SKULL| 24 | 10 | 2021
“Skull” is an ongoing series of paintings based on a real skull. I have been told that it dates from the 19th century and was found in Bolivia. It is a Juvenile, between 8 and 10 years old, probably female. She was also the victim of a blunt force trauma above the left eye socket causing a linear fracture along the parietal bone and most likely the cause of her death.
Skulls have been a very recurred symbol for artist and thinkers through out our history. The concept of the show is closely related to the series “Rouen Cathedral” of Monet. Where he did over 30 paintings of the same view of this cathedral in different moments of the year. Arguing that everything is in constant change. Other thinkers like Heraclitus had a similar approach saying “there is nothing permanent except change” or “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man”. On this series I have a similar approach but also with the intention of showing a rational or emotional change in each one of the skulls. I’m interested in the distance between the subject it self and my interpretation of it, from a formal approach and also a historical one.
This is a tribute to this girl and a study towards existentialism with the purpose of creating empathy.