Absolute abstraction does not exist in art. Enrique Báster does not even propose it. Their series tend bridges towards more or less identifiable referents; It is perfectly possible to glimpse certain metaphors. And titles often illuminate ideas.
In overcrowding there is, obviously, overcrowding: agglomeration of elements that seem to look for an escape point. The notion of order has been put into crisis, although some logic persists in that chaos.
In Virus the alteration of a fabric is remarkable. The color and the stroke pose a disturbing "landscape" that evokes the invasive capacity of a toxin.
In the end it is about recreating another geometry, from the most elementary geometry. A commitment that, in the tidal wave of graphics that try to explain the contemporary world, becomes complex what is already complex.
These abstractions of Enrique Báster poetize perfectly scientific concepts, such as expansion, movement, speed, displacement. Everything induces this permanent mutation that characterizes current societies.