New Prophets

New Prophets started with my fascination with the Commentary of the Apocalypse, a Spanish illuminated manuscript from the 8th century. Today, more than a thousand years later, this book acquires a completely different meaning as we face new apocalyptical threats, environmental destruction and climate injustice. In my works I’ve chosen to repurpose specific stories, creatures and symbols that historically have been used to depict evil or negative forces, mostly in Christian scriptures. Through these new bejeweled micro-universes I want to materialise new interpretations for these images, making their spiritual legacies relevant within contemporary culture. By questioning these obsolete belief systems, their motifs and prejudiced meanings I hope to trigger new forms of magical thinking, activating their spirituality through form, colour and space, reflecting on an extensive circulation of ideas, works and people. Perhaps we can see these images no longer as threatening and repressive but as part of an exciting new narrative: a vision that embraces multispecies ecologies and challenges dualistic relationships between human and non-human entities.

 

PURPOSE POTENTIAL.
From the series New Prophets, 2023.
Basketball, plaster, gesso, glass beads.
⌀ 25cm.

 


SACRED AGAIN.
From the series New Prophets, 2023.
Basketball, plaster, gesso, glass beads.
⌀ 25cm.

EVERYTHING SPIRITS.
From the series New Prophets, 2023.
Basketball, plaster, gesso, glass beads.
⌀ 25cm.