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SUSANA MAGAĂ‘A DEL CASTILLO/

WORKS

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WELCOME HOME/ project in progress video 5min./2011


WELCOME HOME/ project in progress video 5min./2011 “The incident is quite surprising, those who have been affected, found that their home doors and windows have just vanished without a trace. The affected have not been able in any case, to get back into their houses after the estrange incident, despite most of them have tried to force the entrance. For the time beginning the causes are still unknown, as well as the number of people that may have lost their homes. It is alarming the lack of a reliable list of missing people, that could be locked inside the affected buildings.

“Welcome home” has been created to intend to clarify as far as possible, this unprecedented event.” Welcome home consist in a short video, built by interviews made to the witness or people affected by this unsual happening. All the characters have the freedom to give their opinions in improvised interviews, the only information “actors” have are the images of the event. In that way the video explores the creation of reality from imaginary images. cargocollective.com/bienvenidoacasa


WELCOME HOME/ SUTURATIONS card and wire models, digital images 2010


WELCOME HOME/ SUTURATIONS card and wire models, digital images 2010 “Welcome home” is a direct consequence of a previous project named “Suturacions”. “Suturations” was a project from model sculptures to interventions in real places. It was a direct attack to the spaces we consider most secure in our lives, our homes. We could only see what was happening outside the affected buildings but at the same time we were conscious about its implications in everyday life of people living inside.


COLOR INTERACTION/ primary and secondary series acrylic on paper/50x70


COLOR INTERACTION/ primary and secondary series acrylic on paper/50x70 2009 Maximum contrast of primary and secondary colors. Set in different layers that fight, hide or emphasize each other. “Energy, Life, Fight, Dead, The moment, The Chaos, And Order Again� The painting on its own, no representation but the presence of color itself.


COLOR INTERACTION/ acrylic on paper/ 50x70 2009


COLOR INTERACTION/ acrylic on paper/ 50x70 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ collage, painting and video 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ collage on card 2009 I had started working intuitively with the superposition of faces and places found in fashion magazines. Usually fashion photographs show us faces with no trace of human identity, androgynous, mannequin like. They also recreate dreamy unreal places. This is a project about identity and memory construction, a research about how our identity is related in a certain and important way to the places we are or we have been in, on how our identity is created by the superpotion of images that remain in our memory.

All this images, that come from places we pass through the day, publicity, films, mass media, means of transport, the internet, mix up fast in our minds, creating new realites that determine our own vision of the world, our personal mental maps, how and who we are. After the collages and video I also worked on a series of paintings inspired by the same idea, layers of images that create new mental realities.


NOWHERE SERIES/ collage on card 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ collage on card 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ video 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ HABLO DE MI PORQUE NO VEO OTRA POSIBILIDAD DE ALCANZAR MI META (I talk about myself because I can not see other way to reach my aim) video/ 2009 After the collage series I decided to work with my own images and places, to recreate a video self-portrait. I asked a musician to make an improvisation for the video, I explained him the project but he couldn’t watch the video until the music had been already recorded. The music layed over the video as any image layer else.


NOWHERE SERIES/ CHAOS IS AN ORDER TO BE DETERMINED acrylic on canvas/ 116x89 cm 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ acrylic on canvas/ 81x116cm 2009

“Look, all this about the elastic things is very strange, I can feel it everywhere. All is elastic boy. Things that seem tough have an elasticity...” “a delayed elasticity”

(Julio Cortázar, The persecutor)


NOWHERE SERIES/ REMEMBER acrylic on canvas/ 116x89 cm 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ N-232/ _LO-20 acrylic on canvas/ 73x50 cm 2009

“I like to remember things my way (...) the way I remember them it isn’t exactly how they happened”

(David Lynch, Lost Highway)


NOWHERE SERIES/ BADLANDS mix media on canvas/ 130x97 cm 2009


NOWHERE SERIES/ BADLANDS mix media on canvas/ 130x97 cm 2009 “Ah, the day I could get away, get up the train, look trough the window how everything was moving backwards, was blowing to pieces, I don’t know if you’ve seen how the scenery breaks when you look at it moving away...”

(Julio Cortázar, The persecutor)


ISOBARS/

lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation sketches/acrylic on paper/ 35x97 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation sketches/ acrylic on paper/35x97 cm 2010 The Isobars project is direct consequence of the Nowhere series and the color interaction, although the use of color has been restricted. Again I am talking about time, about hiden layers that still remain in our unconscious.


