In 2002, I had already been living in some cities in Europe and worked for more than five years in a series of video-performances, both in my studio on Calle Camí de Alcoy, and during my stay in Paris.
Action reaction: Ars Nova
For me, the public was an impediment to find me free to think, to feel, to interpret different figures and actions, which were sprouting from my unconscious. That does not mean that I had not left my self-absorption to explore other people’s realities, such as that of one of my friends in Paris, to whom I proposed to wear a couture suit made of garbage bags.
I also invited musicians to my inaugurations and encouraged them to compose a piece for the occasion.
"Intimate Ceremonies", that first cycle of performances, it was nothing more than an encounter before the mirror or rather: the camera
I baptized as “intimate ceremonies”, that first cycle of performances, it was nothing more than an encounter before the mirror or rather: the camera. Scenes were captured, which had little to do with trends, so they fed on personal imaginary.
I used cameras, something not so widespread before the smartphone boom. These cameras gave me back my image, but it was much more than that, they gave me a snapshot of my soul.
With all that material, mount some exhibitions at a local level that were moving rather through the area of Alicante or Valencia.
One day, the art critic Ramón Tío Bellido contacted me to send him my work material, because he was working as a curator for a yearbook of artists from the Valencian Community. It was Ars Nova.
In the years after 2002, I continued working on these types of actions, always closely linked to the theme of skin and paint layers.