cuerpo y alma

According to Andrés Ginestet, any creative cycle consists of seven steps: innocence or purity, inspiration, gestation, education or perfection, reflection, satisfaction and emancipation.

The artist dedicates seven different collections to the creative cycle, each of them consist of seven art pieces or seven series.

Sculptural photography:
Sculptural photography showing the face and the body of a nude and dressed woman. It represents the quest for the soul of the subject in the object which leads to spaces in between. The aesthetics are sensitive and frail. There is no strong upfront message. In a normal photograph, the body is usually fragmented by the fact that only two dimensions are shown of a whole body. A sculptor however has no way of accepting that condition. A sculptor understands reality in its three dimensions.
During the next few years the project will evolve towards a series of photographs in which seven women assume poses that represent and illustrate the meaning of each phase of creation. There will be seven final moves for each figure in seven different settings or scenarios.

Figurative portraits and abstract portraits:
This series includes seven busts of women all dedicated to important pieces of music, for example Händel's "Messiah", Mozart's "Magic flute" and Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. The expressions of the busts follow and capture the music and reflect its prominence. This serves as a media between the artist and the spectator/collector as well as between the universe and human beauty allowing them to communicate beyond sculptural coalescence. These busts give bodily form to the melodies.
The abstractions are just abstractions in a language of their own. They transport the message from concretion to a latent pattern maintenance.

Two Ballerinas:
A never known archetype in art history was developed by Andrés Ginestet- the "two ballerinas". The anatomy of every woman shows, tracing down the lines of the breasts, nipples, ribs, stomach muscles, groin, the outline of two ballerinas. It is possible to see these two ballerinas in the "natural" body once the principle of reading the human body is understood. The second torso explains the idea in itself showing the "drawn" lines, as well as the photographic work "pink and blue". The third torso demonstrates in three dimensions the birth of the two ballerinas who emancipate themselves from the basic torso.
Each of the seven figures will be represented by its own movement.

Picadoras:
Symbolic representations inspired in minoic statues found in Crete (6000 a 2000 B.C.). This collection is made from precious materials, like gold and gems. The reason why the work is done in gold is very simple. Due to the size of the figures, the work is very similar to a miniature. In order to be able to touch them as much as you want you need appropriate surfaces. Gold is the best protection for the work in bronze, and for your skin. The gems emphasize the classical and antique character of the work. On one side, these statues follow sculptural tradition and, on the other side, they innovate the tradition by the means of the use of unprecedented technical skills, allowing a fuller range of nuances in the gold surfaces from shiny to matte.
The pictures on this homepage show just the clay models and architectural perspectives.

The cycle is completed with perfumes and music.



idea
sculptural photography including the front and rear view of my wife. Quest for the soul in the image. 75x100 cm. FineArt-print coated on aludibond.