I engage with the themes of nomadism, frontier and mutability through experimentation with these materials based on the superimposition of diverse textures and surfaces, creating a new lexicon of symbolisms. The figure of the fold is applied as much to textile surfaces (Fuga, Oscillations), as to work in paper or glass (Untitled), is used as a device to study the tension between the body and the material and the idea of constant “becoming” of these elements
The collages are used to counterpoise the inorganic matter and the body, adding the one and only colour in the whole series: a light pink, resemblance of the skin. The figure of a human presence is represented by this colour in contrast to the other blown glass pieces, that are volatile and transparent.
The Untitled blown glass installations can sometimes become invisible on the white space, the glass tubes hang on the space in between the encounter and the chance.
The installation combines a textile -a turban coming from a Tuareg; with a sheet of glass. Counterpoising both materials which possess a historical charge they cannot abandon. Fulfilling the piece with symbols related to the nomads, with a non-porous material which reflects and stops the migratory flow.
Franco de Toledo Art
Special thanks to Ferran Collado and Lorena Muñoz-Alonso