JAVIER AQUILUÉ

Demasiado triste para contarlo - Bas Jan Ader Llorando, 2018. GIF animado y grafito borrado sobre papel, dimensiones variables. Cortesía: La Carbonería – Espacio de arte, Huesca

JAVIER AQUILUÉ

Huesca, Spain, 1978

Presented by LA CARBONERÍA – ESPACIO DE ARTE

In his drawings, Javier Aquilué avoids blurring and staining so that his images resemble a written page, as he conceives each drawing as the story of his own appearance. A story that raises questions about the image as a narration that oscillates between that which is remembered and that which is forgotten, distorted or reinterpreted.
In his series of erasures, Aquilué makes drawings by scanning them in successive stages of the process or using tracing paper to make them disappear once finished. The original paper as residue on which the subtle wear has remained, question the relationship between original and copy, medium and image, action and product, drawing and writing, in works that move between Walter Benjamin’s essay and Beckett’s theatre of the absurd.