Have you noticed how broken ceramics can be beautiful? It has been a source of inspiration for artists through centuries. Here in Catalonia we have the trencadís, one of the art form mastered by Antoni Gaudí.
For once I will not be showing off the beauties of Barcelona, but I will talk about Montgat, one of the suburbs of the capital of Catalonia. Yesterday I visited there an abandoned ceramic factory, and this is what I came across.
In Barcelona, everything is inspiring: its Mediterranean sea front, its Modernist architecture, its parks and gardens, its medieval streets, and the remains of its Roman walls. Spots of colors flicker here and there, and still haunt us after we have closed our eyes.
Every time I go back to a given neighborhood, I find small or big changes. However, the urban landscape evolves at a slower pace than human telltale signs of life. Reality drifts by at a steady pace. Even the smallest details of our daily lives are always different, and never repeat themselves in the exact […]
This series is quite abstract, and it is one of my favorites because the random shapes and patterns mean different things to different people. What do you see here, an animal, a person, a drapery? Something else entirely? Leave me a comment to tell me what you see!