At the end of last year I was invited to participate in a special issue of Heavy Metal Artwork magazine: Nihilism. “Self-censorship”, “Nut´s skin” and “$ 9.99” were the 3 works selected to be included in the publication along with an interview. I thank Alex Milazzo and his great team in London for doing a high quality work in the magazine, in the books they publish and in supporting the bands and artists from all over the world.
“In many of my works, I represent the domesticated man, reduced to nothing, tired, exhausted, weak and decadent; It is a critique of a society that looks for answers where there are none, a complaint to the lack of intelligence of the human being and their conformism, sign of weakness, a critique of the man who prefers leaving to the institutions the choice of how he should be and what must he do with his life, the one whose maxim is “do nothing”. I am critical of that weak man, lacking in intelligence and cowardly.”
“I argue that art is like an offensive and defensive tool against the enemy (as Picasso said). Who is my enemy? it is the church, it is god, it is the state, it is all religions, it is the ignorant, the submissive, the dead in life.”
“Today the changes are faster than ever, we have had this time, and we must have the capacity to make the most of it and also to transform it. I do not know what’s next, it’s up to us, what would be wrong is to go back to obscurantism, that fear domine us and that we dig up God…that the horror of the totalitarian returns. Nothing should be on an altar, neither money nor pleasure, I see a much greater risk to our current society in consumption and selfishness. The cultural industry and leisure are a great space for these threats, and the “product” to consume depends on marketing and profits, leaving out now many artists who are not profitable.Sometimes people ask me how to know if an artist is good or not, the most dangerous answer is the one that depends on knowing if it is profitable or not.”
“For me there is nothing sacred, therefore there is no desecration, much less in art. The artist must have no restrictions, even if moral, in the creation of his work.”
“The artists that use the grotesque represent a third position in front of reality, we express a deranged world, we know that a harmonious world is impossible, therefore, it may be the most honest way to communicate the world and man.”