosse
Exhibitions and Awards
1990-93 Diputación general de Aragón Emerging Artist.
1992 Caja Madrid concurso de pintura mural, barcelona
1993 Glasgow School of art
1993 Casa de Cultura Jaca
1993 Café Ikaro, Jaca
1993 El pasaje Gallery, Jaca
1994 Culture House, Jaca
1994 International Sculpture Symposium Piau- Engaly
1995 Performance Nefertiti, Egyptian Museum, Berlin
1996 Atelier House Apparat. Alte Schönhauser Allee, Berlin-Mitte
1999 Berlin Senate, video creation Doxa,
1999 Collective Exhibition Rapitan, Huesca.
2000-03 Art Forum Ipiés, Huesca
2001 Collective Exhibition in Serrablo Museum, Sabiñanigo: International Sculpture Orensanz Award.
2003 Collective Exhibition Dadelos, Contemporary Art Museum El matadero, Huesca.
2004 UNED, Barbastro, Huesca
2004 Morlanes Palace, Zaragoza
2008 Paisajes Privados, Diputación Provincial de Huesca.
2015 Saint Jacques Chapel, Borce, France.
2019 Art and Philosophy. A pedagogical proyect in the High School Pedro de Luna, Zaragoza.
2020 Collective Exhibition From Identity to Totality, Congress Palace Gallery, Jaca. In colaboration with the philosopher Laura Linares:
2013 Ode to horror as an intimate experience, Contemporary Art Festival Periferias, Huesca.
2012 Heraclitus: Panta rei, Canfranc Station, Huesca.
2013 Nietzsche between presence and quotidianity, Seminar for diffusion of Nietzschean thoughts, Complutense University, Madrid.
2013 From Delphi to the Agora, Banaguás, Huesca.
2013 One sky day, Astún, Huesca.
2013 Paul Cézanne and Friedrich Nietzsche at Col d’Ayous, France.
2014 Hegel, Centro de drogodenpendencia de Jaca.
2015 Goya, a new coven. Cortilandia, calle Preciados, Madrid
2018 The Play rules, La Quinta del sordo Art Space, Madrid.
2019 The Play rules, en Espacio Bóveda del albergue, Zaragoza