Sunday, 27 July 2014

Summer. Tourists.

Every time summer comes with its high temperatures, I ask myself why so many people choose to come here at the same time, when you basically cannot do anything else than tanning on the beach, sleeping in the shade, and going out at night. But in July and August, tourists are part of the scenery and it would be dramatic if all those people decided not to come.
On the other hand, we may not forget that this large number of people is the sum of many individual human beings, everyone of them having his or her own story, own needs and passions that are perhaps not so different than mine (most of the time, when I get into a conversation with one of them, we enjoy meeting each other). And, this year especially, I am so glad to see tourists from different countries coming and cohabiting with each other and with us. Sometimes, yes, despite of the concrete, dirty streets and noise, I wish the whole world could become a big Costa del Sol - a place where many communities and visitors are peacefully living together. 






Friday, 18 July 2014

Doors

DoorsThe physical separation between the other and me, between the inside world and the viewer
Open, they give the spectator a narrow view of the secret world of the occupants. Closed, they speak their own language as art work.




Chefchaouen (Morocco)



Chefchaouen (Morocco)



Chefchaouen (Morocco)




Tarifa (Spain)



Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)



Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)



Jerez (Spain)



Jerez (Spain)



Jerez (Spain)



Jerez (Spain)


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Dandelions

Dandelions have always been fascinating me. The name already - lion's tooth - and, the balls that remain when the flowers fall off, with their many fluffy white threads waiting to be dispersed by the wind...
A meadow full of dandelions - harmony and endless freedom. 




Dandelions - at Ítaca until the end of August.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Midsummer


Midsummer, "San Juan" (St John's Day) as they call it here in Spain, or rather St John's Eve, means parties on the beach, bonfires all over the place, special food, interesting rituals. 





This is one of the paintings that now hangs at Ítaca in Torremolinos until the end of August. Once again, I would like to thank Inma for giving me the possibility of having a show there and everybody who came to support me - or passed by and stayed.
I promised to post some pictures of the evening here. Here two of them that I took myself before the event began:





More pictures were made by others during my speech. I will post them as well when I get them.