GlogauAIR resident from 01 October 2017 to 31 December 2017
Fuentesal & Arenillas making a research project based on their dual experience as creators of antagonistic ways and the movement study. From expanded sketches and through deterritorialization, they have worked with drawing materials which have been deprived of their original function and given a new concept, keeping matter parallelisms but displacing all their components to a new territory. Their works describes the periodic movement of their artistic work, experimental cycle and constant quest. They narrate the reality acquired through their life, journeys, work, time and training processes as a reﬂection of their present time. They are interested in the idea of adaptation, deterritorialization and holism. Speaking of deterritorialization necessarily redirects them to the work of two philosophers, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, who use this concept in their philosophy and for whom it has a particularly positive meaning: openness towards the new, the escape line as a moment of departure from an old territoriality, and the construction of a new territory.
Our artistic work travels through an experimental and constant search cycle: we extract parts of reality to appropriate it intellectually, transforming the idea to pieze of this material world. The way of appropriation of reality contains elements intellectuals and strictly material practices; Art intervenes as a personal code, whose aim is to express the particular vision from the world and expand the habitual perception. A while ago we investigated the term of deterritorialization as part of our daily life, the uprooting of the territory and the willingness to travel as plastic artists to reach a material practice through the laboratory or study.
For GlogauAir we present a laboratory project where our interests is the “tras escena/behind scenes”, what is behind, the way, the processes: how to reach a destination, not the destination itself. A study of drawing translation, of drawing expanded and of its deterritorialization, working with materials properly destined to drawing, to which we deprive of its function original and we give them a new concept, keeping the parallelism of the matter but moving all its components to a new territory. We choose a drawing method: crayon, to transfer it and deterritorialize it from its origin place. So, reterritorialize it through the laboratory and study to another format, giving it a new function and territory, working its plasticity by its foundry and new solidiﬁcation, giving also it a actual concept and appearance, as already mentioned before. We will work with the environment research and the historical environment search to ﬁnd the new patterns by which we will work the drawing deterritorialization, methodology for which we will use the techniques and practices of previous works as the Carpets series, to achieve continuity with our work. Once the motifs to work have been selected and chose the materials from which the territories from which we will be appropriated, we will work with drawing on paper by crayon or by the foundry and solidiﬁcation of this same material with the intention of research the deterritorialization of the drawing traditional method and transfer it to a new land, being faithful to the theoretical and conceptual of our work. In this way, our work focuses on the space appropriation and the creation of artistic residues that use as archives of the habited space.
Julia Fuentesal Rosa (Huelva, SP 1986)
Pablo M.Arenillas (Cadiz, SP 1989)
Currently they live and develop their work between Spain and the United Kingdom. Both studied Fine Arts by the University of Seville in 2014.
We are looking for… was their ﬁrst solo exhibition developed for INICIARTE scholarship 2015, curated by Juan de Nieves. In January 2017 they participated with Why animals travel in BOILER ROOM project of Luis Adelantado gallery, Valencia.
November 2016 they have been selected for the exhibition ¿Que sienten, que piensan, los artistas andaluces de ahora? at Center of Andalusian Contemporary Art (CAAC) for its 25th anniversary. They exhibited at Crossroads the London Art Show 2016, collaborating with the Joan Gaspar gallery. They have participated in collective exhibitions as Un lugar en el mundo, La Caixa Foundation, Sevilla 2016. International CALL, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia 2015. Hombre Vs Naturaleza in Arts Operandi for AB9, Murcia 2015. FINDE, Center of Contemporary Creation ECCO, Cadiz 2014. Public Art Fair Fondamenta 3.0 La Sensa, Venice, Italy 2014. Studio 120m, Museo Wurth, La Rioja 2014. Without contradictions is no progression, Sala El Butron, Sevilla 2014. Marca Spain, Europe Creative Center (ECC) Berlin 2013.
They have got some prizes and their work has been selected in diﬀerent contests, among which stand out XXXVII National Contest of Contemporary Art Ciudad de Utrera, Seville 2016. XVII Edition International OPEN CALL Luis Adelantado, Valencia 2015. INICIARTE, production and exhibition, Sala Santa Ines Sevilla 2015. XVI Edition of Young Prize, General Foundation Complutense University of Madrid, CaC, Madrid 2015. XX Prize National Contest of Plastic Arts University of Seville 2014. Award of Contemporary Photography, Project Atalaya, UNIA, Andalusia 2014.
Their work has been included in collections such as those of DKV Foundation, University of Madrid, Newcastle Foundation of Murcia, SCAN Londres, the Valdearte Foundation of Huelva and University of Sevilla.
Open Studios // December 2017
Holismos (Carpets, Wood Floor) Installation 2016 by Fuentesal & Arenillas
Dedos Sculpture 30 x 20 x 3 cm 2016 by Fuentesal & Arenillas
Carpet (process) Drawing 150 x 300 cm 2016 by Fuentesal & Arenillas
Carpet 4, Carpet 1 Drawing Carpet 4: 150 x 280cm. Carpet 1: 122 x 150cm 2017 by Fuentesal & Arenillas
Carpet 3 Drawing 122 x 150 cm 2017 by Fuentesal & Arenillas
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