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation oil on canvas/ 130x130 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation sketches/ acrylic on paper/35x50 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation oil on canvas/ 130x130 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation oil on canvas/ 130x130 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation oil on canvas/ 130x130 cm/ 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation oil on canvas/ 130x130 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation oil on canvas/ 195x130 cm 2010


ISOBARS/ lines of similar or constant pressure on a graphic representation sketches/ digital sketches 2010


SKIN SERIES/ SELF PORTRAIT digital photograph 2009


SKIN SERIES/ SELF PORTRAIT digital photograph 2009 The Skin series is a work that explores the intimate geography of the body. Starts from the detail observation of my own body folds. Extracted with my camera they can be reconstructed again, outside my body. I made a skin-like dress where I transfered this intimate folds, once I saw them from outside I realised they were talking about my own life, my vital experiences, wrinkels, folds, the mark of my past experiences. I decided to sew paths linking folds and wrinkels, creating a new landscape that in a certain way referes to myself. This lanscape could be represented as a map, and so did I. Once my map was done I could build new topographies between real or invented lands, ethereal places lacking of any material existence.


SKIN SERIES/ SELF PORTRAIT transfer on clothes/ 170X50 cm 2009


SKIN SERIES/ SELF PORTRAIT 2009


SKIN SERIES/ JOURNEY TO THE WHITE digital print/ 120x80 cm 2009


SKIN SERIES/ JOURNEY TO THE WHITE digital print/ 120x80 cm 2009


SKIN SERIES/ WHITELANDS ink pen on paper/ 20x20 cm 2009


SKIN SERIES/ WHITELANDS card and paper/ 20x20 cm 2010 “And “white” appears. Absolute white. White beyond all whiteness. White of the coming of white. White without compromise, through exclusion, through total eradication of nonwhite. Insane, enraged white, screaming with whiteness. Fanatical, furious, riddling the victim. Horrible electric white, implacable, murderous. White in bursts of white. God of “white”. No, not a god, a howler monkey. (Let’s hope my cells don’t blow apart.) End of white. I have the feeling that for a long time to come white is going to have something excessive for me.”

(Henri Michaux, With Mescaline)


SKIN SERIES/ WHITELANDS card and paper/ 30x30 cm 2010


SKIN SERIES/ WHITELANDS card and paper/ 30x30 cm 2010


SKIN SERIES/ WHITELANDS translucent paper and thread/ 100x100 cm 2009


SKIN SERIES/ WHITELANDS translucent paper and thread/ 100x100 cm 2009


SKIN SERIES/ FOLDS VERSUS POPCORN stone/ 50x50 cm 2010


SKIN SERIES/ FOLDS VERSUS POPCORN stone/ 50x50 cm 2010 “The ideal body: without flesh of any kind, old or young, beautiful or battered, scented or smelly; without movement, external or internal; without appetites. (...) Not a place of fluids, organs, muscles, tendos and bones all in a constant, precarious and living tension wich each other, but a vacant, hollow, white chamber, scraped clean, cleared from any evidence of the grotesque embarrassments of an actual life. No smells, no noises, no colour; no changing from one state to another and the uncertainty that comes with it; no exchanges with the outside world and the doubt and the dirt that goes with that; no eating, no drinking, no pissing, no shitting, no sucking, no fucking, no nothing.�

(David Batchelor, Chromophobia)


SKIN SERIES/ FOLDS VERSUS POPCORN stone/ 50x50 cm 2010


SKIN SERIES/ FOLDS VERSUS POPCORN stone/ 50x50 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/

I AM TALKING ABOUT ME acrylic on canvas/ 195x130 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/ I AM TALKING ABOUT ME acrylic on canvas/ 195x130 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/ BECAUSE I CAN’T SEE acrylic on canvas/ 195x130 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/ BECAUSE I CAN’T SEE acrylic on canvas/ 195x130 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/ N-111 acrylic on canvas/ 195x130 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/ N-111 acrylic on canvas/ 81x116 cm 2010


PORTRAITS/ INTIMATE graphite on paper 2010


PORTRAITS/ INTIMATE graphite on paper 2010


MICRO-SCULPTURES/ FIGHTS clay/ 10x10cm 2010


MICRO-SCULPTURES/ FIGHTS wire/ 10x10cm 2010


MICRO-SCULPTURES/ FIGHTS card/ 10x10cm 2010


MICRO-SCULPTURES/ FIGHTS felt/ 10x10cm 2010


A PENTOMINO is a polyomino composed of five (Ancient Greek = pĂŠnte) congruent squares, connected along their edges (which sometimes is said to be an orthogonal connection). I see my works as little pieces of a PENTOMINO, they can be seen as independent works as well as a group of pieces that can configure different figures, shapes or maps. As an alive beeing, still growing, changing at any moment. As life itself.


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Some of my art work, from painting to drawing, sculpture or video.

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