The series "The Kafka Zoo", which proposes a return to the natural origin of the human being, and "The Day of the Dead", a sample dedicated to women, focused on the denunciation of gender violence, are exhibited in the Museum of Nativity scenes of the World of Ojós until March 29
Silvanele offers a guided tour of the exhibition on Sunday, March 8 (at 12 noon), coinciding with Women's Day
The exhibition hall of the Nativity Museum of the World of Ojós hosts two complementary projects by the artist Silvanele.
On the one hand, "Kafka Zoo" is a work inspired by the literary masterpiece "The metamorphosis" by Kafka, where the sculptor has created a series of 14 sculptures that explore the wild, the grotesque, the unreal or fascinating.
These are representations that escape the plane of reality, understood as mutations of biological organisms, the result of environmental catastrophes or as a consequence of climate change, in their struggle for survival.
Created using non-polluting additive techniques, assembling organic components treated and collected directly from nature, the pieces are composed of fragments, mostly vegetables and animals (palm leaves, seeds, wood, roots, vegetable pods, tubers, vertebrae of cetaceans, pepper husks or bones of animal origin).
"The singularity and sculptural balance is achieved through the technique used from a conceptual treatment that approaches surrealism," explains the author.
On the other hand, the room also hosts the "Day of the Dead" series, a project of criticism and social denunciation against violence against women in all its forms.
This work is dedicated to women who, "bravely, throughout the world, have publicly denounced violence and abuse and have raised their voices to share personal experiences, reliving traumatic memories," says the artist.
This series of sculptures gathers on palm pods, carved and treated, originating in Florida, the real testimonies of seven women who, "by way of involuntary tattoos, emerge from their bodies, the ultimate testimony of this violence," he adds.
The material of the pods blends perfectly with the nature of these people, "fragile but resistant."
These representations "focus on highlighting the physical part that suffered the abuse. In allusion to the day of the dead celebrated in Mexico," they will return year after year to remind us of their tireless struggle for justice, tolerance, freedom and hope, as long as our conflicts of inequality remain in our society, "he concludes.
Born in Murcia, Silvanele (1977) is a graduate in Higher Architecture from the University of Aachen (Germany) and in Fine Arts from the University of Murcia.
Extraordinary Prize of End of Degree in Fine Arts (2015), has been trained in artistic themes since 1994 (in areas as diverse as Photography, Recycled Sculpture, Engraving, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Art Pedagogy, Painting and Drawing).
Among his individual exhibitions, "MetanatuRArezas" stands out (Cultural Association La Madriguera / Murcia, 2017) or "El Zoo de Kafka" at the Cultural Center of Ceutí (2018).
In 2018 she was selected in the "53 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture", in Madrid to which her participation in 2019 in "Women Celebrating Creativity" (National Association of Women Artists, NAWA, New York, or the 2nd Award in "Persistence" at D'Art Center of Norfolk, Virginia, USA.