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Robert Ferrer i Martorell IN RESiDENCE at the School Francisco de Goya
Sculptural project in the series LA NIT [THE NIGHT]
“Recently, I have been dealing with some specific issues concerning Valencian agriculture through a number of artistic series. Taking the environment as the starting point, I try to create an abstraction of the land: it is a land modified by humans, but this is only noticeable when we observe it from a distance.
The sculpture in the project at Francisco de Goya high school forms part of the series entitled La Nit [The Night]. However, it is not an explosion: this series is called “the night” because it shows the absolute division between the visible and the invisible. There is no background, no distraction, just two different ideas of the fine arts, two different worlds that are divided by a blurred line, which is not like a strict border line. It is not like an explosion: it is the representation of the dissolution of the visible into the night darkness.
Besides direct research into the materials used in this sculpture, we will also try to interweave the work with other works from other artistic disciplines, for I always defend the interdisciplinary nature of my projects. This sculpture will be accompanied by other minor sculptures demonstrating the initial ideas so that we can see the evolution of our conceptual project, using different formats and materials. This is the importance of series: fine art works are not single, isolated elements, but elements within a group that express an artistic discourse.”
Robert Ferrer i Martorell
Sculpture: PVC, 370 cm
In the sculpture, part of the series La nit [The Night], there is an absolute separation between the visible and the invisible. There is no background screen, no distraction. At night there is only darkness at night and, if it is able, that which has been made visible despite all difficulties. Two forms of living through fine art, two worlds which are separated by a diffuse zone that is nothing like the strict line of a border. What appears is not an explosion: it is the representation of the dissolution of the visible into the darkness of the night.
The approach to the work revolves around a concept of fine art work, not as a single, isolated element, but rather as an element within a series that accompanies and completes the artistic discourse. That is why, in addition to direct research into the materials used in sculpture, the process of creating the piece also involved seeking links between it and works from other artistic disciplines, with particular emphasis on music.
The sculpture, installed on the main staircase at the school, 1.5 metres from the ceiling, is 3.7 metres in length.