SOUL-BEATING.

Some ongoing paintings




'Soul-beating' es mi principal proyecto pictórico y trabajo en él continuamente. Estas obras son parte de un tanteante proceso de búsqueda. Podría decirse que están inacabadas y que, además, no pueden acabarse porque, si las 'desempatamos' demasiado pronto, perdería dominio sobre las posibilidades. 'Soul-beating' es el título de un artículo sobre Philip Guston escrito por David Reed. “It was a phrase that Resnick used to describe the method and difficulties of an artist changing his or her work. He said that some artists could “beat their own souls,” but some could not, and needed someone else to do the beating for them, a friend or an enemy.” ‘Beat their own souls’: beat como latir, pero también como golpear, sacudir, derrotar, superarse; y soul entendido, tal y como explica Reed, como todas las tradiciones y creencias del pasado que afectan y conforman nuestro pensamiento –también Lyotard ha escrito: “el espíritu no es más que una objetividad”, es decir, una ilusión de objetividad-. Así, la examinación crítica de las influencias e inquietudes que toman parte en el trabajo pictórico, de los cimientos sobre los que se funda, sería el camino a seguir para, por decirlo así, reencarnarnos en nosotros mismos y nuestro mundo. Pronto podrán encontrarse en el apartado /BLOG los escritos y reflexiones que acompañan estas pinturas.
'Soul-beating' is my main pictorial project and i'm constantly working at it. These works are part of a tentative searching process. It could be said that they're unfinished and can not be finished since, if we 'break the deadlock' too soon, our command of the possibilities would be lost. 'Soul-beating' is the title of an David Reed's article about Philip Guston. “It was a phrase that Resnick used to describe the method and difficulties of an artist changing his or her work. He said that some artists could “beat their own souls,” but some could not, and needed someone else to do the beating for them, a friend or an enemy.” Considering 'soul', as Reed explains it, like all traditions and beliefs which affect and shape our thinking –Lyotard wrote too: "the spirit is nothing else than an objectivity", that is, an illusion of objectivity. So, the critical examination of influences and interests which take part of pictorical work, the examination of their foundations, would be, so to speak, the course to follow to be reincarnated as ourselves and in our world. Soon, the writings and reflexions that enclose these paintings will be found at the /BLOG section.