Follow the light 99 Vs. is an autobiography. In which I tell my story using my previous self portraits. It has been divided in three chapters, childhood, love and violence. Different stages in my life.
My collages are provocative, they include many villains which have succeeded in escaping from the pressure of the state and the masses to become “acceptingly normal”. Text quotes reinforce the images to reveal loneliness, an oppressed aggressiveness and the conflicts within me.
For this project I decided to work with two artists, LEDIUK and Eva Benimeli, both I admire in their respective fields, collage and video art.
Lediuk or Jaime Calatayud (Madrid 1980) is a video editor, photographer, graphic designer and illustrator. And a good person in general. Its main background is the audiovisual, filmmaker and professional documentaries for medical publicity, as well as advertising for tudespensa.com.
As a muralist you can see his collaborative murals in several random areas of Madrid such as Las Cerchas restaurant, Nueva Taberna, offices Mendez alvaro 9, Bolera in H20 Rivas Vaciamadrid or the exterior of the CC El Bulevar in the moraleja, or its designs for Madrid companies like Avitat, Las Malas Lenguas or the winery Cuenca Calzadilla.
On his more personal artistic work are his collages where he plays to recompose reality through repetition, reinterpreting fragments, decomposed and doubtful, of the insistent everyday images to which we are exposed (unconsciously), using advertising, magazines, flyers, Leaflets and everything that falls into their clutches. Its pieces convey a static and primitive movement through repetition.
The insistence and reiteration as a primitive and static movement; Suggestive and very personal.