past 5 projects

Project Parenthesis 

Title: ’I always thought that every one is the same’
Concept: The immigrant
Medium: Public Art  installation -light sign 2002-2003
Place: L.G.Smith Blvd # 30, Oranjestad, Aruba
Photographer: Paul van Driel
Architect: Antonio Muyale

 


Concept : The immigrant

If each human being is an individual with a complete network of senses of his own and a special combination of abilities, then the vision of each human being will be different, and the way in which each individual determines his life will be a unique interpretation. Captured in the complexity of civilization, man often loses sight of his human destination. The artist not only records the physical data of his own being, but has to act as an interpreter, a translator of human experience. Art functions as diagnosis, definition, and standard for human life.This work is a very important statement , because these words I have always heard through my life. These words come from my mothers heart, she had always thought me these words, “everybody is the same” I have always lived these words. Until I have experienced and discovered through life that this is not the truth.I used the language english, as it is the first universal language.

Papamiento/ native language
Si kada ser humano ta un individuo cu un net completamente propio di sentimentonan y kombinashonan special di kapacidad,e ora e vision di kada hende ta diferente y e moda ku kada cual ta fiha su bida y ambiente ta un interpretacion uniko.Sera den e complexidad di e civilisacion, hende hopi biaha ta perde su destino humano foi bista .E artista no solamente ta registra e datonan fisiko di su existencia, pero mester aktua como interprete y traduktor di experencianan humano.Arte ta fungi komo diagnostiko,definishon y norma pa e bida di un ser humano.

 

Title:  ’Yo siempre pense que cada uno es igual’
Concept: Numbers as tools
Medium: Public Art  installation -light sign 2004
Place: 8th Bienal de Cuencar, Banco de Fomento, Ecuador

 

 

 

Concept : Numbers are tools

Humanity’s fascination with numbers is ancient and complex. Our present relationship with numbers reveals both a highly developed tool and a highly developed user, working together to measure, create and predict both ourselves and the world around us. But like every symbiotic couple, the tool we would like to believe is separate from us (and thus objective) is actually an intricate reflection of our thoughts, interest, and capabilities. One intriguing result of this symbiosis is that the numeric system we use to describe patterns, is actually used in a patterns fashion to describe. In learning how to abstract, we learn that all information is potentially expressive in numbers.One consequence of abstraction is that we must ignore the individual characteristics of entities we abstract.
Apart from the existence of the numeric system and numbers, individual numbers have no meaning.Thus, our number system is seen as an objective tool-a tool that does not reflect human preference, emotion, or inconsistency. As such it is a tool used not to express ourselves, but is reserved only to describe the world around us.We do not write poetry with numbers, nor do we express our personal doubts or prejudices through them…except as our humanity is projected onto the emotionless toil of mathematical proof, ledger balances, or pedagogical exercises.Herein I return an analyses to the public in the form of an interactive visualization, whose aim is to provoke awareness of one,s own numeric manifestations.

 

Title: I always thought that every one is the same’
Concept: New religion
Medium:  Public space installation / ‘light sign ‘on building
Place: Studio Beirut- Gemmayzeh-Rue Gouraud, Beyruoth, Lebanon & Teor/ etica, exposicion ‘iconofagia , Costa Rica
Year: Aug –Sept 2007
Photographer: Frederic Lezmi

 


Concept: New religion

Light used with a purpose;
‘psycholinguistics’ a free word order language’
psychological and phonological language in public space.

Where there is light, certainly there is darkness also. What is darkness? Absence of light. When you don’t recognize the light, you see Darkness. What is dark to you is bright to a cat or tiger or a bat. It’s all relative. And when you have one, you have the other also. You cannot only have one side of the coin. But the moment that you know that darkness is part of the whole, it is not darkness anymore. The real darkness lies in your ignorance of what it is. Your not knowing is the darkness. The minute you know, you respect both sides, and it’s no longer darkness. Don’t we respect both day and night? We want both day and night. Night makes the day complete. Pleasure and pain are also two sides of the same coin. If you only want pleasure and hate pain, you become miserable. After one, the other is certain to follow. When it comes and you don’t want it, you fight it. Instead, we must recognize that life is like that. If someone is nice to you and you demand that he or she must always be nice to you, always respect you, then you are seeing only one side. If the other side comes, you deny the person, you hate the person. You should know that the other side will also be there. Love that person for the other side also. Then you are in a different light where there is no darkness at all. That is what you call collective light. That light is not like the light that casts a shadow, that light is a shadow less light. Once you go into that state, you will see the light and darkness, but you respect them both.

 

The Myth and the Reality’ 
Title: I always thought that every one is the same’
Concept: New language
Medium:  Public space installation /neon sign
Place: Nepal, Siddhartha Art gallery
exhibition :September 2009
country of citizenship : Aruba

 

Concept: New language

How many spaces are in between a sentence
How many years does it take to see what you want to listen
How many hours does a day have to carry all the invisible
How many minutes does it take to explode
How many seconds are there in a lifetime

“The title for my installation ‘I always thought that every one is the same’ is self-explanatory: love rarely comes easily and if it does, it usually goes quite quickly. and there is death, and loss, which at some point in our lives we all have to deal with. I’m constantly fighting with the notion of  love . Always searching the gab that love can fill when it ‘s not there. I have to constantly remind myself that  no matter what the circumstances , love is not a feeling but a decision. The goal of my work is to re-live the past and today’s emotions. My Art is the space between my language and the invisible world. It allows me to re=experience fear, to give it a physicality. That the moment has gone by, but the space is filled with visual memoirs. I am saying in my work that what I could not make out in the past , allows me to re-experience the past, to see the past in it’s objective and realistic proportions. That fear is a passive state, and the goal is to be active and in control ,to be alive to deal with here and today. As my brain experiences the duality of subjective and objective, my sense of  beauty swings between the two, space and language. I am torn between the two, and  I have learned to accept them both. Through the years this space has been transforming in shapes and forms.This space has allowed me to see and understand the unable ness to make myself loved. I am still motivated by an attraction to ‘the other’ which is a mysterious beauty, it allowed me to reach the level of my soul and spirit. As per today I can make this statement ; I need Art like I need God.

 


Expositie 5

  

 

 

 

 

Invitation project AIR ART  by the

Aruba Airport Authority (AAA)