" ...a candle is like art because it illuminates. If I approach it, it illuminates me. If I look at it, it illuminates me. If I touch the flame, it burns me. If I look at it from close to, it only burns for me, like a secret. If I look at it with a friend it illuminates us both, like a mystery that we share. A candle is like art because it melts. It melts and loses itself as if in a dream, without any reason, like all the good things we would prefer to last.... "
Born in Barcelona 7th april 1957 He's working in Lausanne (Switzerland) since 1986 Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, engraving and drawing (1993) Université de Lausanne, degree in History of Art (1994) , today He created, with the help of Barcelona´s people, a sea made of candles, that neither the rain, nor the wind could make them stop. A lightened sea, emerging from the stones of one of the most important places of Barcelona as we walked by, damped us, and today, just for today, art started to commit its means: uniting creative minds around the world, waking up our expectations, desires, and mind.
Thank you, Barcelona, your sea, lightened our minds today.
About the Project:
A SOCIAL SCULPTURE
Those of us who live in an urban space on a daily basis often have to put up with it more than we enjoy it. There are plenty of reasons for this: work, stress, audio-visual saturation, haste .. The Encenguem la mar ! action wishes to give us the chance to marvel at what is right under our noses: a city-space full of possibilities. This is not, however, an exercise in passive contemplation, but something constructive, which aims at achieving a new, original point of view.
Encenguem la mar! action wishes to create a magical meeting point in which all the potential of the future will appear. One of the vital motors of any society is its culture. To light up this motor in a way which is collective, generous, unusual and civic is, as I see it, a fine reaction to the time of great changes which we are living through.