BEYOND REASONABLE EVIDENCE
Series of c-prints, each one 70cm x 100cm, framed, 2011 / ongoing
each one printed in a edition of 5 + 2AP
I spent a year visiting several museums located in different European cities, observing modern
art works, on the basis of a paradoxical criteria: the visual relationship between the artistic works and their observers. I came up with a first series reflecting on the concepts of time, origin and belonging. In Beyond reasonable Evidence the observer gets into the picture’s frame and he not only experiences being photographed, but he also becomes the object of the painting. He goes into the work of art, and co-existing with it, he becomes a work of art himself; the painting shares its atemporality with him. In addition to that, the evident likeness, makes one think about a blood-relation. Somehow, this probability generates a future chance inside the past. The picture is related to history as much as every personal fact is related to biography. These portraits, sprang from some casual meetings between the visitors and me, during an average day at the museum. They represent the face as well as the detail provided by a particular contingency: the museum attendant’s badge, an evident flaw. In that way, I make the unforeseen historical and eternal, juxtaposing it to the ideal nature of the historical painting. Through the mechanism of the visual reference and the proving nature of the photographic means, the painting acquire a future force and the present a past one. Making the eternal sway and revealing the eternity of the moment.