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CONSTRUCTED DREAMS

CONSTRUCTED DREAMS

Even though collage has always been part of Ciria’s repertoire and experimentation, the series Constructed Dreams (Sueños Construidos) began as such in 1999 and developed in its initial form, albeit with variations, until 2006. There was an overlapping of usually geometric elements developed especially to fit into the composition and also frequently recycled from unsuccessful previous works. After the artist moved to New York in 2005, the series mutated in new directions and settled squarely into heterogeneous groups of works such as the Post-Suprematist (Post-Supremática), La Guardia Place and Rorschach Heads III (Cabezas de Rorschach III) series.

Constructed Dreams also led into an entire series of sub-groups and suites that consists of an assortment of seemingly disconnected earlier works titled Adjectives (Adjetivos) (1991-1998), Synthetic Anamorphosis (Anamorfosis Sintética) (1999), Immanent Visions (Visiones Inmanentes) (2001-2003), Iconographic Magnets (Imanes Iconográficos) (2001), “They are a subjective revision of the genre of still-life to the extent they use the collages and assemblage as a fragmented accumulation that forms a total image out of pieces already painted and fragments recycled from other series. A still-life is nothing more than the arrangement of “objects“ in a certain space. A painting within another painting, like a real still-life; a painting object that uses a series of elements positioned on a displaced support. It’s the richness of “Spanishness” in painting: a cup, a jar a bottle for a” bodegón”, some flowers or fruit and a lifeless animal for a still-life, a skull for a vanitas…” Intersticios (2002-2005).

Starting in 2012, the formal and conceptual development of Interstices (Intersticios) once again revisits previous positions from the 90s and families of photographic collages are produced that are typically grouped in folders and frequently accompanied by actions: Lost Identities (Identidades Perdidas) New York Portfolio I (Portfolio de Nueva York I), New York II (Nueva York II), Berlin I (Berlín I), Berlin II (Berlín II) (all from 2012), Eyes (Ojos) (2012-2013).