About Light Boxes

These works correspond to a series of LED-retro illuminated boxes, with variable formats (30x30 and 60x60 cm), which through the use of optical films manage to generate the perception of dynamic movement of the images that make them up. The voluntary movement of the observer is thus translated into the movement of the images. But this movement of the observer is determined by the perceptual need to "fix" and focus the contents of the images and texts, which slip away and tend to blur permanently due to the optic effect. It is a bidirectional game between dynamism and fixity, between the transitory and the permanent. The images have been intentionally chosen in order to reinforce the same dichotomy, but from a poetic-symbolic perspective. They speak of human memories, of remembrance, which is something that is also incessantly debated between permanence and oblivion (“blurring”).

If the centred pictorial perspective constitutes a form of unidirectional projection of the gaze towards a vanishing point, it is possible to affirm that these works generate an inverse phenomenon: an "inverted perspective". The vanishing point is found in the observer himself. In his gaze converge the multiple changing forms generated by optical deformation, in the manner of a field of visual vectors. The permanent search for the clarity of the contour is the search for a dominant vector within the field, a vector in which visuality and legibility coincide. But this appears only as a fragment within a continuity, which manages to be retained in an instant, and then diluted again in the flow of its dynamic transformation. In short, it is a game between perception and cognition. We stop at the point at which mere sensory perception is transformed into intellectual comprehension: the stain becomes text, the game of chiaroscuro becomes a face. And this moment detonates a state of plenitude, because all comprehensibility is a form of dominion, a way of transmuting chaos into order. However, chaos is "attractive", possesses eros, and immediately calls us to abandon the stability of the comprehensible, to enter the vertigo of dissolution.