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En el taller de Coia Ibàñez Ferrater
How would you define your work?
To me, painting is a tool through which understand and share the things that move me. Mine is a work on symbolic language, in which both abstract emotions and stories with typical settings are to be found. In it, perspective is based on the proportion between elements and in how they interact, as each element of the painting has its own significance and plays a role in the narrative. Relief and texture also play an essential part, as I want the sense of touch to be part of the communication process
Could you tell us about your creative process?
It all starts with an emotion that moves me and to which I am impelled to delve in order to understand it and being able to create a whole poetic universe, all of it aiming at recreating it on a more physical reality with which the audience can interact. My works start gestating the very same moment that such emotion sparks, and then I start preparing the elements that will be part in the pictorial account, as well as the colours, pigments, agglutinating agents and gravels with which I will work on the carvings. On the other hand, I always listen to J. S. Bach as I paint; it lights everything up to me.
How has your work evolved throughout the years?
Well, I have basically accumulated experiences: one usually looks for perfection and at some point realises that it is precisely in imperfection where the interest lies; from that moment on, one can start working from different grounds. At the beginning I was more abstract and gestural: colours, matter and light would take shape and movement as if they were music. Later on, characters and specific and schematic symbols started appearing surrounded by landscapes and small details imaginatively inspired by places I found out in my travels.