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Ukiyo-e means “pictures of the floating world”. These are a traditional japanese way of engraving of the XIX century.

The images in these series are reduced to lines suspended, are disembodied, they lose their flesh, their skin and their shadows. They are organized weaving networks, interacting through a drift due to their own nature, linked images without a clear hierarchy.

These works use images of the Internet, this immaterial world of images in which we live.

This file does not correspond to a linear narrative but a hypertext structure. Each image has its own system of references and work within a network, it can simultaneously open several research fronts associated with contemporary phenomena such as urbanism and spectacular architecture being developed in the city of Dubai, the working environment of offices Google around the world or the Wellfare state. Internet is affecting our perception of images, the image we have of ourselves and our memories.

Much of the Ukiyo-e's works are made of computer vector drawings, these only exist in a virtual plane, they are numerical. However, despite being made with computer images they follow the rules of drawing, such as synthesis, composition, line, light or shadow. Starting from a photographic image and then re-draw and synthesized a mechanism occurs assimilation of the image. It is an observation process. The metaphorical dimension of art is intimately linked to technology. The first trains and steamboats gave way to misty painting of Turner and from there all the forms of abstraction related to technological development and industrial machinery, energy flow ... In today's capitalism is the metaphor of Web 2.0, immaterial, the participatory, accessible, networks, new forms of socialization …

The drawing has managed separate itself from being only a sketch for the painting or sculpture, and has achieved the status of art form in itself. But as we remember us or constantly evokes the sketches become a more open work, more processual and a much wider field than the painting, which closes on itself. The drawing retains the thought in the process.

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