Peripheral ARTeries meets
Victor Cano Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain I would like to introduce myself as a multidisciplinary artist who specializes in various fields. I specifically use artistic methods in which I feel most connected to, allowing me to express my feelings through painting, photography, experimental film making, installations, electronics and more. I try not to focus on the how, rather the what, accessing my intuition and allowing the ideas to flow through the natural instinct of the curiosity. I love experimenting and discovering. In this moment of my career I am very interested in how the internet and the digital world has become a transcendent revolution for communication, increasing relations with others and also the ways in which we are able to create. Related to my constant feeling about who am I and to the social and individual identities, I believe that this new form of digital relationships is creating and developing multilayered individuals. These individuals could get sometimes saturated and develop multiple personality masks, as Pierre Bourdieu has said many years ago. On other side, the digital revolution is also giving us the opportunity to transcend our way of creating. That’s why I am very interested in creating “digital paintings”, where the spectators, through an interactive installation, have the opportunity to experience the process and the way of the artist’s creation. A relative process, of course, that thanks to the distribution of the elements gives also a hint of the relativeness of matters.
An interview by Josh Ryder, curator and Melissa C. Hilborn, curator
participants of their works to inquiry into both into the private sphere and in the social one: we are very pleased to introduce our readers to his stimulating and multifaceted artistic production.
Unconventional and captivating in its multifaceted nature, multidisciplinary artist Victor Cano's work is indeed difficult to pin down: his practice involves painting, photography, experimental film making, installations, electronics and his body of works that we'll be discussing in the following pages, urges the viewers to evolve from a condition of mere spectatorship. One of the most impressive aspects of Cano's practice is the way it accomplishes a successful attempt to trigger the perceptual and cultural parameters of the
Hello Victor and welcome to Peripheral ARTeries: we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your multifaceted background that you are currently nurturing at the Barcelona University. How does formal training influence the way you currently conceive and produce your works? And in particular, how does the relationship between your cultural substratum inform the way you relate yourself in your artistic inquiry? Firstly, I want to thanks to the Peripheral ARTeries