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Lumpenkult
Ruins of the Anthropocene
The Future Lies Behind
The Barbarians Among Us
Alternate Monuments
Rewriting the 21st Century
Rise and Fall of a Rogue State
Analog Documents
(Fake) Wall Paintings
Scenes of a Revolution yet to Come
Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Last Days of Capitalism
Banners
Posters
Classic Drawings
Concrete Processes /
Landscapes with Ruins
Rationalist Models
Decorative Sculptures
Vignettes / Cartoons / Other Suites
Early Drawings / Soft Sculptures
Miscellanea
 
 

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RISE AND FALL OF A ROGUE STATE

"These ragged [businessmen] were a pitiable sight in their forlorn and marshy habitat; but their wretchedness made it all the more striking that they should have clung so tenaciously to some vestige of their ancestral customs."
— C. Lévi-Strauss

When a government or the international community considers that a third country is threatening the world's peace for its actions or just for its very existence (often presupposing that it's behaving irrationally and against its own best interests), they may declare it a 'Rogue State'.
This series shows the development of a society based on the predominant ideological premises of our time, carried to their ultimate consequences until the picture becomes the one of a totalitarian dystopia. Through its dwellers' testimonies and some external observations, we have fragmentary glimpses into the main aspects of this community such as economy, politics, legal system or everyday life. The set of drawings work also as a commentary on the challenges that come up when trying to implement an utopian idea, showing how isolation, scarcity and external hostility stimulate radicalization, victimism and military paranoia inside the social experiment, finally compelling it to choose between moderation or collapse.
 





Stinging Nettle

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper
Heavy Metals
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper
Square Holes in the Ground
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper
Two Science Fiction Writers
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper




 
Exile
2014 / 58 x 125 cm / Ink on paper
 









To Destroy Our Way of Life

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper

The Natural Situation

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper

Even a Few Social Democrats

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper

Great Personalities from the Past

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper


 

Foundation

2014 / 58 x 125 cm / Ink on paper










The Hints Are Overly Evident
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper
Collectivist Behaviour
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper
Report the Anti-Liberal Activities
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper
Market Systems Could Supplant Government
2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper


 

Decline

2014 / 58 x 125 cm / Ink on paper
 









Until Someone Collapses

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper

Magnificent Mansions

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper

The Final Form of Human Government

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper

Civilization and Its Achievements

2014 / 30 x 24 cm / Coloured pencil on paper






Installation View
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Distopía general / Reales Atarazanas, Valencia / 2017