IVÁN CANTOS-FIGUEROLA evokes childhood ("Infancia" in Spanish). He often seeks to enclose in his sculptures an emotion, a brief expression on a face. "Infancia" is made of his toys, little soldiers of green plastic.
"Infancia" is part of a series of three busts. A portrait was made of the artist when he was 2 years-old. Once an adult, he disliked this bust of poor quality. He reworked it and casted two bronzes out of the new portrait: one for him and one for his mother. When thinking of evoking childhood, he chose to use this newly self-portrait (a portrait of himself as a child). Each material used stresses a childhood memory. Like the Proust's Madeleine, IVÁN CANTOS-FIGUEROLA roots childhood into sensory memories. "Infancia" is made of melted little soldiers and represents a playful childhood.
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About Iván Cantos-Figuerola
Spanish, b. 1967, based in Madrid, Spain