The antisocial networks
Although art has adapted to the capitalism system, drawing first emerged as a primitive system of language; a pre-linguistic way of expressing oneself with others. Drawing is still my primary language. in which I feel more comfortable and less frustrated to interact in society and not feel completely alienated.
Since the creation of art, have evolved and sophisticated to adapt to each era. In some cases even ahead of their time and were recognized much later. Today, it is difficult to explain something thousands of artists have done before and surely better than you. In that sense, social media serve as a filter to address classical issues from a less explored point of view, begin relatively new and, in some way, an extension of real life and everything we do it. As an artist, this provides you with new instruments to exploit ideas about the behavior of the contemporary human being.
I consider myself neither a defender nor a detractor of social networks. Regardless if they are a social tool for good or an aberration, the responsibility lies in how we use them. In this way, I use contemporary iconography, celebrities or characters from pop culture that both in and out of context, serve to represent an idea.
With pornography, since it has been set aside a possible means of expression and those who use it as a form of art are often degraded. For me, this is an advantage, because it makes pornography (although ironic) the most virgin genre to express certain ideas or artistic concepts.
While in some of my works the criticism is direct, I prefer when the drawings to be more ambiguous and allow for different interpretations; that it is the eye of the one who looks that decides the criticism according to their likes, their fears and in many cases, their prejudices.
It does not bother me that there are people who misinterpret my work, it is not negative to offend an individual's vision or morals. I think we forget that art does not necessarily have to be something nice, even more so in this age of "followers" and "likes. Art can be ugly, unpleasant, uncomfortable… In short, it has to express something and that will not necessarily be acceptable or accepted.
It has been more difficult for me to find the words for this prologue than to find the ideas for the more than 2300 drawings contained in this book. From this point forward, I will speak with my voice, which is my drawing style, and my language, which is the art. I hope we understand each other.